Hike through the snow-covered mountain world of the Hochschwab. Explore Peter Rosegger’s picturesque Waldheimat region off the beaten track. Or make your way up to the romantic mountain pastures of Hinteralm at Mürzer Oberland Nature Park.
All of the above is best done during a snowshoe hike. Put on your snowshoes and set off to explore the pristine winter wonderland at your own pace – with your sweetheart, with the whole family or on your own, and no matter your skill level!
To explore Hochsteiermark on snowshoes, you need plenty of time. After all, there are countless trails waiting to be explored by you. If you only have limited time, you need to be decisive, picking your favourites from the huge selection. Below, find some of the most popular routes!
If you would like to explore the wintry Hochschwab karst plateau on foot, take the path via Russenstraße up to Sonnschienhütte. The route runs along a forest road, and despite its total length of twelve kilometres, it is suitable for beginners with good stamina. At the top you can fuel up on culinary delights at Sonnschienhütte or even spend the night there.
Hinteralm at Mürzer Oberland Nature Park is known as one of the region’s best areas for snowshoeing. The 16-kilometre route starts in the Upper Mürz Valley and takes you along forest roads and mountain trails up to the scenic high plateau at Hinteralm.
Our tip: Don’t forget to pack some snacks – the mountain huts are closed in winter!
This picturesque route to Mariazeller Bürgeralpe starts at the pilgrimage site of Mariazell and follows the Sebastiani Rosenkranzweg trail. Continue towards Habentheuersattel and pass by wintry Lake Kristallsee until you reach Edelweißhütte mountain restaurant with its stunning panoramic conservatory.
Our tip: Try the Grammelknödel dumplings with sauerkraut or the semolina pudding with strawberry sauce at Edelweißhütte!
There are many more varied snowshoeing routes waiting for you in Hochsteiermark.