From the Karl Ludwig Haus (Tel. +43 699 11888972) on our today's stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine", we immediately go downhill over the snake path to the Waxriegelhaus (Tel. +43 2665 237) and further on the Preiner Gscheid with the (Tel. +43 676 7554881), a pass crossing between Styria and Lower Austria.The Preiner Gscheid is also a popular starting point for hikes and tours in the mountain world of the Rax and the Kampalp train towards Spital am Semmering and Mürzzuschlag.
Crossing the pass, we continue on the 01 path along the border between Styria and Lower Austria, passing the Tattermannkreuz to a crossroads west of the Tratenkogel. Here we keep to the right in order to continue hiking slightly downhill in the direction of Große Scheibe / Beeralplkopf. At the crossroads near the Große Scheibe with the Scheibenhütte (Tel. +43 664 3640940), open from Easter to the end of October on Sundays and public holidays, we have to decide whether to take the short climb to the hut or descend directly to Mürzzuschlag.
Passing the Franzlbauerwand and through the Bürgerwald, we now head downhill to the beautiful small town of Mürzzuschlag with its numerous museums (Tourist Information Tel. +43 3852 3399) at the foot of the Semmering and the Fischbacher Alps, which we visit on our next stage up the Pretul, which takes us along the Semmeringbahn and over the summit of the Stuhleck.