Interestingly, the Altenbergersteig is quite little frequented even on nice weekends, probably the Preiner Gscheid "catches" the majority of hikers.
With the Gasthof Moassa and the Karl Ludwig Haus (bio - certified business) there are to the dreamlike summit panorama on the Heukuppe also still dreamlike culinary rest places on the tour.
Here the path divides and we continue to keep to the left upwards, to soon cross numerous scree fields in a traverse.
Now the trail begins to climb upwards to the right and takes us, past the "Steinernen Manndln", in a few hairpin bends to the Rax plateau not far from the Gamseck peak.
Now we turn right again and ascend the Heukuppe on an alpine path. After a short panoramic break, we hike downhill in an easterly direction to the Karl Ludwig Haus, which is soon visible.
There we have a good rest, before we return north of the already climbed Heukuppe on a blue marked path almost flat to the Gamseck summit and from there on the ascent path back to the Moassa inn.
In fog, the Rax plateau is not recommended, difficult orientation and usually strong wind make it quickly uncomfortable there!
ÖBB www.oebb.at or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at.
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Mürzer Oberland Nature Park Office, Tel. +43 3857 8321, www.muerzeroberland.at , open Mon. - Fri. from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Styria Tourism, Tel. +43 316 4003, www.steiermark.com
TRV Hochsteiermark, tel. +43 3862 55020, www.hochsteiermark.at
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Mountain, hiking and nature park guides: Information at the Nature Park Office Mürzer Oberland, Tel.: +43 3857 8321.
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