Gipfel-Kapelle | © Gemeinde Stolzalpe Gipfel-Kapelle | © Gemeinde Stolzalpe

From Murau over the Stolzalpe to St. Peter am Kammersberg

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A popular route with views of the eastern 3,000ers of the Hohen Tauern mountain range; some planning is required in order to get back to the starting point.

This hike over the Stolzalpe is very popular among many locals, either starting out from Murau to St. Peter or vice versa. This route is also part of the long-distance hiking network "Vom Gletscher zum Wein ‒ From Glacier To Wine" (in the opposite direction), which runs throughout the whole of Styria, as well as the Hemma Pilgrim's Trail. Every June, on what is known as Stolzalpl-Sonntag, hikers and pilgrims set off from both towns (Murau and St. Peter) to conquer the summit of the Stolzalpe and celebrate a mass at an altitude of 1,800m, complete with musical accompaniment. This tradition exists at some peaks in the region; it is a vibrant Styrian custom and certainly a unique opportunity for visitors to be part of this extraordinary day.

From the summit of the Stolzalpe, begin the descent to St. Peter am Kammersberg. Plan your return from St. Peter to Murau in advance: either by public transport or taxi.

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
16,9 km
Route
5:30 h
Duration
1033 hm
Ascent
1033 hm
Descent
1811 m
Highest point
810 m
Lowest point

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From the WM-Halle Murau (a world championship venue), we walk approx. 100m west to the pedestrian lights, where we cross the state road. Past the access road to the supermarket Billa, we turn right. After 50m or so, follow the signposts for the Stolzalpe. In the section from 1,060m to the church, you must walk along the road a couple of times. Walk along  the beautifully designed steps to the state hospital/Haus II (1,296m) and then take the gravel road up to the Fernerhütte (mountain hut, not serviced, 1,445m). The route now alternates several times between logging road and forest path. The final short, steep section takes us to the chapel (1,810m), where there is a summit register and stamp. You can access the summit with its summit cross in approx. five minutes after two small counter ascents  (1,817m). Follow the marked descent 909/938 to St. Peter am Kammersberg (830m).
The summit register is not located at the summit cross, but in the chapel a five-minute walk below the summit.
www.oebb.at
Großer Parkplatz direkt bei der WM-Halle.

Gesundheitswerkstätte: Führungen jeden Mittwoch um 15.30 Uhr oder gegen Voranmeldung. Herr Kilian Schwarz Tel.: +43 664 913 03 45, Mail: schwarz.kr@a1.net

Bus von St. Peter nach Murau: http://www.stlb.at/fahrplaene/

Taxi Wif-Zack, Tel. +43 664 395 77 77
Taxi Maier, Tel. +43 664 324 98 73

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What the weather will be like

Murau (811m)

Morning
18°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
27°C
25%
10 km/h
Night
23°C
55%
5 km/h
Quite sunny with scattered clouds during the day, but a chance of thunderstorms towards evening.
Morning
18°C
55%
5 km/h
Noon
25°C
40%
10 km/h
Night
21°C
75%
5 km/h
Early morning showers, then dry and fairly sunny. But thunderstorms will be likely towards evening.
30.06.2022
14°C 29°C
01.07.2022
13°C 27°C
02.07.2022
13°C 27°C

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