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From Ranten to the Allgaueck

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An intermediate level hike on the forest path with gentle ascents and a beautiful view of the Rantental, the Freiberg and the Krakautal featuring the Preber mountain.
Since ancient times, a connecting road has lead over the ridge between the Murtal and the Rantental, at the foot of the Gstoder. This intermediate level tour runs along this route on the Allgaueck. In the dip on the municipal boundary between St. Ruprecht and Ranten, a chapel dedicated to St. Joseph stands directly on the path, called the "Allgaueck Kreuz". It is not known when this chapel was built. It was restored for the first time in 1972 and again in 2000. A custom known as "Wetterbeten" takes place every June, at which the people of Allgau  pray from the "Ederkreuz" to the "Eckkreuz". "Weather praying" enjoys a long tradition in these parts of Styria and is still practised by locals today. It is supposed to be a plea for good weather for the summer months, to remain protected from storms and to ensure a rich harvest.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
10,9 km
Route
3:00 h
Time
569 hm
Uphill
569 hm
Downhill
1311 m
Highest point

Map & downloads

More information

Coming from Judenburg via Unzmarkt to Scheifling. Turn right here and drive to Murau. At the double roundabout in Murau, keep right and follow the road to Ranten.

Coming from Tamsweg, drive via Stadl an der Mur to Murau. At the double roundabout in Murau, keep left and follow the road to Ranten.

From the starting point at the Gasthof Hammerschmied, follow the information boards and the red and white markings along the Seebachweg (No. 2) to the Allgaueck junction. You hike up a forest road to a small forest chapel on the Allgaueck. The way back takes place on the route already known from the way there.
With the BusBahmBim app from the composite line, timetable information is easier than ever before: all bus, train and tram connections in Austria can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

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Public parking spaces are available at the Gasthof Hammerschmied.
The ideal time for this tour is from April to October. Information brochures are available at the various information offices. Freytag & berndt, Wander-Rad-Freizeitkarte, WK 211, Naturpark Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen, Murau, Sölkpass, 1:50 000, ISBN 978-3-85084-680-6

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What the weather will be like

Ranten (912m)

Morning
sunny
10°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
20°C
25%
10 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
16°C
35%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
foggy
12°C
75%
0 km/h
Noon
weather.icon.66
16°C
85%
5 km/h
Night
weather.icon.93
12°C
85%
0 km/h
Rain, rain, and rain again. Also a chance of thunderstorms towards evening.
22.05.2024
foggy
8°C 16°C
23.05.2024
rainy
6°C 17°C
24.05.2024
cloudy
6°C 18°C
Naturpark-Bank | © Alpengasthof Moser - ArisMedia

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