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From the Waldheimhütte hut to the Zirbitzkogel

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The tour auround the beautiful Wildsee lake is a popular circular hiking trail to the Zirbitzkogel mountain (2,396 m).

From the Waldheimhütte hut take path 320 to the Zirbitzkogel mountain (2,396 m).

The decent over the Fuchskogel mountain (2,214 m, path 308) and the Wildsee lake (path 321) is nice here. Then it goes past the Türkenkreuz cross and the Maria in der Zirbe (Marry in the stone pine) resting point back to the Waldheimhütte hut. 

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Result
Scenery

Best season

January
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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
14,3 km
Route
5:00 h
Duration
830 hm
Ascent
830 hm
Descent
2376 m
Highest point
1612 m
Lowest point

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More information

From Obdach, follow the road B78 towards Carinthia on the Obdacher Sattel. At the Obdacher Sattel, turn right towards St. Anna. Follow the street, drive through the village of St. Anna and follow the street to the Waldheimhütte. Approach from the main road about 9km (4km gravel).

Starting at the Waldheimhütte hut we take path 320 to the Zirbitzkogel mountain. The hiking trail is well signed and easy to follow. We will pass the Geierkogel mountain and then hike on to the Zirbitzkogel mountain (2,396 m). The Zirbitzkogel is the highest mountain in the Seetal Alps and the most-hiked mountain in the Eastern Alps. The mountain is much loved by the locals and a coveted place for visitors.

We take a decent break in the Zirbitzkogel alpine hut (2,376 m). At Zirbitz-Werner's hut it is also possible to rest over the night. 

A few steps across the alpine hut is the big summit cross (2,396 m). Here we can enjoy an impressive panorama of the Karawanks over the Julian Alps, Seckau Alps and Northern Limestone Alps including the Dachstein, Gesäuse and Hochschwab. 

The descent over the Fuchskogel mountain (2,214 m, path 308) and the Wildsee lake (path 321) is nice here. Then it goes past the Türkenkreuz cross and the Maria in der Zirbe (Marry in the stone pine) monument and resting point back to the Waldheimhütte hut. 

Make sure that you take your camera with you! The Wildsee lake is a really beautiful place with an impressive panorama.
Diese Tour gilt NICHT als "mit Bahn und Bus erreichbar", da keine regelmäßige Anbindung besteht.
Parking area at the Waldheimhütte.

You can also find this hike in the following hiking maps:

Spielberg - Hiking map 1 - Seckauer Alpen/Seetaler Alpen - Tour IV

Zirbenland - Hiking map "ZARTE" - Tour 

These maps are available free of charge from the tourist office "Tourismus am Spielberg" - info@tourismus-am-spielberg.at - Tel.: 0043 664 3577 2022 7166 
and at the tourist office "Tourismusbüro Judenburg" - info@judenburg.com - Tel.: 0043 3572 85000, Hauptplatz 20, 8750 Judenburg

You can also find more information about the region on - www.tourismus-am-spielberg.at or in the free app of the holiday region Murtal

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What the weather will be like

Obdach (868m)

Morning
14°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
21°C
55%
5 km/h
Night
16°C
70%
5 km/h
Dry and fair in the early morning, then variable with frequent showers.
Morning
14°C
10%
5 km/h
Noon
21°C
10%
15 km/h
Night
17°C
10%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
18.05.2022
8°C 20°C
19.05.2022
6°C 24°C
20.05.2022
10°C 26°C

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