Hiking route Gstoder - Touren-Impression #1 | © Tourismusverband Murau Hiking route Gstoder - Touren-Impression #1 | © Tourismusverband Murau


A beautiful, family-friendly alpine walk on this magnificent panoramic mountain that starts in St. Ruprecht ob Murau.
At an altitude of 2,140m, the Gstoder is the highest peak in the Murberge, which in turn is a small mountain range in the Central Alps. The state border between Salzburg and Styria lies at the summit. Due to its location on the eastern end of the Lungau region, the mountain is also nicknamed the "Grenzwächter" ("border guard"). Lying south of the striking, pyramid-shaped peak, which is made of mica slate, is a large plateau above the tree line, featuring the Dörfler Alm and the Payeralm. Hikers find the Gstoder appealing for its isolated location, which guarantees sweeping views on fine days. From the high plateau below the summit, you can see valleys such as the Katschtal and the Krakautal and even into neighbouring Lungau. The alpine meadows on the Styria-Salzburg border guarantee a particularly enjoyable walk, which is also suitable for families with children.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
4,6 km
2:30 h
400 hm
370 hm
2140 m
Highest point

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Coming from Judenburg via Unzmarkt to Scheifling. Turn right here and drive via Murau to St. Ruprecht.

Coming from Tamsweg via Stadl an der Mur drive straight on to St. Ruprecht.

From here, continue on the Allgauerstraße until you reach the Koasahütte turnoff. From Dörfl you continue on a toll road. You drive through a barrier with a coin-operated machine (deposit: € 4,- per car). From the barrier, follow the forest road for about seven kilometers to the Koasahütte.

Access is possible via the toll road (make sure to have €5 ready in coins at the gate) up to the Jogaushütte (not serviced). From here, we walk along the ÖAV Trail 799 from the Jogaushütte to the Dörfler Alm. Follow the state border up across the 1,987m Dörfler Höhe, via a small dip, and continue to an ascent to the summit at 2,140 m. Return via the same route.Jogaushütte 1,755m (not serviced) ‒ access from St. Ruprecht via toll road.
  • Visit the Styrian Museum of Wood in St. Ruprecht ob Murau: www.holzmuseum.at
  • Get a hiking badge at the Murau-Kreischberg Tourist information Office
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Parking is available directly at the Koasaütte.


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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