Welcome to the VIA NATURA - a long-distance hiking trail with a length of about 130km.For thousands of years, wise people have taught us that natur is a great book from which we learn an infinite amount. But instead of reading the book of nature, we have listened to everything else and spurned the infinite intelligence of Mother Earth. The Via Natura wants to bring man closer to nature and nature closer to man again.
The tour is also considered a top tip of the region around the mountain personality "Grebenzen" and symbolizes one of the 19 leading offers on the subjects of hiking in the adventure area of Murau.
The Via Natura is divided into 10 stages of different length and different levels that tell the following themes:
Stage 1: NatureLearning (Neumarkt-St. Marein)
Stage 2: Nature as a source of inspiration - bionics (St. Marein - Zeutschach)
Stage 3: The essence of water (Zeutschach - St. Lambrecht)
Stage 4: Sound in nature and architecture (St. Lambrecht - St. Blasen)
Stage 5: The biography of the earth (St. Blasen - Mariahof)
Stage 6: Human and plants (Mariahof - Perchau)
Stage 7: Weather and climate (Perchau - Mühlen)
Stage 8: Working in harmony with nature (Mühlen - Kulm)
Stage 9: Energy fields in nature (Kulm - Dürnstein)
Stage 10: Power points in human and landscape (Dürnstein - Neumarkt)
From Munich via the A8 in the direction of Salzburg. From Salzburg on the A10 Tauern freeway to St. Michael im Lungau. Take the B96 to Tamsweg, then continue on the B95 tp Predlitz. The B97 leads via Stadl/Mur to Murau. There in the traffic circle direction St. Lambrecht to the Murau train station and further direction St. Lambrecht. Via Laßnitz near Murau you reach St. Lambrech, which is already in the nature park. There continue in the direction of Mariahof and Neumarkt. In Mariahof turn right towards Neumarkt, the road leads directly to the main square.- Arrival from East Austria/Hungary
At the freeway junction in St. Michael bei Leoben take the S36 towards Klagenfurt. Pass Knittelfeld and Judenburg until Scheifling. In Scheifling continue in the direction of Klagenfurt to Neumarkt, via Unzmarkt and Perchau am Sattal you reach Neumarkt.
- Arrival from sout Austria/Italy
Via Klagenfurt on the S37 past St. Veit/Glan, Treibach and Friesach. In Friesach continue in the direction of Vienna, via Dürnstein and Wildbach, to Neumarkt, In the middle of the main square you will find the starting point for the hike.
From Neumarkt main square we go to Mariahof, through the Neumarkt community forest to the Green Classroom, to the NaturLesePark and further to St. Marein. From there the trails leads us through the Graggerschlucht gorge to Zeutschach, on to the Zeutschach source of origin and via Maria Schönanger to the Grebenzen (1.870m). From the Grebenzen we continue to St. Lambrecht. An easy ascent leads us to St. Blasen and from here towards Dürnberger Moor/Mariahof. Via Steinschloss the trail leads us towards Perchauer Sattel and further on via Oderberger Alm to the Zirbitzkogel (2.396m). The descent is via the Tonnerhütte to Mühlen and Dürnstein. From Dürnstein the last stage leads us back towards the starting point to the main square in Neumarkt.
- Nature Park Bus LercherTel. +43(0)3584 2015 or +43(0)650 3322 733
- Cab to the Moser Alpine Inn, Karchau, St. BlasenTel. +43(0)3588 280
- Tonnerhütte bus from Mühlen to TonnerhütteTel. +43(0)3586 30077
- Zirbitzblitz in NeumarktTel. +43(0)664 23 36 906