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Weißeck starting in St. Georgen ob Judenburg

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Via the locally named "ORF road", you can get from the valley to the panoramic summit area in the Murtal region at an altitude of 1743 meters above sea level.
The village of St. Georgen ob Judenburg is located directly on the S 36 Murtal expressway and the train line from Leoben to Klagenfurt. Many hikers only know the municipality from passing through, but it is worth making a conscious decision to stop here and spend a day in the region. The two hiking regions can be roughly divided into Sonnseit'n (Murberge) and Schattseit'n (Seetaler Alpen). The hike to the Weißeck (1743 m) takes you along the northern foothills of the Seetal Alps. The entire hiking trail is on a gravel road, so orientation is easy - simply hike uphill along the main trail. At the summit there is a transmitter station (Austrian radio station), a summit cross, wooden benches and a magnificent view as far as the 3000 m peaks of the Hohe Tauern in the Murtal region. 

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Best season

January
February
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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
17,8 km
Route
5:30 h
Time
1000 hm
Uphill
1000 hm
Downhill
1743 m
Highest point

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From Judenburg via the B317 (14 km, approx. 15 minutes)

From Murau via the B96 and B317 (32 km, approx. 25 minutes)

From the village square in St. Georgen ob Judenburg (1), 734 m, we walk to the traffic circle and take the third exit. Here we hike uphill through the village, initially along an asphalt road, which then continues as a gravel road. In Georgner Graben, the road, which is also the hiking trail, leads continuously uphill. After approx. 2.4 km we come to a road junction (2), 1032 m, where there are also yellow signposts. We keep to the right and stay on the gravel road until we reach the summit. There are no red-white-red markings along the way, but there are always wooden signposts with the inscription "Weißeck". The road is locally known as "ORF-Straße", as this road leads directly to the ORF transmitter, which is located in the summit area. Shortly before the summit, you will see a path on the left, which you now follow up to the Weißeck (3), 1743 m. Of course, it is also possible to follow the road to the summit.
Those who enjoy circular hikes can walk over the mountain ridge to the Schafkogel and back to the Georgner Graben via the forest road.  
Take the train or bus to St. Georgen ob Judenburg.

The exact timetable and general information about public transport in the region: www.verbundlinie.at 

Several parking possibilities in the village or directly at the train station St. Georgen ob Judenburg. 
Refreshments and overnight accommodation:

Gasthaus Wieser, Tel.: +43 3583 2272, 8756 St. Georgen ob Judenburg 7, www.gasthof-wieser.at 

Gasthof Sonnenhof, Tel.: +43 3583 2116, Pichlhofen 60, 8756 St. Georgen ob Judenburg, www.maerchenwald.at 

Postcafe Ehgartner, Tel.: +43 3583 2855, 8756 St. Georgen ob Judenburg 11, www.murtaleis.at 

Freytag & Berndt (2017): Seetaler Alpen, Seckauer Alpen, Judenburg, Knittelfeld. WK 212 Wander-, Rad-, Freizeitkarte; 1 : 50 000 C. und M. Hlatky, (2017): Murtal – Rund um Spielberg – Seetaler Alpen und Seckauer Alpen. Kral Verlag, S. 160

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What the weather will be like

Unzmarkt-Frauenburg (750m)

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26.06.2024
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