A very long hike from the Frauenalpe to the Kreischberg, boasting outstanding views on alpine meadows and hiking trails, and particularly suitable for hikers with plenty of stamina.Starting at the Murauerhütte on the Frauenalpe (1,583m), the route leads on to the Käsereihütte and the Bernhard Fest Hütte. From the mountain hut, continue to the summit of the Frauenalpe (1,997m). Caution: the route is marked with marking posts (red/yellow) up to the next signpost at the fence access. Passing the Murmelfelsen with cross, continue to the Troghütte via the Trogscharte peak and on to the Turnhoferhütte. From here, we walk on to the Ackerlhöhe and the Ursch. From this summit, the tour continues on the Seebodenhöhe and from there to the Schwarmbrunnhöhe peak. From here, the route continues to the Teringerloch and then the Prankerhöhe. This is the most striking peak in the tour. From the Prankerhöhe, we follow the route to the Schattloch and the Goldachnock (2,171m), the highest peak in the hike. From here, we continue on over the Seeriegel; the only point with views of the Hauserersee lake. Then it's on to the Kirbischhals and the Kirbisch. From here, the marked trail runs via a dip to the Rosenkranzhöhe. Now we hike along the ski slope to the Schirmbar on the Kreischberg and from here proceed downhill to the mountain station for the Kreischberg 6-seater gondola lift. To get to the valley town of St. Lorenzen/St. Georgen am Kreischberg, follow the hiking trail via the Rieglerhütte mountain hut on ÖAV Trail 130 or TVB Trail 3 (logging road marked red/yellow; 2.5 to 3 hours).
In summer, you can descend to St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg by gondola lift (during opening times).
Murau is easy to reach by train and bus. More information is available at www.oebb.at. However, there are no public transport connections on the Frauenalpe. There are good train and bus connections from St. Lorenzen back to Murau www.stlb.at/fahrplaene.
WanderTaxi Wif-Zack (hikers' taxi), Tel.: +43 664 395 7777Operating times Kreischberg gondola lift: www.kreischberg.at