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From Ranten to the Allgaueck

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An intermediate level hike on the forest path with gentle ascents and a beautiful view of the Rantental, the Freiberg and the Krakautal featuring the Preber mountain.
Since ancient times, a connecting road has lead over the ridge between the Murtal and the Rantental, at the foot of the Gstoder. This intermediate level tour runs along this route on the Allgaueck. In the dip on the municipal boundary between St. Ruprecht and Ranten, a chapel dedicated to St. Joseph stands directly on the path, called the "Allgaueck Kreuz". It is not known when this chapel was built. It was restored for the first time in 1972 and again in 2000. A custom known as "Wetterbeten" takes place every June, at which the people of Allgau  pray from the "Ederkreuz" to the "Eckkreuz". "Weather praying" enjoys a long tradition in these parts of Styria and is still practised by locals today. It is supposed to be a plea for good weather for the summer months, to remain protected from storms and to ensure a rich harvest.

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Result
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Best season

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
10,9 km
Route
3:00 h
Duration
569 hm
Ascent
569 hm
Descent
1311 m
Highest point
909 m
Lowest point

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Starting at the Gasthof Hammerschmied, we follow the signs and the red-white markers along the Seebach trail (no. 2) to the Allgaueck fork. Taking a logging road, we walk up to a small forest chapel at the Allgaueck. Return via the same route.
Picnic at the "Allgaueck Kreuz" chapel.

Gut erreichbar mit Bus und Bahn, nähere Informationen unter www.oebb.at

Parkplätze beim Gasthof Hammerschmied vorhanden.

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What the weather will be like

St. Georgen am Kreischberg (851m)

Morning
-5°C
5%
4 km/h
Noon
2°C
25%
8 km/h
Night
-1°C
20%
6 km/h
Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
Morning
0°C
45%
14 km/h
Noon
7°C
25%
20 km/h
Night
1°C
5%
14 km/h
Early clouds will gradually clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
31.01.2022
-6°C 3°C
01.02.2022
-4°C 3°C
02.02.2022
-4°C 4°C

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