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Stage 10 From Glacier to Wine South Route St. Peter am Kammersberg - Murau

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The district of Murau is one of the most densely wooded regions in Austria. We are reminded of this during this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" over the Stolzalpe. We notice that the challenge of hiking in forested terrain lies primarily in overcoming differences in altitude as we climb about 1,000 meters, mostly through beautiful forest that offers little in the way of views. Splendid views of the Mur Valley are only offered on the descent via the well-known hospital on the Stolzalpe to the historic town of Murau with its striking castle in the middle of the small old town.
The cultural highlight of the day is the small old town of Murau, whose dominating castle can often be seen on the descent from the Stolzalpe, the highest point of the stage. It belongs to the Schwarzenberg family, whose head of the family is widely known as a Czech politician. The first castle on the Murau Castle Hill was built around 1232 by Ulrich of Liechtenstein. It came into the possession of the Schwarzenbergs in 1617, when the then 82 year old owner Anna Neumann von Wasserleonburg married in her sixth marriage the 25 year old Imperial Count Georg Ludwig zu Schwarzenberg. The breath of history also blows around us when we stroll through Murau in the evening and admire the many historic buildings and squares. It may be too late to visit the new brewery of the senses, but we can enjoy the excellent Murau beer. And the tour can be made up for the next day.

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
17,4 km
Route
6:30 h
Duration
1030 hm
Ascent
1020 hm
Descent
1816 m
Highest point
799 m
Lowest point

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From the idyllically situated village of St. Peter am Kammersberg, this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" leads us first down to the end of the trail from the previous day. After crossing the Katschbach stream, we follow - for the whole day - the long-distance hiking trail 09, the Salzsteig trail. Via the Pogerhütte and the Stolzenhütte we reach the summit of the Stolzalpe after about 1,000 meters of ascent. The descent begins steeply again, but then becomes pleasant and leads to the village of Stolzalpe with the hospital specializing in orthopedics. If there are any orientation problems here in the village, we go down from the upper hospital complex past the church to the lower hospital complex. From its parking lot, head west until a path branches off to the left that takes us to the Käferhube Inn. On its terrace we can enjoy a magnificent view of Murau and into the Mur valley. Note: there is also a shortcut directly to Murau, bypassing the Käferhube inn.

The further path leads downhill on the left to a road, which we follow again to the left, although a signpost also wants to lead us to the right via the Käferweg to Murau. At the road we soon reach, we keep to the right to branch off at the Rahmhube bus stop onto a forest path that takes us directly to Murau.

Arriving in the small town of Murau, we cross the road and walk straight down towards the center, passing schools and the beautiful St. Anna church, until we finally turn right and enter the historic center of Murau with its beautiful main square. Another tip: For 120 years, the Murtalbahn has connected the district of Murau with the Salzburg district of Lungau. The 65-kilometer-long narrow-gauge line with a gauge of 760 mm runs from Unzmarkt to Tamswegentlang the upper reaches of the Mur. In addition to scheduled passenger service with modern railcars and diesel locomotives, steam trains also operate as part of nostalgia trips. These have long since become an insider's tip for all railroad enthusiasts and romantics. Snorting, steaming and huffing, the steam locomotives with their cozy old wagons meander along the picturesque mountain scenery and the beautiful Mura River. History also accompanies us on the next stage, as our destination is St. Lambrecht with its impressive monastery.

Accessible by train and bus.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website www.busbahnbim.at

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There are several parking facilities available in St. Peter am Kammersberg.

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What the weather will be like

Murau (811m)

Morning
10°C
95%
5 km/h
Noon
15°C
15%
10 km/h
Night
11°C
45%
5 km/h
Some rain in the early morning. The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy, but dry.
Morning
8°C
55%
5 km/h
Noon
14°C
55%
5 km/h
Night
10°C
70%
5 km/h
Unsettled with occasional rain and a long dry phase around noon.
03.10.2022
6°C 17°C
04.10.2022
4°C 17°C
05.10.2022
4°C 19°C

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