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  • Marterl beim Plodererhof
    / Marterl beim Plodererhof
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / Weißalm
    Photo: Brigitte Digruber, CC BY, Hochsteiermark
  • / Am Herrenboden
    Photo: Brigitte Digruber, CC BY, Hochsteiermark
  • / Madonna am Herrenboden
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / 7 Punkte Weg Wanderpass
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / Pilgerkreuz
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / Paulaquelle
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / Siebenbrunn
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / "Luckertes Kreuz"
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / Basilika Mariazell - Innenansicht
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, Hochsteiermark
  • / Pilgerweg in der Steiermark: 7 Punkte Weg
    Video: Outdooractive
m 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Marterl beim Plodererhof Pilgerkreuz am 7-Punkte-Weg Madonna am Herrenboden "Mooshubenwirt", Gasthof Basilika Mariazell "Luckertes Kreuz"
Day hike over gentle alpine pastures from Pass Niederalpl to Mariazell. The last section leads directly along the historic Mariazell Trail.
moderate
Distance 18.6 km
6:30 h
681 m
1,035 m
1,461 m
785 m
  • 1st point: Marterl at the Plodererhof, 1.220 m (stamp)
  • 2nd point: Madonna at Herrenboden, 1.440 m
  • 3rd point: Paulaquelle, 1,305 m
  • 4th point: Siebenbrunn, 928 m
  • 5th point: Pilgrim's cross, 897 m, "Mooshubenwirt" (stamp)
  • 6th point: "Luckertes Kreuz", 868 m
  • 7th point: Mariazell Basilica, Kirchenwirt (stamp)

Author’s recommendation

You can find a picture report of the hike on the 7-Points-Weg >>here!
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Author
Brigitte Digruber
Update: June 12, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,461 m
Lowest point
785 m
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Safety information

 Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Emergency reporting tip - provide answers to the six W questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site?

 

Tips and hints

Tourism Association Hochsteiermark - Office Mariazeller Land

Main square 13, 8630 Mariazell

T: +43 (0) 3882 2366

Mail: tourismus@mariazell-info.at

www.mariazell-info.at

www.hochsteiermark.at

Start

Pass summit Niederalpl (1,225 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.680870, 15.376990
DMS
47°40'51.1"N 15°22'37.2"E
UTM
33T 528294 5280900
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Destination

Mariazell

Turn-by-turn directions

On the Niederalpl Passhöhe from the Marterl at the Plodererhof our path leads over the Wetterinalm, the Weißalm, the Ochsenboden to the Madonna at the Herrenboden. From there continue in the direction of Schöneben to the Paulaquelle as the 3rd point of the trail . From the Paulaquelle we hike on a forest path further into the Schöneben. There we have to be careful, avoid the forest road and follow the Erzherzog Johann hiking trail, which leads away from the old house in Schöneben, in order to reach the next point, the Siebenbrunnen.

The 5th point is the pilgrim's cross, where we can now deposit our stone. After a refreshment at the Mooshubenwirt, we continue through the Mooshuben, up the Kreuzberg, to the "Luckerten Kreuz" as the penultimate point of this hike. The destination is, how could it be otherwise, the basilica in Mariazell.

At all these points there are signs (see photo) which set tasks. This one-day hike takes about six hours over beautiful alpine pastures and through wonderful scenery. Starting with a stamp at the Plodererhof, then at the Mooshubenwirt and finally at the Kirchenwirt in Mariazell, we can have this pilgrimage tour "confirmed".

Brochures with information and tour map are available. We collect our "stone", which we symbolically carry with us, at Niederalpl and then place it at the pilgrim's cross.   

Put everything quietly into God's hands   

the happiness, the pain,   

the beginning and the end

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

 Call bus no. 196 - runs from 01 May to 26 October Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (during the summer vacations also Thursday and Friday).

Registration 90 minutes in advance required, Tel.: +43 (0) 664 4837688.To

Getting there

Coming from Mariazell via the B20 to Wegscheid, turn left in the direction of Mürzzuschlag and drive to the Niederalpl pass.

Parking

Directly on the pass Niederalpl.

Coordinates

DD
47.680870, 15.376990
DMS
47°40'51.1"N 15°22'37.2"E
UTM
33T 528294 5280900
w3w 
///pillbox.externally.indignant
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available in the office of the tourist office

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map belong on top.An emergency kit belongs in every backpack!A clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!A good hiking boot is a good companion and should never be missing on the mountain!Do not forget a blister plaster just in case!

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.6 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
681 m
Descent
1,035 m
Highest point
1,461 m
Lowest point
785 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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