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Koralm Crystal Trail

· 2 reviews · Long distance hiking trail · Murtal
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  • Wandern am Koralm-Kristall-Trail
    / Wandern am Koralm-Kristall-Trail
    Photo: TV Lipizzanerheimat/EU, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Wanderregion Soboth
    Video: Skiinfo & Bergleben
  • / Blick auf Gaberl
    Photo: keine Kenntnis, www.gaberl.at
  • / Altes Almhaus
    Photo: Tourismusverband Lipizzanerheimat, www.altesalmhaus.at
  • / Marienstatue am Wölkerkogel
    Photo: Willie Fuchs, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Sonnenaufgang am Rappold
    Photo: Reinhodl Waldhaus, Naturfreunde Bärnbach
  • / Wegmarkierung Aufstieg zum Rappold
    Photo: TV Lipizzanerheimt/EU, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Almrausch am Peterer-Riegel
    Photo: TV Lipizzanerheimat_EU, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Gipfelkreuz Peterer-Riegel
    Photo: TV Lipizzanerheimat/EU, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Aussicht vom Peterer Riegel
    Photo: TV Lipizzanerheimat/EU, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Saureishütte
    Photo: Gemeinde Hirschegg, Gemeinde Hirschegg
  • / Gesteinsformation 7 Heufuhren
    Photo: TV Lipizzanerheimt/EU, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Bernsteinhütte
    Photo: TV Lipizzanerheimat/EU, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Pack - Barbarahaus
    Photo: Schober Erich, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Wandern auf der Hirschegger-Alm
    Photo: TV Steirische Rucksackdörfer, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
  • / Weinebene - Felsofen auf der Handalm
    Photo: Schober Erich, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Weinebene - Pauluskapelle
    Photo: Schober Erich, Wolfsberg
  • / Großer Speik
    Photo: Schilcherland Steiermark
  • / Luckerter Felsen
    Photo: Schober Erich, RML Regionalmanagement Lavanttal GmbH
  • / Jakobskirche und Jakobihaus Soboth
    Photo: keine Kenntnis, www.mapio.net
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The hike takes us to the lofty heights of the Koralm-Stubalm area with impressive panoramas. We can expect comfortable ascents and descents that take us past contemporary witnesses of an exciting geological development.
difficult
Distance 75.6 km
21:00 h
2,551 m
3,090 m
2,113 m
1,007 m
We hike at an altitude between 1,100 and 2,140 Metres above sea level. The Koralm Crystal Trail connects Salla in the marble-rich Stubalm with Soboth, which lies in the quartz-rich southern Koralm. Along the way, we are accompanied by interesting rock formations as well as the remains of glassworks and lime kilns.

Author’s recommendation

Der Koralm Kristall Trail weist eine Länge von rund 76 km auf. Ob man den gesamten Weg nun in 2, 3, 4 oder Etappen gehen will, ist es jedenfalls ratsam, die Anzahl der Etappen selbst zu wählen.
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Author
Günther Steininger 
Update: July 22, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Großer Speikkogel, 2,113 m
Lowest point
Soboth, 1,007 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Grillitschhütte
Koralpe - Bärentalhütte (1600m)
Rehbockhütte
Saureishütte
Dreieckhütte (3)
Pack - Barbarahaus
Gasthaus Weinofenblick
Knödel-Hütte
Bernstein-Hütte
Weinebene- Gh. Weinofenblick

Safety information

As hikers, you are guests on the alpine pastures, in the forest and on the meadow. Please bear in mind the following tips:

  • Wild animals need peace and quiet, please avoid unnecessary noise.
  • Do not leave the marked hiking trails.
  • Do not dispose of rubbish in the forest, animals can injure themselves.
  • Keep your distance from grazing animals

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Tips and hints

Süd & West Steiermark
Hauptplatz 36
8530 Deutschlandsberg
Tel. +43 3462 43152
office@sws.st
www.sws.st

Start

Stubalm, Gaberl (1,547 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.107330, 14.916800
DMS
47°06'26.4"N 14°55'00.5"E
UTM
33T 493687 5217094
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Destination

Koralm, Soboth

Turn-by-turn directions

But let's turn back the wheel of time by hundreds of millions of years and go on an incredible search for traces, because the rocks of the Koralpe and Stubalpe tell us a lot about their eventful "life". We hike along the border between Styria and Carinthia, north to south. Most of the tour leads over soft alpine pastures with wonderful views over the landscape of southern Styria, then the path changes sides again and eastern Carinthia is in our field of vision. We cross and walk along ancient trade routes. And at the Altes Almhaus we meet the Lipizzaner young stallions who spend their youth here on the green ridges.

From the Gaberl we go uphill over alpine pastures and through forests towards the Koralm. With the detour to Rappoldkogel, a beautiful vantage point, we gain a promising impression of the alpine pasture area of the Koralpe. From the village of Pack, winding paths through the alpine and forest landscape await us. From the Wildbachsattel onwards, the ascent is moderate throughout and the most beautiful views await us in the open alpine pasture area. A little relaxation in between is granted from the Weinebene to the Speikkogel, where a magnificent panoramic view awaits us. From the Jauksattel, the trail is only slightly downhill, partly up and down through the forest to the Dreieckhütte, the last alpine pasture on our way. After Soboth, descend once more through the forest.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

With Verbundlinie’s BusBahnBim route planner app, planning your journey has never been easier: simply enter towns and/or addresses, stop names or points of interest to check all bus, train and tram connections in Austria. The app is available free of charge for smartphones – on Google Play and in the App Store

Getting there

www.at.map24.com

Parking

Parkplatz direkt beim Ausgangspunkt am Gaberl

Coordinates

DD
47.107330, 14.916800
DMS
47°06'26.4"N 14°55'00.5"E
UTM
33T 493687 5217094
w3w 
///overreact.promptly.freshly
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Die Koralpe lebt..." von Konrad Maritschnik, Weißhaupt Verlag 2006

Author’s map recommendations

Einen kostenlosen Folder mit Wegbeschreibung, Karte uvm. erhalten Sie bei der Region Süd & West Steiermark, www.sws.st

Wanderkarte Koralpe der Sektion Alpenverein Deutschlandsberg, www.oeav.at/deutschlandsberg

Equipment

Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit, including blister plasters, belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress in layers.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Inge Gartler · May 27, 2021 · Community
Hallo, mein Name ist Inge, ich bin 45 Jahre alt bin sehr sportlich und habe eine gute Kondition. Ich möchte meine erste Fernwandertour planen und diese Route erscheint mir für einen Einstieg durchaus geeignet. Jetzt stellen sich mir nur ein paar Fragen.: Wohin kann ich mich wenden, wenn ich bei der Planung Hilfe brauche. Reichen Bergschuhe, denn eine alpine Ausrüstung habe ich nicht. Nachdem ich ein bisschen Hohenangst habe möchte ich mich nicht in Richtung Bergsteigen entwickeln. Mir gehts ums Gehen und die Landschaft. Ich habe für diese Tour 5 - 6 Tage eingerechnet. Lg Inge
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Answered by Günther Steininger  · May 27, 2021 · Steiermark Tourismus
Liebe Inge, die Route ist konditionell aufwendig, jedoch ist keinerlei "Bergsteigen" dabei, sondern es geht immer gemütlich über einen Almrücken mit weiten Almflächen oder Wälder zwischendurch. Die besten Infos (Wanderkarte etc.) haben je nach Abschnitt der TV Lipizzanerheimat, www.lipizzanerheimat.com, und der TV Schilcherland, www.schilcherland.at. LG Günther

Rating

4.0
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Tourismusverband Lipizzanerheimat

Ein schöner Weitwanderweg. Tipp: Die Etappen etwas kürzer planen, dafür alle Gipfel, Z.B. Rappoldkogel, Speikkogel auf der Stubalm Peterer-Riegel, erwandern.

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Blick auf Peterer-Riegel, Ammering (im Hintergrund) und Stubalm-Speikkogel (von links nach rechts)
Photo: Tourismusverband Lipizzanerheimat, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat

Photos from others

Blick auf Peterer-Riegel, Ammering (im Hintergrund) und Stubalm-Speikkogel (von links nach rechts)

Reviews
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
75.6 km
Duration
21:00 h
Ascent
2,551 m
Descent
3,090 m
Highest point
2,113 m
Lowest point
1,007 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Flora and fauna

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