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Mountain tour to the Hohe Veitsch

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  • Start der Tour am Niederalpl
    / Start der Tour am Niederalpl
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  • / Sohlenalm (nicht bewirtschaftet)
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  • / Auf der Sohlenalm
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  • / Aufstieg zur Gingatzwiese
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  • / Blick zum Wildkamm
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  • / Kurz vor dem Gipfel
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  • / Gipfelkreuz auf der Hohen Veitsch
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  • / Gipfelkreuz auf der Hohen Veitsch
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  • / Ausblick vom Gipfel
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  • / Blick vom Gipfel zum Graf-Meran-Haus
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  • / Gipfel-Panorama
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Beautiful mountain tour from Niederalpl to the summit of Hohe Veitsch
moderate
Distance 12.5 km
5:00 h
850 m
850 m
1,981 m
1,216 m
The well-marked trail (405) starts directly at the pass summit at Niederalpl.

According to the signposts, you need 3 1/2 hours for the almost 7 km long ascent to the summit of the Hohe Veitsch. However, fast hikers can easily complete the tour in less than 3 hours.

There and back you need about 5 hours (depending on speed).

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget your camera - beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains from the summit cross
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Author
Brigitte Digruber
Update: February 07, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,981 m
Lowest point
1,216 m
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Tips and hints

Tourismusverband Hochsteiermark - Büro Mariazeller Land

Hauptplatz 13, 8630 Mariazell
T: +43 (0) 3882 2366
Mail: tourismus@mariazell-info.at
www.mariazell-info.at

Start

Niederalpl Passhöhe (1,216 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.680661, 15.376336
DMS
47°40'50.4"N 15°22'34.8"E
UTM
33T 528245 5280876
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Destination

Hohe Veitsch Gipfel

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our tour at the top of the pass at Niederalpl (1,221 m). First we follow a forest path to the Sohlenalm. Once at the Sohlenalm, we cross a forest road, then turn left into the forest, then a short stretch across an alpine pasture and continue again along a forest road that leads to the Wildkammsteig trail between Wildkamm and Hohe Veitsch. Along the trail you always have a view of the distant summit cross. After the long traverse along the trail, we now reach the Gingatzwiese via a steeper ascent. Once there, we follow the path to the right (on the left we could branch off to the Großer Wildkamm) up to the Veitsch plateau, where we then head south to the already visible summit cross of the Hohe Veitsch (1,981 m).

At the large summit cross you have a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and also down to the Graf-Meran-Schutzhaus (walking time approx. 20 minutes).

We return the same way.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Call bus line 196 between Mariazell and Niederalpl - you can get the timetable in the office of the tourism association, Tel.: 03882/2366

Mail: tourismus@mariazell-info.at , www.mariazell-info.at

Getting there

Coming from Mariazell through Gußwerk towards Seeberg,but in Wegscheid turn right, drive through Aschbach and then along some hairpin bends to Niederalpl Passhöhe.

Parking

directly on the Niederalpl Passhöhe at the parking lot

Coordinates

DD
47.680661, 15.376336
DMS
47°40'50.4"N 15°22'34.8"E
UTM
33T 528245 5280876
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking map from the Mariazell region

Author’s map recommendations

The hiking map is available free of charge at the office of the Mariazeller Land Tourist Association!

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Good hiking boots are necessary for the tour to the Hohe Veitsch, hiking poles are also an advantage!

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 like sunglasses, camera or hiking map belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

 


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.5 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
850 m
Descent
850 m
Highest point
1,981 m
Lowest point
1,216 m
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