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Murau - Frauenalpe (1,997m)

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  • Panoramatafel
    / Panoramatafel
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  • / Auf dem Weg zum Frauenalpe Gipfel
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  • / Wegmarkierung auf dem Weg zur Frauenalpe
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  • / Wandern auf der Frauenalpe bei Murau
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  • / Bernhard-Fest-Hütte unter dem Frauenalpe-Gipfel
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  • / Vom Frauenalpe Gipfel zur Apollonia Kapelle und Bernhard Fest Hütte
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  • / Blick vom Frauenalpe Gipfel auf die Apollonia Kapelle im Herbst
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A wonderful alpine hike with sweeping views of the Niedere Tauern, the Gurktaler Alpen and the Karawanken, commencing in the district capital and weaving up Murau's 1,997m local mountain.
moderate
Distance 14.5 km
6:10 h
1,165 m
1,165 m
1,997 m
832 m

The hiking tour takes us up above the historical old town of Murau to one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in the Nockberge. Before the real ascent begins, there is a short detour to the delightfully idyllic Leonharditeich (pond) and Leonhardikirche (St. Leonhard Church), situated above the River Murau. The hiking trail towards the Frauenalpe begins its climb from the district of Schlatting not far from Murau train station. It runs mainly through forest, sometimes crossing the access road to the Frauenalpe, until reaching the Alpengasthof Krische (an alpine guest house) and the Murauerhütte (mountain hut), where we tackle the onward ascent over mountain pastures towards the summit. Here we find ourselves largely on the property of the princely family of Schwarzenberg, whose history has been intertwined with Murau for over 400 years.Discover the shorter variant up to the Frauenalpe summit, which is also suitable for families with children (starting from the Murauerhütte at 1,583m) here.

Author’s recommendation

A good spot for a rest is the Apollonia Chapel, as it is sheltered from the wind.
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Update: December 02, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Frauenalpe peak, 1,997 m
Lowest point
Murau train station, 832 m
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Rest stops

Murauerhütte

Safety information

  • Plan your tours carefully & stay flexible.
  • Bring the right equipment.
  • Check current weather information.
  • Cancel your trip in the event of poor weather.
  • If there is an accident, remain calm.Emergency mountain rescue number: 140
  • Take your rubbish with you.
  • Act calmly when encountering animals on the mountain pastures (alps).
  • Always keep dogs on a lead.

Tips and hints

  • Murauerhütte: www.murauerhuette.at, Tel. +43 664 512 08 92
  • Hotel Gasthof Krische: www.frauenalpe.com, Tel. +43 3532 2320

Start

Murau train station (868 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.104837, 14.168555
DMS
47°06'17.4"N 14°10'06.8"E
UTM
33T 436912 5217149
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Destination

Murau train station

Turn-by-turn directions

From Murau-Schlatting, we follow a footpath uphill through the forest, several times crossing the road that winds upward from Murau to the Murauerhütte. At the Murauerhütte (1,583m), we continue hiking along long-distance hiking trail 132/109 in the direction of the Käsereihütte and past the Bernhard Fest Hütte until we reach the summit cross. At the peak /Trogscharte fork at 1,854m, we can walk approx. 250m towards the Trogscharte peak and refresh ourselves at the spring. Return via the route ascended.Alternatively, you can drive from Murau via the district of Schlatting (following the signs to Frauenalpe) to the Alpengasthof Krische or the Murauerhütte, and set off on a shorter hike from there (also suitable for children).

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Die Stadt Murau ist mit dem Zug und Bus gut erreichbar. Nähere Informationen unter www.oebb.at.

Getting there

https://www.google.at/maps/dir//Stadtpark,+Friesacher+Stra%C3%9Fe,+Murau/@47.1146034,14.1434197,13.17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4770561b5125f7fb:0x29736def74997646!2m2!1d14.1701097!2d47.109195

 

Parking

  • Öffentliche Parkplätze nähe Stadtpark - Info-Pavillon
  • Alternativ: Auffahrt bis zur Frauenalpe, Parkplätze bei der Murauerhütte

Coordinates

DD
47.104837, 14.168555
DMS
47°06'17.4"N 14°10'06.8"E
UTM
33T 436912 5217149
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Freytag & berndt, Wander-Rad-Freizeitkarte, WK 211, Naturpark Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen, Murau, Sölkpass, 1:50 000, ISBN 978-3-85084-680-6

Author’s map recommendations

Free hiking maps are available at the tourist information offices in Murau and Kreischberg.

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Equipment

  • Sturdy footwear with high-grip soles, protection against the rain, the cold and the sun, enough drink, hiking maps, emergency equipment (dressings, blister pads, etc.)
  • Packing your rucksack properly makes things much easier: pack heavy items first. Your water bottle should always be stored within reach in a side pocket. Items used often, such as sun glasses, camera, maps, etc., go on top.

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Rating

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Lisa B
April 26, 2018 · Community
Schöne Wanderung, wenn am Gipfel noch Schnee liegt ab Murauer Hütte nur bedingt zu empfehlen. Man bricht oft tief in den Schnee ein, sehr mühsam und anstrengend. Aber ohne Schnee top! Festes Schuhwerk sollte man haben.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
6:10 h
Ascent
1,165 m
Descent
1,165 m
Highest point
1,997 m
Lowest point
832 m
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