Hiking and pilgrimage trails in the Mürz Valley

The eastern Mürz Valley is still an insider tip among hikers. The gentle hills, green fields and forests invite you to enjoy and experience nature. Discover walking paths and hiking tours that will remain unforgettable. A wide variety of topics will emerge as we traverse the landscape – mostly in connection with the lives of several well-known personalities from the area. Everyone from families to casual visitors and alpine mountaineering enthusiasts will find something to love here.

Walk in the footsteps of Peter Rosegger on the Alpl, in Krieglach and in Langenwang. In addition to the ‘Christtagsfreuden’ and ‘Christmetten’ Trails, there are other themed trails dedicated to the life and works of Peter Rosegger. These include the ‘Waldheimatweg’, the Peter Rosegger Memorial Path and the Peter Rosegger Almenrunde. Discover the Forest Nature Trail on the Alpl, where you can obtain interesting information about forests and climate change, or learn fascinating facts about mining on the Magnesite Hiking Trail in St. Barbara im Mürztal / Veitsch. With your children and Waldemar Wurzel, set off on a search for the ‘green jewel’ in the Mürzzuschlag Au. On these comfortable paths and nature trails through the Langenwanger Au area, nature lovers will find peace and relaxation. The Semmering Railway Hiking Trail in Styria is a hiking experience for the whole family and introduces you to the informative cultural history of the Styrian Semmering region and Semmering Railway.

Alpinists will also find sporting challenges in the Semmering-Waldheimat-Veitsch region, such as in the Hohe Veitsch area. Various routes and paths lead past imposing rock faces and the most beautiful panoramic spots to finally reach the summit at 1,981 m. Casual hikers often meet to hike on the Alpl, Pretul, Ganzalm, Kaarl, Scheibe or Brunnalm. Our alpine huts, snack stations and mountain inns are the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. In addition to unforgettable hiking experiences thanks to these beautiful natural surroundings, enjoy the regional alpine delicacies and culinary delights.

Tips for pilgrims

The Styrian Mariazellerweg leads through the Semmering-Waldheimat-Veitsch region to the Mariazell Basilica. As a pilgrim, you can choose between two different path variants. Pilgrimage Trail 706 B leads through the romantic, lush green forest home of Peter Rosegger past the Gölk Chapel in Krieglach, which contains many votive offerings from pilgrims, on to the Veitsch region and Mariazell. With the Pilgrimage Trail 706 A, you reach Mariazell via the community of St. Barbara im Mürztal / Mitterdorf and Veitsch. The Pilgrims’ Path in the Mitterdorf district brings not only adults, but also children, closer to the subject of pilgrimage with the character Jako, the ‘mystery-sniffer’. Objects, sculptures and landscape installations designed by artists can be found along the pilgrim paths to Mariazell. The original ‘landmarks’ that have been placed along its path are spiritual and secular points of orientation for the hiker and invite them to reflect. 40.7 metres high above all this towers the world’s tallest accessible (i.e. hollow and able to be entered) wooden Pilgrim Cross, in the district of Veitsch. The Pilgrim Cross, as a sign of peace, serves as a place where one is a little closer to God – a place that provides strength. In addition, there are many other ways not only for pilgrims, but also for interested visitors, to learn more about pilgrimages.

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