OverviewGeographical Classification: Eastern Alps - Mürzsteger Alps
Hohe Veitsch is the highest mountain of the Mürzsteger Alpen - located in Styria. The main summit is on westward end a plateau (distance approx. 4 km from east to west) and offers a wide panoramic view to the eastern alps.
Veitsch is a well known ski touring moutain, but also offers nice hikes in summer.
Orientation might be difficult on the plateau under bad weather conditions.
Getting Thereby public transport: IMHO quite a challenge: Verbundlinie might be helpful
Niederalpl can be reached via Mürzzuschlag - Mürzsteg or via Kapfenberg - Seewiesen (from north via Mariazell - Gußwerk)
from Mitterdorf/Mürztal via Veitsch to the ski resort Brunntal.
Red Tapea small area at the Bärental ascend
Schallerrinne (from South)
Start at the ski resort Brunnalm head for the upper station of the Sonnkogellift (T-bar lift) via Schalleralm. Continue NW on the ridge several 100m - change to Schallerrinne (couloir) walk up via Graf Meran Haus to the summit (approx. 2,5 hours from the ski resort). In late spring walk up the hiking path near the ridge
A steep (and potentially dangerous) couloir, that leads from the Veitsch plateau back to the Brunnalm Ski Resort.
This descent requires very good snow condition (Firn) - usually in spring.
Rodel (from North)
quite longer and more difficult
Start at the town of Niederalpl follow some dirt roads (southwards) to Rodel valley. Pass Point 1086m and continue soutwards to the basin between Gr. Wildkamm and Hoher Mücken. Some exposed steps (usually to climb - some old rope and a ladder) lead to the upper valley that continue to the summit plateau (approx. up to 4 hours).
Bärental (from West respectively Northwest)
Start at the Niederalp pass (ski resort) and follow a (more or less flat) dirt road to a hunting lodge near P. 1278m turn left and follow the valley to a saddle between Gr. Wildkamm and Veitsch (near Gingatzwiese) and continue to the Veitsch summit (approx. 4,5 hours)
Also starting from Sommerauer (to be reached via Aschbach) is possible.
Other Skitours (Kl. Wildkamm, Gr. Wildkamm)
Kl. Wildkamm from Niederalpl pass (ski resort)
Summer (Hiking + Climbing)
several marked trails
hard climbs at Diernerwand
Places to Stayseveral B+Bs
Graf Meran Haus (near the summit) 1836 m: open from mid May to Mid October - in Winter usually open on weekends
External LinksVeitsch town - www.veitsch.at
ski resort Brunnalm
ski resort Niederalpl
AFAIK topos from Diernerwand are in Sportklettern Österreich Ost
Webcam in Veitsch town