OverviewMürzsteger Alpen is a part of the Northern Limestone Alps (Nördliche Kalkalpen) located in Styria and a small part is located in Lower Austria.
Many mountains in the Mürzsteger Alpen offer very nice Skitours. In sommer and fall hikers will find nice walks.
BordersThe northern border of the Mürzsteger Alps is Mariazell following the Halltal to Terz continue via Knollenhals and Kernhof to St. Ägyd am Neuwalde - continuing via the small valleys of Seebachtal - Wassertal - Trauchbach - Tiefentalerbach following the river Schwarza till Singerin (border to the Rax - Schneeberg Massif). Via Naßbach to Hinternaßwald crossing the Naßkamm to Altenbergtal continung to Kapellen following the river Mürz via Mürzzuschlag to Kapfenberg. The western border follows the rivers Thörlbach - Stübmingbach - Seegraben Seewiesen via Seebergsattel - Wegscheid - Gusswerk and the river Salza back to Mariazell.
Nearby RangesImportant nearby Ranges are the Rax - Schneeberg Massif (eastern), the Hochschwab Massif (western) and Fischbacher Alpen (part of Randgebirge östlich der Mur (southern)).
- Hohe Veitsch 1.981m
- Schneealpe 1.903m
- Göller 1.766m
- Wildalpe 1.523m
- Großer Proles 1.565m
- Großer Königskogel 1.574m
- Blahstein 1.563m
Getting ThereThe most important town in the southern part of the Mürzsteger Alpen is Mürzzuschlag - easily reached by train - Austrian Southern Railway or by car via Semmering Schnellstraße (S 6) from Vienna or Bruck an der Mur.
There are only small towns like St. Ägyd am Neuwalde and Mariazell in the northern part of the Mürzsteger Alpen.
Red TapeAFAIK the water of some areas in the Schneealpe Massif is collected for the Vienna Water Supply.
Hohe Veitsch (Skitouring)3 possible ski ascents - more information at the Hohe Veitsch page.
Several more steep ski descents (e.g. Hundsschupfenrinne)
Rauschkogel + Turntaler Kogel (Skitouring)Two skitours near the south side of Hohe Veitsch.
Sorry no images due to bad weather.
Göller (Skitouring)Two possible ascents - from Lahnsattel (south side)
Schneealpe (Skitouring)More information on the Schneealpe page.
The main summit is Windberg - but also other summits (Hohes Waxenegg, Schönhaltereck) of the Schneealpemassif offer nice Skitours.
Several possible Skitours (Almgraben/Lohmgraben), Karlgraben to Windberg summit - and also some step descents (quite nice in spring). In some guidebooks Kleinbodengraben on the north side of Schneealpe (starting at Gasthaus Leitner - Kalte Mürz Valley) is mentioned as skitour - I don't reccommend this ascent.
Hohes Waxenegg (Skitouring)AKA Hochwaxeneck or Hoch Waxeneck - According to the Austrian Map the correct name is: Hohes Waxenegg. A northwestern summit of the Schneealpemassif - nice and steep Skitour.
Blahstein - Lachalpe (Skitour)Blahstein is a well known Skitour - both starting at Krampen (near Neuberg an der Mürz) - both are summits of the Schneealpenmassif.
Großer + Kleiner Königskogel (Skitouring)via Schwarzenbachgraben - usually the descent from Kleiner Köngiskogel offer better snow conditions.
Großer Proles (Skitour)Nice and short Skitour starting directly at Frein an der Mürz
Wildalpe (Skitour)Also Wildalpe is a nice and short Skitour starting directly at Frein an der Mürz:
Kreuzschobernice Skitour - more less starting directly in Mürzzuschlag. Small hut (Kaarlhütte) near the summit (also open in winter)
IceclimbingTwo short waterfalls in the Mürzvalley (one near Krampen on near Mürzssteg)
sorry no images - although I climbed Krampen Ice Gully some years ago
(btw. Krampen Gully is in summer a Canyoning Tour)
Ski ResortsTwo small ski resorts at Niederalpl and Brunnalm (both Hohe Veitsch) - more information on the Hohe Veitsch page
HikingA lot of marked trails - please attach images from summer/fall of this area to improve the page.
Places to StayB&Bs in Mürzzuschlag, Neuberg/Mürz, Frein/Mürz, Mürzssteg, Mariazell, Veitsch etc.
Several Huts on the mountains
External Links & WebcamsRoutes and Tops at www.bergsteigen.at (German only)
Huts in the Mürzsteger Alpen at www.alpenverein.at
Veitsch Brunnalm Webcam