Hohe Veitsch

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 47.64800°N / 15.40500°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Sport Climbing, Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 6499 ft / 1981 m
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Geographical 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.

Hohe VeitschHohe Veitsch Summit

Getting There

by public transport: IMHO quite a challenge: Verbundlinie might be helpful

by car:
North Side:
Niederalpl can be reached via Mürzzuschlag - Mürzsteg or via Kapfenberg - Seewiesen (from north via Mariazell - Gußwerk)

South Side:
from Mitterdorf/Mürztal via Veitsch to the ski resort Brunntal.

Red Tape

a small area at the Bärental ascend

Routes Overview

Winter (Skitouring)

Schallerrinne (from South)

Schallerrinne - Hohe VeitschSchallerrinne Overview

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
Schallerrinne - Ascending Hohe Veitschnear Schalleralm
Schallerrinne - Ascending (near Sonnkogellift)
Veitsch SummitVeitsch Summit
Schallerrinne - DescendSchallerrinne descent


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.

Hundsschupfenrinne (Veitsch)Hundsschupfenrinne
Hundsschupfenkar (Veitsch)Hundsschupfenkar

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).

Starting Rodel (near Niederalpl)Rodel (Starting near Niederalpl)
Ascending Veitsch via RodelRodel
Ascending Veitsch via RodelClimbing at Rodel ascent
Veitsch SummitVeitsch Summit

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.

Veitsch - BärentalBärental Ski Descent
Veitsch - BärentalBärental (Veitsch)

Other Skitours (Kl. Wildkamm, Gr. Wildkamm)

Kl. Wildkamm from Niederalpl pass (ski resort)

Sohlenalm (near Niederalpl)Sohlenalm
Ascending Kleiner WildkammAscending Kl. Wildkamm
Kl. WildkammAscending Kl. Wildkamm
Skiing down Gr. Wildkamm North Face (Veitsch)Gr. Wildkamm N-Face

Summer (Hiking + Climbing)

several marked trails

hard climbs at Diernerwand

Places to Stay

several B+Bs

Graf Meran Haus (near the summit) 1836 m: open from mid May to Mid October - in Winter usually open on weekends

Graf Meran Haus (Veitsch)Graf Meran Haus
Graf Meran HausGraf Meran Haus

External Links

Veitsch town - www.veitsch.at

ski resort Brunnalm
ski resort Niederalpl

Skitourenatlas Schallverlag

AFAIK topos from Diernerwand are in Sportklettern Österreich Ost


Webcam in Veitsch town



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