Mürzsteger Alpen

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Mürzsteger Alpen
Created On: Apr 9, 2008
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Mürzsteger 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.


The 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.
Overview - Mürzsteger AlpenOverview

Nearby Ranges

Important nearby Ranges are the Rax - Schneeberg Massif (eastern), the Hochschwab Massif (western) and Fischbacher Alpen (part of Randgebirge östlich der Mur (southern)).

Rax and part of the plateau...Rax from Schneealpe
Hochschwab from RingkampHochschwab
Approaching the peak of...Stuhleck (Fischbacher Alpen)

Important Mountains

  • 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 There

The 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 Tape

AFAIK 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)

Veitsch SummitVeitsch Summit
Ascending Veitsch via RodelVeitsch Rodel
Schallerrinne - Hohe VeitschVeitsch Schallerrinne
Hundsschupfenkar (Veitsch)Veitsch Hundsschupfenrinne

Rauschkogel + Turntaler Kogel (Skitouring)

Two skitours near the south side of Hohe Veitsch.

Sorry no images due to bad weather.

Rauschkogel (from Schallerrinne - Veitsch)Rauschkogel from Veitsch
Ascending Turntaler KogelAscending Turntaler Kogel

Göller (Skitouring)

More information on the Göller page.

Two possible ascents - from Lahnsattel (south side)

view to Goellerin the background Göller
Terzer GöllerTerzer Göller
Göller Ascenton Göller North Ridge

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.

Schneealpe - LohmgrabenSchneealpe from Lohmgraben
Windberg (Schneealpe)Windberg
A view from Donnerwand to...Mitterbergwand from Donnerwand
Ski Ascent to Hinteralm (Schneealpe)Hinteralmplateau
Summit Schönhaltereck (Schneealpe) Schönhaltereck Summit

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.

Ascending HochwaxeneggAscending Hohes Waxenegg
The summitcrest in winterHohes Waxenegg - summit ridge
Hohes WaxeneggHohes Waxenegg - ski descent

Blahstein - Lachalpe (Skitour)

Blahstein is a well known Skitour - both starting at Krampen (near Neuberg an der Mürz) - both are summits of the Schneealpenmassif.

Blahstein Ski AscentBlahstein Ascent
Schneealpe from Blahstein AscentBlahstein Ascent
Lachalpe (Schneealpe)Lachalpe
Blahstein Ski Descentnear Falkensteinalm (Blahstein)
Skiing down from BlahsteinSkiing near Krampen
Snowboarder on BlahsteinSnowboarder on Blahstein

Großer + Kleiner Königskogel (Skitouring)

via Schwarzenbachgraben - usually the descent from Kleiner Köngiskogel offer better snow conditions.

Gr. KönigskogelGr. Königskogel
Kl. KönigskogelAscending Kl. Königskogel
Skiing down KönigskogelDescending Königskogel
Descending Kleiner KöngiskogelKl. Königskogel

Großer Proles (Skitour)

Nice and short Skitour starting directly at Frein an der Mürz

Gr. ProlesGr. Proles Ascent
Heavy Wind - Ascendcing Gr. ProlesGr. Proles Ascent
Ascending Gr.  ProlesAscending Gr.Proles
Gr. ProlesGr. Proles

Wildalpe (Skitour)

Also Wildalpe is a nice and short Skitour starting directly at Frein an der Mürz:

Wildalpe (Mürzsteger Alpen)Wildalpe
Skiing down Wildalpe Wildalpe - Descending after sunset
Powder - WildalpeWildalpe - Descending


nice Skitour - more less starting directly in Mürzzuschlag. Small hut (Kaarlhütte) near the summit (also open in winter)

Kreuzschober (Skitour)Kreuzschober
Kaarlhütte - KreuzschoberKaarlhütte


Two 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 Resorts

Two small ski resorts at Niederalpl and Brunnalm (both Hohe Veitsch) - more information on the Hohe Veitsch page


A lot of marked trails - please attach images from summer/fall of this area to improve the page.

Places to Stay

B&Bs in Mürzzuschlag, Neuberg/Mürz, Frein/Mürz, Mürzssteg, Mariazell, Veitsch etc.

Several Huts on the mountains

Graf Meran Haus (Veitsch)Graf Meran Haus
Kaarlhütte - KreuzschoberKaarlhütte

External Links & Webcams

Routes and Tops at www.bergsteigen.at (German only)

Huts in the Mürzsteger Alpen at www.alpenverein.at

Veitsch Webcam
Veitsch Brunnalm Webcam