This page is the attempt to complete the ranges of the Eastern Alps => I am looking for images (and also information) of Wechsel, Leithagebirge, Rosaliagebirge etc. to improve the page...
The Mountains east of the Mura are part of the Central Eastern Alps and consist of mountains and ranges eastwards the rivers Mura (Mur), Mürz and Semmering Pass - the exact borders are mentioned in sector Range Boundaries.
A small part of the subranges Günserer Berge (Kőszegi-hegység) and Ödenburger Gebirge (Soproni-hegység) are in Hungary.
Subranges and Subareas of Mountains east of the Mur (Mura)
Due to the hilly character of all subareas Hiking (on often well marked trails) is the most important alpine activity. Climbing Areas and Sking Resorts (also Ski Randonee) are in Grazer Bergland and Fischbacher Alpen - also Semmering and Wechsel.
The rivers Mur (up to Bruck an der Mur) and the river Mürz (to Mürzzuschlag) are the westward/northern borders of the Randgebirge östlich der Mur - continuing via Semmering and Gloggnitz to the Vienna Basin (Wiener Becken) to Bruck an der Leitha via Lake Neusiedl (Neusiedler See) to the Pannonian Basin (Pannonisches Becken) back to the river Mur.
Important junctions are Vienna and Graz. Detailed information will be mentioned in each subarea sections
Camping + Places to Stay
All subareas and surrounding valleys are (more or less) well developed for tourism. You can stay there in many hotels, B+Bs and camping places. Meanwhile the covaerage with moutain huts is quite poor. In the low season it might be difficult to find a place to stay at reasonable costs.
Grazer Bergland is famous for good climbing routes - more information is available at the Grazer Bergland page
Route Feuervogel - Rote Wand
Elfengarten - Röthelstein
UFO - Röthelstein
Fischbacher Alpen - Stuhleck
A mountain range southward and parallel the river Mürz, that is mainly wooded and alpine pasture.
Small ski resorts are characteristic in the Fischerbacher Alps. Also near the highest moutain: Stuhleck is a small ski resort
Panoramic view from Stuhleck summit
View from Stuhleck summit
Ascending Stuhleck from Rettenegg
Stuhleck - Steinkorb
Steinkorb - Stuhleck
Peter Rosegger is a famous poet - born in Alpl (a small town in the Fischbacher Alps)
Fischbacher Alpen are reached via A2 Südautobahn and S6 (Semmering Schnellstrße - Semmering Highway). Mürzzuschlag, Spital am Semmering and other towns in Mürztal are near the Austrian southern Railway.
Links + Webcams: Wintersportsmuseum in Mürzzuschlag
Actually not a range or mountain - but an important connection between Styria and Lower Austria (nowadays crossed by road, highway and train).
The Semmering Railway was the first standard gauge track mountain railway built in Europe (built between 1848 - 1854).
In 1998 the Semmering Railway was added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The travel experience that the Semmering Railway offered (and still offers) was in significant contribution to the development of tourism in the Semmering region in the 19th century.
Wechsel Pass is an important connection between Styria and Lower Austria - nowadays crossed by the Südautobahn A2 but also a moutain - with small ski resorts in Styria and Lower Austria. In summer and fall the hiking trails over alpine pastures are well attended and offer a great panoramic views.