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Koralm Crystal Trail

· 2 reviews · Long-Distance Hiking · Murtal
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  • Wandern am Koralm-Kristall-Trail
    Wandern am Koralm-Kristall-Trail
    Photo: TV Lipizzanerheimat/EU, Region Graz
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The hike takes us to the lofty heights of the Koralm-Stubalm area with impressive panoramas. We can expect comfortable ascents and descents that take us past contemporary witnesses of an exciting geological development.
difficult
Distance 75.6 km
21:00 h
2,407 m
2,947 m
2,113 m
1,007 m
We hike at an altitude between 1,100 and 2,140 Metres above sea level. The Koralm Crystal Trail connects Salla in the marble-rich Stubalm with Soboth, which lies in the quartz-rich southern Koralm. Along the way, we are accompanied by interesting rock formations as well as the remains of glassworks and lime kilns.

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Author
Günther Steininger 
Update: April 25, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Großer Speikkogel, 2,113 m
Lowest point
Soboth, 1,007 m
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Rest stops

Grillitschhütte
Koralpe - Bärentalhütte (1600m)
Rehbockhütte
Dreieckhütte (3)
Pack - Barbarahaus
Gasthaus Weinofenblick
Knödel-Hütte
Bernstein-Hütte
Weinebene- Gh. Weinofenblick

Safety information

As hikers, you are guests on the alpine pastures, in the forest and on the meadow. Please bear in mind the following tips:

  • Wild animals need peace and quiet, please avoid unnecessary noise.
  • Do not leave the marked hiking trails.
  • Do not dispose of rubbish in the forest, animals can injure themselves.
  • Keep your distance from grazing animals

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Tips and hints

Süd & West Steiermark
Hauptplatz 36
8530 Deutschlandsberg
Tel. +43 3462 43152
office@sws.st
www.sws.st

Start

Stubalm, Gaberl (1,547 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.107330, 14.916800
DMS
47°06'26.4"N 14°55'00.5"E
UTM
33T 493687 5217094
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Destination

Koralm, Soboth

Turn-by-turn directions

But let's turn back the wheel of time by hundreds of millions of years and go on an incredible search for traces, because the rocks of the Koralpe and Stubalpe tell us a lot about their eventful "life". We hike along the border between Styria and Carinthia, north to south. Most of the tour leads over soft alpine pastures with wonderful views over the landscape of southern Styria, then the path changes sides again and eastern Carinthia is in our field of vision. We cross and walk along ancient trade routes. And at the Altes Almhaus we meet the Lipizzaner young stallions who spend their youth here on the green ridges.

From the Gaberl we go uphill over alpine pastures and through forests towards the Koralm. With the detour to Rappoldkogel, a beautiful vantage point, we gain a promising impression of the alpine pasture area of the Koralpe. From the village of Pack, winding paths through the alpine and forest landscape await us. From the Wildbachsattel onwards, the ascent is moderate throughout and the most beautiful views await us in the open alpine pasture area. A little relaxation in between is granted from the Weinebene to the Speikkogel, where a magnificent panoramic view awaits us. From the Jauksattel, the trail is only slightly downhill, partly up and down through the forest to the Dreieckhütte, the last alpine pasture on our way. After Soboth, descend once more through the forest.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Accessible by train and bus.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website www.busbahnbim.at

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Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.107330, 14.916800
DMS
47°06'26.4"N 14°55'00.5"E
UTM
33T 493687 5217094
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Die Koralpe lebt..." von Konrad Maritschnik, Weißhaupt Verlag 2006

Author’s map recommendations

Einen kostenlosen Folder mit Wegbeschreibung, Karte uvm. erhalten Sie bei der Region Süd & West Steiermark, www.sws.st

Wanderkarte Koralpe der Sektion Alpenverein Deutschlandsberg, www.oeav.at/deutschlandsberg

Equipment

Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit, including blister plasters, belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress in layers.

Questions and answers

Question from Inge Gartler · May 27, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Günther Steininger  · May 27, 2021 · Steiermark Tourismus

Rating

4.0
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Tourismusverband Lipizzanerheimat
June 25, 2018 · Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat
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Blick auf Peterer-Riegel, Ammering (im Hintergrund) und Stubalm-Speikkogel (von links nach rechts)
Photo: Tourismusverband Lipizzanerheimat, Tourismusbüro Lipizzanerheimat

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
75.6 km
Duration
21:00 h
Ascent
2,407 m
Descent
2,947 m
Highest point
2,113 m
Lowest point
1,007 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Flora and fauna

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