Hiking is an activity of the legs and a state of the soul
The perfect starting point at 1,600 m above sea level for hikes on the Zirbitzkogel
From the AlmDorf Tonnerhütte in the Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen Nature Park, you can hike leisurely from hut to hut, or get to know the beauty of nature around the Zirbitzkogel on a guided hike with certified hiking guides. Between Styria and Carinthia, the Zirbitzkogel is the highest peak in the Lavanttal and Seetal Alps. At 2,396 m above sea level, it is an excellent vantage mountain, offering hikers fantastic distant views of Styria, Carinthia and the Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen Nature Park.
Weekly guided tours from the house:
- Donkey hike with sausage barbecue
- Wondrous journey into the forest
- Summit hike on the Zirbitzkogel (Murau ambassadors)
Weekly guided tours in the region:
- Habitat forest, water, meadow & moor (Murau ambassadresses
- Awakening in the Hörfeld Moor (Tourimusregion Mittelkärnten)
(For more information about dates and times please contact us directly)
360° panoramic view above Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen Nature Park & Region Murau
With its 2,396m, the Zirbitzkogel in the Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen Nature Park looms as the most beautiful panoramic mountain in Styria. Not only for hikers but also for walkers or a family outing, it is a popular excursion and holiday destination.
As the highest peak in the Seetal Alps, the Zirbitzkogel offers a unique 360° panoramic view of the Murau holiday region and the Murtal valley. With an ascent of approx. 2.5 hours, the Grasberg is also a popular hiking tour for families in Styria. Those who prefer a more leisurely hike can take the Panorama Trail – a circular trail to above the timberline with panoramic views of the Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen Nature Park.
We know about the needs of hikers…! Awarded with the Austrian & European hiking quality seal!
With the Austrian and European Hiking Quality Seal, the AlmDorf Tonnerhütte is one of the award-winning establishments for hiking holidays in Austria. We undergo constant quality controls and offer a service programme specially optimised for hikers.
Our Hiking Quality Services
- Located directly on the hiking trail network
High hiking competence of the hosts incl. individual tour advice
- Free hiking maps
- Hire of backpacks, walking sticks, water bottles
Hiking snacks service
- Weekly guided tour with the hosts
- Hiking tour folder
- Water basin for shoe cleaning
- Drying room for wet hiking boots and hiking clothing.
Small Alpine and hiking holiday Hike the Zirbitzkogel
3 or 4 nights in an apartment
incl. basic breakfast basket and linen set
FREE Zirbitzkogel hiking map
use of the AlmWellness facility indoor
- incl. Murtal guest card
4 nights SO to DO or
3 nights DO to SO
Price per person from € 199,00
From the romantic “witch’s cottage” with a outhouse hidden in the forest to the comfortable alpine hut for 8 people, in the alpine village Tonnerhütte on the Zirbitzkogel, hut lovers get their money’s worth. All huts have a wood-burning cooker or tiled cooker as the centrepiece of the rustic parlour. Whether with a fountain in front of the door for the morning cat wash or rather comfortable with a bathtub, there is something for every hut fan.
The apartments, designed in 2020 at 1600m above sea level, are furnished in a high-quality and natural way. The communicative centre of each flat is the spacious kitchen-living room. There you will find a cooker with ceramic hob and oven, a fridge with freezer compartment, a coffee machine, a kettle and a dishwasher. All flats are equipped with shower, WC and satellite TV. Families from 2 to 8 people will find plenty of space here and enjoy an unforgettable time in the AlmDorf.
In the center room of the Tonnerhütten AlmDorf you will find the rustic Almwellness facility. This truly unique oasis for relaxation and recreation is located in the middle of nature, with healthy mountain air and impressive panoramic views. For you as a guest in the Tonnerhütten AlmDorf, the use of the AlmWellness facility with Finnish sauna, sanarium, whirlpool and “Brechlbad” with mountain herb and pine scent is included.
Our favorite Hiking Tours
See tours in the Murau region
The panoramic circular hiking trail leads from the Tonnerhütte via a cottage settlement Herterhöhe. On this beautiful vantage point is a “Nature reading island”. From there we get back below the tree line and walk through the forest back to the Tonnerhütte.
from the Tonnerhütte downhill following the access road to the 2nd bend – straight ahead towards the Bogenparcours and after about 15m left into the hollow way downhill following the path to the Jakosberg church. From there we have a beautiful view over the valley. Follow the municipal road to the crossroads Tonnerhütte Mühlen – up along the road – after about 500m right along the meadow path to Schober and via Übelbachweg along the route from the glacier to the wine back to Tonnerhütte.
From the Tonnerhütte we go to the summit of the Zirbitzkogel, to the Lavantseehöhe and past the Fuchskogel over the Zanitzenhöhe to the St. Martiner Hütte. From there it is not far to Carinthia and St. Martin am Silberberg.
Beautiful hike in high alpine region with well accessible paths. Magnificent views of the Hohe Tauern, the entire Niedere Tauern, the Eisenerz Alps, the Seckau Alps, the Hochschwab, the Stubalpe, the Koralpe, the Saualpe, the Steiner Alps and the Julian Alps in Slovenia and the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park.