Hohe Veitsch

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Hohe Veitsch
Hohe Veitsch from Pretul.jpg
View of the Hohe Veitsch from Pretul
Highest point
Elevation1,981 m (AA) (6,499 ft)
Prominence728 m ↓ Styrian Seeberg
Isolation12.7 km → Krautgartenkogel
Coordinates47°38′49″N 15°24′22″E / 47.64694°N 15.40611°E / 47.64694; 15.40611Coordinates: 47°38′49″N 15°24′22″E / 47.64694°N 15.40611°E / 47.64694; 15.40611
Hohe Veitsch is located in Austria
Hohe Veitsch
Hohe Veitsch
Parent rangeMürzsteg Alps
Mountain typePlateauberg

The Hohe Veitsch (1,981 m) is the highest mountain in the Mürzsteg Alps, in the Austrian state of Styria. It is a limestone massif, rich in wildflower meadows and good views, and runs from west (main summit, 1,981 m (AA)) to east (plateau at about 1,500 metres) to the Klein-Veitsch Alm, a distances of around 5.5 km.


The best known tour on the Veitsch runs from Niederalpl (1,223 m above sea level (AA)) up to the Sohlenalm (1,352 m above sea level (AA)), along the western side of the Wildkamm, then through a stone gully up to the high plateau. On the plateau, just below the summit, is the Graf Meran House owned by the Austrian Tourist Club (ÖTK, 1,836 m above sea level (AA)). Seen from the south, from (Mitterdorf / Brunnalm, in the parish of Veitsch), the Hohe Veitsch looks like a mighty limestone massif with steep south faces. The Graf Meran House is reached over the Goaß ascent (Goaß-Steign, about 2½ hours) or along the Serpentine Way (Serpentinenweg) left of the so-called 'Hundsschupfen' (around an hour). The north-south long distance path no. 05 runs from Niederalpl to the summit, where it meets North Alpine Way 01 (Nordalpenweg 01) running from the east over the high plateau; then both paths continue in parallel to each other in a westerly direction via Turnauer Alm and Göriacher Alm to the Styrian Seeberg. The Styrian Mariazell Way also runs over the massif.

Plateau walk[edit]

There is also a plateau walk via Seeboden to the Kleinveitschalm.

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