Route from Stadl to the Hiasbauer
This easy circular tour starting in Stadl an der Mur is particularly good for families. A subsequent visit to the Freizeitanlage Stadl (leisure pools) won't hurt either.
The town of Stadl an der Mur is not far from Murau and St. Georgen, in the direction of Tamsweg. Here you are very close to the state border with neighbouring Salzburg's Lungau region and Carinthia ‒ you might even say we are in a border triangle. Stadl lies not only on the River Mur, but also on the famous Murradweg cycle trail and has created a "gateway to the Murtal" with the new wooden Mursteg footbridge. Adventure lovers will find rafting on the Mur an unforgettable experience, as you can also add an organised rafting trip from here.The short hike starts off along the Murradweg to Goppelspach Castle. This splendid two-storey Renaissance building with beautiful grounds is privately owned. The trail then runs past the castle with castle moat, partly through forest, partly on paths, to the Hiasbauer farmstead, before embarking on the return leg. A refreshing dip in Stadl's bathing lake is also on offer.
From the village square/Ortner guest house in Stadl, walk along the Murradweg cycle path to Goppelspach Castle. Turn right at the fork, and left past the Castle, through a short section of forest to the moat, following Hiking Trail 8 to the Hiasbauer estate. At the Hiasbauer, take the asphalt road down the valley past the "Sonnberghof" and the parish church back to Stadl an der Mur.