The Lahnsattel (1015 m above sea level. A. ) is a mountain pass in the Styrian- Lower Austrian Limestone Alps. About him leading the Lahnsattel road B23. The peak height is in the province of Lower Austria.

The saddle connects the Salzatal ( main town of Mariazell, adjoining municipality Halltal ) with the Muerztal (see Miirzsteg, Miirzzuschlag ) and thus a famous tourist area with the Styrian industrial area of ​​the Mur- Murz - furrow.

The street has on the southeast side ( for Murz ) a maximum gradient of 11% in the west (after third in the parish of St. Aegyd am Neuwalde in Halltal ), however 17%. In some cases a slightly flatter expansion would be possible. Just 3 km north of the pass is the limestone peaks of Goeller massif ( 1766 m), in the south the Wildalpe ( 1523 m).

1km east of the pass is 958 m above sea level. A. a small village of the same name - is already on the page to breastfeeding Murz. The village is affected by high levels of emigration; in the last 20 years she lost almost a fifth of its population. It is a good starting point for climbing the Göller. In the south of the village, the terrain is flat, pull the north and east ditches some of the southern flank of Göller down (Lahn ditch Hintereck and Saugraben ) that converge in Kaltenbach hole. The Lahn ditch was named after the track of Hurricane frequent avalanches ( dialect Lahn), because the region has - as well as on the pass road to the core Hofer Gscheid and around Mariazell - often snowy winters on. Beginning of 2006 had to be repeatedly locked short notice due to meter high snow into the street. Also avalanche danger is over again.


On 17 January 1844 a dust avalanche buried two houses with a total of eleven people. After three days, a woman could be rescued alive.

On January 18, 1878, went down a 150 -meter wide avalanche of Goeller, the crack 13 people to their deaths and the saddle -off on guest house Höchbauernhaus let disappear without a trace.