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Endless hiking experiences in Styria

In the north, you'll discover the glaciated peaks of the Dachstein massif and the limestone rocks of the Gesaeuse National Park. On the Tauplitzalm, you'll experience wide mountain meadows and deep blue lakes. From the Zirbitzkogel and Hochschwab, you'll enjoy breathtaking views and rustic mountain huts — whereas beautifully undulating landscapes and inviting vineyard await you on the Slovenian border. Welcome to Styria, a region that has a lot to offer in terms of scenic diversity, as well as an epic network of hiking trails running directly through it all. And you can do what you want here: Head out on cozy family hikes, challenge yourself with hut Tours that last several days, or trek long-distance hiking trails and discover the most beautiful, secluded places in Styria. ,

So you can get out and go immediately, we have selected six hikes in Styria for you. Three of the Tours are day hikes, which will take you through the Schladminger Tauern, the Dachstein massif and the untouched nature of the Tauplitzalm. If you prefer to spend several days in the mountains, you should take a look at the Hüttenrundwanderweg in the Gesaeuse National Park. On the well-signposted trails, you can put together your own personal circular Tour and hike between six and nine days through the magnificent mountain landscape.

Without question, the most epic Tours in our list are the North Route and the South Route of the long-distance hiking trail "From Glacier to Wine". Starting from the Dachstein massif, the two routes meander through the whole of Styria to the wine-growing regions of southern Styria. You hike through the most beautiful mountain ranges, stand on unique peaks, visit sleepy villages and lively towns. The 25-day South Route and the 35-day North Route offer you an incomparable insight into the nature and culture of Styria.

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  • Intermediate
    01:47
    2.87 mi
    1.6 mph
    825 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The "Wild Water" hike takes you on narrow paths, stone steps and wooden stairs through the wildly romantic Silberkarklamm. Here, over the millennia, the torrent has created an impressive gorge with exciting rock formations. Thanks to well-developed and signposted hiking trails, the short hike is a perfect adventure for the whole family.From the Silberkarklamm car park, the path always leads you uphill along the roaring Waldbach. Waterfalls, vertical cliffs, flowers - especially many gold auras in spring - and the wild and romantic scenery in the gorge and in the Kar provide the perfect backdrop for your tour. After climbing the gorge, the Silberkarhütte awaits you for a cozy retreat at the foot of the steep cliffs. From the Silberkarhütte on the "trail" back to the starting point: left of the hut leads along a trail along the slope, on the way you reach a great vantage point and then it goes on a real "Wurzelsteig" narrow and steep in the forest downhill to the crossroads , There you turn left and walk back to the Klammeingang.

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  • Difficult
    04:50
    9.62 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On the 6-lake hike, a leisurely flower hike to mountain lakes and huts awaits you in one of Europe's most beautiful alpine pastures. With the modern chairlift, you can fly from Tauplitz to the picturesque high plateau of the alpine pasture of the same name. From the mountain station, hike along well-marked paths to an altitude of around 1,650 meters. With each step, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and especially the striking peaks of Grimming and fall. On the signposted path, you will hike to Krallersee, Großsee, Märchensee, Steirersee, Schwarzsee and finally to the small Tauplitzsee.Due to the altitude and the particularly snowy winter, the alpine rose bloom starts much later on the Tauplitzalm than in other mountain regions - perfect for your summer hikes. Because often the alpine roses are still in bloom at the end of July. But also cloves, thyme, hellebore, anemones and many other colorful flowers decorate the alpine meadows. The lush flora in the limestone mountains and the many mountain lakes in the midst of the magnificent mountain scenery will make your hike unforgettable.

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  • Difficult
    03:55
    5.07 mi
    1.3 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On hardly any other hike in the Schladminger Tauern, you can experience the charm of this water-rich primeval landscape more intensively than on the tour through the "Valley of the Falling Waters". No fewer than three original mountain lakes await you on different floors along the way of this tour. This is joined by two rushing waterfalls, which are among the most impressive in the Schladming-Dachstein region. Surrounded by the natural showcase of wild Urgesteinsbergen, especially the steeply towering Hochwildstelle.From the parking lot at Seewigtal Stüberl you follow a nearly flat alpine path to Gasthof Forellenhof. You walk along the western shore of the Styrian Lake Constance and enjoy the view over the lake to the waterfall under the Hans-Wödl-Hütte. Along the waterfall you climb steeply to the hut. A short detour brings you even close to the waterfall. About steps of stone slabs, the path leads you to the Hans Wödl hut, which is perfect for a promising stop. Behind the hut, the path leads gently sloping along the western shore of the picturesque Hüttenssee. Through bushes and alder scrub we head for the second lake over a grassy terrain up to the third lake, the Obersee. Only a few steps and you have reached the shore of the Obersee. Back then you wander on the already known way.

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  • Difficult
    49:39
    76.8 mi
    1.5 mph
    22,975 ft
    22,975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Gesäuse Hüttenrundwanderweg connects all ten mountain huts in the national park, including the Mödlingerhütte, the Heßhütte, the Buchsteinhaus and the Haindlkarhütte. The signposted hiking trail leads you to the most beautiful valleys and to the spectacular summits of the Gesaeuse National Park. Depending on your condition, you need six to nine days to complete the circuit, so you can put together your own personal discovery tour.We have put together a six-day version for you here. If you want to plan between the Hess hut and Buchsteinhaus still the danglers to Haindlkarhütte or Ennstalerhütte, you come at the end of eight to nine days in the beautiful mountain scenery.1st Stage: From Admont up to the Mödlingerhütte
    Distance: 14.5 kilometers - Duration: 5.5 hours
    Stage 2: From the Mödlingerhütte to the Heßhütte
    Distance: 13 kilometers - Duration: 5 hours
    Stage 3: From the Heßhütte to the Buchsteinhaus
    Distance: 10 kilometers - Duration: 6 hours
    Stage 4: From the Buchsteinhaus via the Buchauer Sattel to Admonterhaus
    Distance: 18 kilometers - Duration: 7.5 hours
    Stage 5: From Admonterhaus to Rohrauerhaus
    Distance: 14 kilometers - Duration: 5 hours
    Stage 6: From the Rohrauerhaus down to Admont
    Distance: 19 kilometers - Duration: 5.5 hours

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  • Difficult
    66:21
    105 mi
    1.6 mph
    29,325 ft
    35,250 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Die Südroute des Fernwanderwegs „Vom Gletscher zum Wein” führt dich in 25 Tagesetappen vom Dachstein einmal quer durch die Steiermark bis zu den sonnenverwöhnten Weinbergen an der Grenze zu Slowenien. Du wanderst vom vereisten Dachsteinmassiv über die eindrucksvollen Schladminger Tauern bis ins Bergsteigerdorf Krakau. Über die historische Stadt Murau geht es weiter in den Naturpark Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen mit dem Benediktinerstift St. Lambrecht und hinauf auf einen der schönsten Aussichtsberge Österreichs: den Zirbitzkogel. Nach der Überschreitung der Pack- und Koralpe erwartet dich zu guter Letzt die sanfte Hügellandschaft des Schilcherlands und des Naturparks Südsteiermark.Die ersten zwölf Etappen der Südroute führen dich von den vereisten Gipfeln des Dachsteins hinab nach Schladming. Von dort aus wanderst du von Hütte zu Hütte durch die ursprüngliche Berglandschaft der Schladminger Tauern. Du besuchst das Bergsteigerdorf Krakau, bewunderst die Altstadt von Murau und erreichst schließlich Neumarkt im Naturpark Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen. Retour geht es mit dem Tälerbus, der zwischen dem Murtal und dem Ennstal verkehrt.Etappe 1: Mit der Seilbahn auf den Dachstein und weiter zum Guttenberghaus
    Strecke: 7,2 Kilometer – Dauer: 3,5 Stunden
    Etappe 2: Vom Guttenberghaus nach Rohrmoos
    Strecke: 19,5 Kilometer – Dauer: 6,5 Stunden
    Etappe 3: Von Rohrmoos zu den Berghütten an den Giglachseen
    Strecke: 13,8 Kilometer – Dauer: 6 Stunden
    Etappe 4: Von den Giglachseen zur Keinprechthütte
    Strecke: 5,4 Kilometer – Dauer: 4 Stunden
    Etappe 5: Von der Keinprechthütte zur Gollinghütte
    Strecke: 9 Kilometer – Dauer: 6 Stunden
    Etappe 6: Von der Gollinghütte zur Preintalerhütte
    Strecke: 7,7 Kilometer – Dauer: 6 Stunden
    Etappe 7: Von der Preintalerhütte zur Putzentalalm
    Strecke: 10,5 Kilometer – Dauer: 5 Stunden
    Etappe 8: Von der Putzentalalm ins Bergsteigerdorf Krakau
    Strecke: 15,2 Kilometer – Dauer 7 Stunden
    Etappe 9: Von Krakau nach St. Peter am Kammersberg
    Strecke: 19,4 Kilometer – Dauer 6,5 Stunden
    Etappe 10: Von St. Peter am Kammersberg nach Murau
    Strecke: 16,9 Kilometer – Dauer: 6 Stunden
    Etappe 11: Von Murau nach St. Lambrecht
    Strecke: 15 Kilometer – Dauer 5,5 Stunden
    Etappe 12: Von St. Lambrecht nach Neumarkt
    Strecke: 20,5 Kilometer – Dauer 7,5 Stunden

  • Difficult
    67:14
    136 mi
    2.0 mph
    23,975 ft
    25,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On the stages 13 to 25 you climb from Neumarkt in Styria up to the incomparable view on the Zirbitzkogel, circumnavigate on the ridge of the Koralpe the Lavanttal and reach the South Styrian wine country. Here you can hike along a promising mountain ridge always along the border between Slovenia and Austria - wide views into both countries included. On the last stages, you finally wander through the magnificent vineyards and experience the Mediterranean charm of southern Styria on your arrival at the destination Leibnitz.Stage 13: From Neumarkt in Styria to Tonnerhütte am Zirbitzkogel
    Distance: 19.2 kilometers - Duration: 7.5 hours
    Stage 14: From Zirbitzkogel to Obdach
    Distance: 16.8 kilometers - Duration: 6.5 hours
    Stage 15: From shelter to Salzstiegl
    Distance: 17.5 kilometers - duration 6.5 hours
    Stage 16: From Salzstiegl to Pack
    Distance 19 kilometers - duration 6.5 hours
    Stage 17: From Pack to Glassworks
    Distance: 24.9 kilometers - duration: 8.5 hours
    Stage 18: From Glashütten to Deutschlandsberg
    Distance: 16.5 kilometers - duration 5.5 hours
    Stage 19: From Deutschlandsberg to Schwanberg
    Distance: 10.5 kilometers - duration 4 hours
    Stage 20: From Schwanberg to Eibiswald
    Distance: 11.8 kilometers - duration 4 hours
    Stage 21: From Eibiswald to Remschnigg
    Distance: 19.2 kilometers - duration 7 hours
    Stage 22: From Remschnigg to Leutschach
    Distance: 17.2 kilometers - Duration: 6 hours
    Stage 23: From Leutschach to Ratsch an der Weinstraße
    Distance: 15.3 kilometers - Duration: 5 hours
    Stage 24: From Ratsch on the wine route to Ehrenhausen
    Distance: 13.5 kilometers - duration 5.5 hours
    Stage 25: From Ehrenhausen to Leibnitz
    Distance: 12.7 kilometers - duration 4.5 hours

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  • Difficult
    61:58
    114 mi
    1.8 mph
    20,500 ft
    26,750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Die Nordroute des Fernwanderwegs „Vom Gletscher zum Wein” führt dich in 35 Tagesetappen über die spannendsten Gebirgsgruppen der gesamten Steiermark. Die unterschiedlichen Landschaften entlang der Nordroute bieten dabei jedem Wandertyp die ideale Tour. Ob du lieber anspruchsvoll durch die Bergwelt rund um den Nationalpark Gesäuse wanderst, den Hochschwab und die Rax in der Hochsteiermark bezwingst oder genussvoll durch die Gartenlandschaften in der Oststeiermark mit dem Naturpark Pöllauer Tal schlenderst, auf der Nordroute findet jeder Wanderer seinen persönlichen Lieblingsabschnitt. Besonderer Höhepunkt für genussvolle Wanderer ist dann das Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark mit seinen sechs Thermen zwischen Bad Waltersdorf, Bad Blumau und Bad Radkersburg.Die Etappen 1 bis 12 der „Vom Gletscher zum Wein”-Nordroute führen dich vom Dachsteinmassiv mit seinen eisigen Gletschern zu den weiten Almwiesen und Bergseen der Tauplitzalm und hinauf zu den steilen Kalksteinfelswänden im Gesäuse-Nationalpark – keine Frage, dieser Abschnitt ist die Traumtour für jeden ambitionierten Bergwanderer. Entlang des Weges übernachtest du in urigen Alpenvereinshütten und kommst so noch zusätzlich in den Genuss fantastischer Sonnenaufgänge und -untergänge.Etappe 1: Mit der Seilbahn auf den Dachstein und weiter zum Guttenberghaus
    Strecke: 7,2 Kilometer – Dauer: 3,5 Stunden
    Etappe 2: Vom Guttenberghaus zum Stoderzinken
    Strecke: 12,6 Kilometer – Dauer: 5,5 Stunden
    Etappe 3: Vom Stoderzinken nach Bad Mitterndorf
    Strecke: 21,3 Kilometer – Dauer: 8 Stunden
    Etappe 4: Von Bad Mitterndorf auf die Tauplitzalm
    Strecke: 14,6 Kilometer – Dauer: 5,5 Stunden
    Etappe 5: Von der Tauplitzalm zur Hochmölbinghütte
    Strecke: 14,5 Kilometer – Dauer: 6 Stunden
    Etappe 6: Von der Hochmölbinghütte nach Wörschach
    Strecke: 11 Kilometer – Dauer: 4,5 Stunden
    Etappe 7: Von Wörschach nach Lassing
    Strecke: 12,1 Kilometer – Dauer: 4,5 Stunden
    Etappe 8: Von Lassing nach Admont
    Strecke: 22,5 Kilometer – Dauer: 6 Stunden
    Etappe 9: Von Admont zur Mödlingerhütte im Gesäuse
    Strecke: 14,8 Kilometer – Dauer: 6 Stunden
    Etappe 10: Von der Mödlingerhütte zur Heßhütte
    Strecke: 13,2 Kilometer – Dauer 6 Stunden
    Etappe 11: Von der Heßhütte nach Radmer
    Strecke: 16,6 Kilometer – Dauer: 6,5 Stunden
    Etappe 12: Von Radmer nach Eisenerz
    Strecke: 22,1 Kilometer – Dauer: 7 Stunden

  • Difficult
    68:45
    121 mi
    1.8 mph
    30,175 ft
    28,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On stages 13 to 24 of the "From Glacier to Wine" north route, you can hike from Eisenerz over the three impressive mountain groups Hochschwab, Veitschalpe and Schneealpe and enjoy the view of Styria from their highest peaks. After crossing the Mürz valley near Mürzzuschlag, you will hike on the mountain range of the Fischbacher Alpen through dense mountain forests to the Almenland nature park in Eastern Styria.Stage 13: From Eisenerz to the Sonnenschienalm on the Hochschwab
    Distance: 21 kilometers - Duration: 8 hours
    Stage 14: From the Sonnenschienalm to the Schiestlhaus
    Distance: 11.3 kilometers - Duration: 5 hours
    Stage 15: From Schiestlhaus to Seewiesen
    Distance: 11.8 kilometers - Duration: 4.5 hours
    Stage 16: From Seewiesen to Count Meran Haus on the Hohe Veitsch
    Distance: 18.9 kilometers - Duration: 7 hours
    Stage 17: From Graf Meran Haus to Neuberg an der Mürz
    Distance: 18.2 kilometers - Duration: 6.5 hours
    Stage 18: From Neuberg an der Mürz to the Schneealm
    Distance: 11 kilometers - Duration: 5.5 kilometers
    Stage 19: From the Schneealm to the Karl Ludwig Haus
    Distance: 12.9 kilometers - Duration: 5.5 hours
    Stage 20: From Karl Ludwig Haus to Mürzzuschlag
    Distance: 19.3 kilometers - Duration: 7 hours
    Stage 21: From Mürzzuschlag to the Rosegger shelter on the Pretul
    Distance: 21.8 kilometers - Duration: 8 hours
    Stage 22: From the Rosegg refuge to Fischbach
    Distance: 20.5 kilometers - Duration: 7 hours
    Stage 23: From Fischbach to Straßegg
    Distance: 14.3 kilometers - Duration: 5 hours
    Stage 24: From Straßegg to the fire lochs in the Almenland Nature Park
    Distance: 12.1 kilometers - duration 4.5 hours

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  • Difficult
    51:41
    112 mi
    2.2 mph
    11,800 ft
    14,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On stages 25 to 35 of the northern route you will finally explore the vast hilly landscape of Eastern Styria. From the fire lulls you first cross the foothills of the Alps and then wander through small forest, vineyards and apple orchards and across wide meadows of small towns to small towns. At the end it is again very picturesque: the closer you come to the Slovenian border, the more vineyards line your way. If you like, you can also stop at one or the other stop in a winery and taste the fine wines or take home as a souvenir of the tour destination Bad Radkersburg.Stage 25: From the fire gaps to Anger
    Distance: 13.6 kilometers - Duration: 4.5 hours
    Stage 26: From Anger to Pöllau
    Distance: 15.7 kilometers - Duration: 5.5 hours
    Stage 27: From Pöllau to Hartberg
    Distance: 16.9 kilometers - Duration: 6 hours
    Stage 28: From Hartberg to Bad Waltersdorf
    Distance: 18 kilometers - Duration: 5.5 hours
    Stage 29: From Bad Waltersdorf to Fürstenfeld
    Range: 20 kilometers - Duration: 6 kilometers
    Stage 30: From Fürstenfeld to Unterlamm
    Distance: 17 kilometers - Duration: 5.5 hours
    Stage 31: From Unterlamm to Riegersburg
    Distance: 17.6 kilometers - Duration: 6.5 hours
    Stage 32: From Riegersburg to Fehring
    Distance: 12.2 kilometers - Duration: 4 hours
    Stage 33: From Fehring to Bad Gleichenberg
    Distance: 14.8 kilometers - Duration: 5 hours
    Stage 34: From Bad Gleichenberg to Klöch
    Distance: 20.1 kilometers - Duration: 6.5 hours
    Stage 35: From Klöch to Bad Radkersburg
    Distance: 12.4 kilometers - Duration: 4 hours

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    683 mi
  • Duration
    376:10 h
  • Elevation
    142,700 ft

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