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The most beautiful hikes for your summer in Styria

From the eternal ice to the gentle wine landscape - the hiking trails in Styria offer you plenty of variety. Whether to idyllic mountain lakes, through dense forests, along clear streams, to romantic Alpine meadows, past rugged rock formations or out to high peaks - you will find everything in this region of Austria. Let yourself be surprised by the diversity. Around the mountains of the Dachstein, Gesaeuse or Hochschwab you will also get interesting insights into the history of the region, its inhabitants and traditions. Treat yourself to a break in one of the rustic Alpine huts, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy your summer in Styria.

You can get an optimal insight into this dreamlike region on the long-distance hiking trail "From glacier to wine". The northern route starts on the Dachstein Glacier and takes you on 340 miles (548 kilometers) in 35 stages to Bad Radkersburg. You start in the rugged north and hike through deep green forests into the gentle landscape of Eastern Styria. The southern route is 237 miles (382 kilometers) long and takes you over beautiful panoramic mountains to the Nature Park South Styria. You hike past picturesque mountain lakes, over green Alpine pastures and a long ridge into the wine country. You don't have that much time? Then choose a suitable section of the long-distance hiking trail. If you prefer to do individual day tours, you can set up your base camp in Graz or in the Murtal valley and start your adventures from there. Simply pick out the best sections of the long-distance hiking trail for you or browse through the other four hikes that we present to you. You have plenty of alternatives.

While on the hikes, it's important that you wear good shoes and sufficient sun protection. Especially at higher altitudes, an extra layer of sun cream and headgear is recommended. Sufficient water, some provisions and a jacket are also important for mountain tours, as the weather can change quickly. There are enough opportunities to stop for refreshments on the tours, but sometimes only towards the end of the hike.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:35
    6.61 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wonderful panoramic views of the Almenland, the Hochsteiermark, the mountains of Graz and also in western Styria await you on this 10-kilometer hike. Starting point is at Gasthof Jägerwirt. On forest roads you hike on the north-west side of Schöckls up to the eastern summit. On the way you can already enjoy magnificent views - but only since the end of January 2008. Before that spruce dominated the forest image, which were blown by storm "Paula" almost all.Once you have reached the plateau, you can look back on 500 meters of altitude. You walk past the Schöckelkopf and the Johanniskapelle, always accompanied by a magnificent panorama. The path leads you past the top station of the Schöckl to the summit cross of the 1,445-meter-high Grazer Hausberg. Enjoy again the view, because from now on it goes downhill to the starting point.You can strengthen yourself on this tour in the Alpengasthof at the mountain station. At enough promising rest areas you also come over. After your hike, you can stop at the Gasthaus Jägerwirt. It is open daily from 8 o'clock. There you will also find parking.You are on fast descents? Then you can try the summer toboggan run "Hexenexpress" at the mountain station. 1000 meters you drive through seven curves and over two jumps down to the keeper's hut, it goes up by lift. It is open from the beginning of May to the end of October, a trip costs 3.50 euros.

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  • Difficult
    07:23
    10.4 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,425 ft
    3,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    One lake more beautiful than the other and in addition Almidylle. On this almost 17-kilometer long tour you hike to the Ahornsee, an insider tip among the hikers, and on to the turquoise-blue Grafenbergsee and the alpine pasture of the same name (not managed).The tour starts in Weißenbach. Right at the beginning you can expect a glittering natural spectacle: the Gradenbach Falls. After this, the steep climb through the forest begins over steps. Did you master this, the way leads you into a romantic high valley. After a good six kilometers you have reached the Ahornsee. It lies in a narrow valley surrounded by high cliffs. Less than 1.5 kilometers further on is the picturesque Grafenbergsee.From here it is not far to the Grafenbergalm (not managed), the highest point of your tour. Relax on the green meadows of the Alm and enjoy the delightful variety of alpine flowers at an altitude of 1,783 meters. Over 120 head of cattle and several goats spend their summer up here. Back it goes on the same way.Although you will not climb any peaks on this tour, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery to the fullest. Finally, you can refresh your tired feet in the Kneipp facility in Weißenbach. Should you get tired on the way, you can shorten the tour at any time and return earlier.On this hike you will find no rest stops. So pack enough food and water. Fantastic places for a long break you will find many. Parking is available at the Kneipp facility in Weißenbach.

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    6.65 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This hike takes you to one of the most beautiful vantage points over the Aichfeld. Let's start the eleven-kilometer tour in Fohnsdorf near Judenburg. After leaving the village, a narrow trail leads you up the hill. Continue on a gravel road, where the Sillweger lookout tower is already written. The 240 meters of altitude you lay back on shady paths, so you are protected from the sun, especially in midsummer.At the lookout point there is a wooden hut with benches, which invite you to take a long break, where you can enjoy the beautiful view. Do not forget to take a snack! This hike is suitable for families with children as the climb is quite short and the tour can be shortened.After the descent direction Sillweg the way leads you along the main road back to Fohnsdorf. If you still have some time, we recommend a detour to the coal mining museum in Fohnsdorf. At the end of your hike, you can indulge in culinary delights in one of the cozy inns or restaurants. For "relaxing and diving" we recommend a visit to the "Therme Aqualux". You can park in Fohnsdorf for free at the stadium.

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  • Intermediate
    04:06
    6.32 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At an altitude of 1,822 meters, the highest pilgrimage site of the Eastern Alps: the church of Maria Schnee. This ten-kilometer hike brings you to this special place, from which you have a heavenly panorama from the Seetal Alps to the Semmering.The hike starts at the Kühbergerhof near Seckau. Right at the beginning of the way increases. You hike on forest roads, along the stream and on forest roads, until you finally Almboden have under your feet. You leave the Grafenhütte on the way to the right and continue to hike uphill. You can also see the church already, but reward yourself for the mastered ascent but only with a magnificent view from the summit of the Seckauer Hochalm. From here you can look towards the Eisenerz Alps and Hochschwab.Not far away is the pilgrimage church, your next destination, on a level surface. Take a break here and enjoy the special atmosphere and the great view into the Murtal. On the way back you pass the Grafenhütte and then hike back to the starting point.You can stop in the summer months in the Grafenhütte. Definitely add some food to your backpack and enough water for the climb. Other restaurants can be found in Seckau four kilometers away. Other restaurants can be found in Seckau four kilometers away, such as the cozy Hotel Hofwirt.You can park for 2 euros at the Kühbergerhof. The road to the starting point is a toll road, the use costs 5 euros. For paying you need coins at the machine.

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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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  • 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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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    618 mi
  • Duration
    334:02 h
  • Elevation
    124,075 ft

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