Friesach – Ferstlhöhe – Gratkorn
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Abzweigung im Bereich der Ferstlhöhe Richtung GratkornPhoto: Markus Windisch, Region Graz
Rest stopsGasthof Weingrill
Safety informationHiking paths in OberGraz are generally easy to negotiate. Nevertheless, you should choose hiking routes that correspond to your level of fitness and surefootedness.
Tips and hintsRefreshment points: Weingrill, Hochwirt, and Pucher inns, as well as Schlemmereck, Restaurant Kulturhaus, Handl confectionery and many other inns and pubs in Gratkorn
Contact Tropical Exhibition: T: +43 664/26 06 251
If you wish to venture the way back to Friesach on foot, walk along the main street of Gratkorn past the culture centre and the nature-protected Zigeunerloch cave. This is the habitat of the rare rock dove. Because of prehistoric finds the cave is closed to the public. Walk directly to Friesach along the Mur river or on the foot and cycle path along the federal road.
Public-transport-friendlyHikers can easily arrive without a car by using bus or train services. The frequent S1 trains between Graz and Bruck/Mur make reaching OberGraz easy.
(Kleinstübing railway station / approx. 25-min. walk to starting point; departure point: bus stop Gratwein–Gratkorn railway station / approx. 20-min. walk from end point).
More details on train and bus connections: www.verbundlinie.at and www.oebb.at
Arrival and departure by bus: bus stop at Weingrill inn, line 140 (Semriach–Friesach–Gratkorn–Graz)
If you’re in Gratkorn and don’t want to return to Friesach you can use public service transport to get to the starting point: bus stop Dr.-Karl-Renner-Strasse; lines 140 (Semriach–Friesach–Gratkorn–Graz) and 100 (Graz–Bruck); or bus stop St Stefan Schulgasse, line 110 (Graz–Gratkorn–Gratwein–(Hörgas)–Rein–Enzenbach)
By roadVia motorway A9 (exit Peggau–Deutschfeistritz junction), exit Gratkorn–Nord, and follow the federal road B 67 in the direction of Semriach to the Weingrill inn car park.
ParkingParking is permitted at the Weingrill inn car park.
Author’s map recommendations
WK 133 Graz und Umgebung, Region Hügelland-Schöcklland, Gleisdorf, Weiz, Raabklamm
EquipmentWe recommend you take sufficient drinks and provisions with you. Refreshment points are scarce along the route.
Wear sturdy footwear, pack first-aid set, drinking bottle, provisions, sun, rain and cold protection into your rucksack – and off you go!
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