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BergZeitReise Tagestourentipp - Kapfenberger "Stadtrunde" inklusive Burg Oberkapfenberg

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A circular tour, ideal for families and other pleasure hikers. From Kapfenberg, known for its numerous world market leaders in many areas of high technology, the route leads through extensive forests and across mountain meadows with great views to Oberkapfenberg Castle. The rest of the loop then leads back to Kapfenberg's old town, with culinary rest stops high above the Mürztal valley.
Distance 8.8 km
3:00 h
370 m
370 m
748 m
499 m
In the far west of the Fischbach Alps, this family-friendly circular trail takes us from the Mürz Valley up to the impressive Oberkapfenberg Castle. There we overlook almost the entire valley of the Mürz River and can relive the history of knights and damsels. In addition, the bird of prey show on the castle plateau delights young and old.

You can then enjoy the two inns at Prieselbauer and Bergerbauer - always with wonderful views of the opposite gentle mountains around the well-known Pogusch.

As a conclusion, of course, a rest at the small fine Kapfenberger main square in the heart of the old town is recommended.

Author’s recommendation

A visit to the aforementioned Oberkapfenberg Castle, but also a stroll through the old town of Kapfenberg is definitely recommended. In summer there is also an impressive bird of prey show at the castle.

See also the videos about the bird of prey show, Oberkapfenberg Castle and the famous Kapfenberg Knights' Festival.

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Andreas Steininger 
Update: May 13, 2022
Highest point
748 m
Lowest point
499 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 19.46%Dirt road 22.24%Forested/wild trail 42.19%Path 9.64%Road 5.01%Unknown 1.42%
1.7 km
Dirt road
2 km
Forested/wild trail
3.7 km
0.9 km
0.4 km
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Schicker-Cafe Bar Mocca
Burg Oberkapfenberg
Einkehr Prieselbauer
Bergerbauer, Gasthof-Pension
Sporthotel Kapfenberg

Safety information

The entire hike is an easy circular tour without technical difficulties, ideally suited for families.

In case of emergency: emergency call mountain rescue 140, international emergency call 112.

Emergency message: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates, smartphone)?Who reported (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site?

Tips and hints

The Styria Tours App, available for free on Google Play and in the App Store (Android, iOS), offers detailed first-hand information: Shortfacts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent in altitude meters, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, summit finder, navigation along the tour.

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Tourist information regional:, Tel.: +43 3862 55020

Tourism information Styria:, Tel.: +43 316 4003 0


Kapfenberger Altstadt, Stadtzentrum (500 m)
47.439499, 15.289127
47°26'22.2"N 15°17'20.9"E
33T 521800 5254046
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Kapfenberger Altstadt, Stadtzentrum

Turn-by-turn directions

We start in the heart of Kapfenberg's old town (main square) and turn towards the Mürz River. Shortly before we reach the Mürz bridge, a partly quite steep forest path branches off to Oberkapfenberg Castle. Sweaty it goes quickly uphill and we reach after about 45 minutes walk the mighty castle complex. Here we walk in a southeasterly direction, passing the Loretto Chapel standing on a hill, until we reach a road junction (saddle, some residential houses).

Here begins the marked hiking trail to Prieselbauer. Initially a wide forest road, this soon becomes a scenic hiking trail. Now the trail continues along the slope on wide paths and only gently ascending in the direction of Bergerbauer. Finally, hiking somewhat downhill, we reach this and turn there - of course after a rest - to the northwest. Always downhill, the large Kapfenberg sports center in front of us, we soon stand on the Mürztalradweg R5, which is also often used as a walking path.

We do exactly the same and walk past the soccer stadium back to the starting point in the center of Kapfenberg.


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Public transport


Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Steiermärkische Landesbahnen (STLB),


With the BusBahnBim app from Verbundlinie, finding a timetable has never been easier:All bus, train and streetcar connections in Austria can be queried by entering places and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

Getting there 


Parking in the entire city center, pay attention to short term parking zones!


47.439499, 15.289127
47°26'22.2"N 15°17'20.9"E
33T 521800 5254046
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking, running & cycling- In 5 minutes in the green - folder available at the tourist office Kapfenberg - 

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available free of charge at the Kapfenberg tourist office - 


Proper backpacking makes a lot of things easier:Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket.All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top.An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and to take a rain jacket can never hurt even on simple hikes.

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8.8 km
3:00 h
370 m
370 m
Highest point
748 m
Lowest point
499 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights


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