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Forest hiking trail Bad Gams

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  • Abendstimmung am Reinischkogel
    Abendstimmung am Reinischkogel
    Photo: Lupi Spuma, CC0, Schilcherland Steiermark
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Through the forest to the Reinischkogel: This route is recommended for hot days. You start in the spa gardens of Bad Gams, the path leads you to Hohenfeld where you are rewarded with a fantastic view over the Schilcherland.
Distance 15.9 km
5:30 h
1,050 m
270 m
1,463 m
400 m
Nachdem Sie im Kurpark von Bad Gams, der durch seinen Blumenvielfalt besticht verlassen starten Sie in Richtung Hohenfeld. Sie folgen der Wegmarkierung 23 und kommen gleich am Gasthaus Kirchenwirt Nabernik vorbei. Dort bietet es sich eine Stärkung einzunehmen und eine Jause mitzunehmen.

Für die Anstrengungen der doch recht anspruchsvollen Wanderung, werden sie durch die wunderschöne typische Hügellandschaft belohnt. In den fünfeinhalb Stunden legen Sie 15,7 Kilometer zurück und Sie überwinden 1050 Höhenmeter.

Nachdem Sie Dörfl verlassen haben, folgen Sie weiter der Markierung und wandern in Richtung Schneiderbauer. Hier beginnt dann das richtige Abenteuer. Entlang des alten Fahrwegs geht es hinauf zur Forststraße.

Zuerst kommen Sie entlang eines flachen Weges zum Kaltenbrunner Kreuz. Anschließend folgt der anspruchsvolle Teil dieser Tour hinauf zum Reinischkogel Gipfelkreuz. Sie können richtig stolz auf sich sein. Sie haben den höchsten Punkt der Wanderung erreicht. Dort befinden Sie sich auf 1.463 Meter Seehöhe.

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Summit cross on the Reinischkogel: On a rock it looms over Bad Gams, the summit cross on the Reinischkogel. It is probably the perfect motif for the souvenir photo of this tour.
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Update: May 04, 2022
Highest point
Reinischkogelgipfel, 1,463 m
Lowest point
400 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 33.86%Dirt road 0.66%Forested/wild trail 38.29%Path 24.50%Road 2.66%
5.4 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
6.1 km
3.9 km
0.4 km
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Safety information

Pleasant summer hiking trail. Sturdy and comfortable footwear required (e.g. gym or hiking shoes). In winter only accessible in good weather. Walk at your own risk!

Rescue: 144

Tip for reporting an emergency - give answers to the six W-questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who reported the accident (call-back number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site?

Tips and hints

 Tourism Association Schilcherland Styria

Hauptplatz 40

A-8530 Deutschlandsberg

Tel +43 3462 7520


Overview board, opposite the former municipal office Bad Gams (404 m)
46.868409, 15.219845
46°52'06.3"N 15°13'11.4"E
33T 516754 5190564
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Reinischwirt Kloster

Turn-by-turn directions

After the start, follow trail marker 23, which first leads you along an asphalt road in the direction of Hohenfeld. The path is quite steeply ascending, but at the top at an altitude of around 600 metres, a highlight of the hike awaits you. You will be rewarded for your efforts by a wonderful view over the Schilcherland around Bad Gams.

Especially in autumn, the land below you shines in bright colours from yellow to deep red. Now you understand why this area is one of the most beautiful in Styria. These impressions will remind you of this hike many times and make many fans of the area come back again and again.

You cross the small romantically situated village with the significant name Dörfl, and follow the trail markings in the direction of Schneiderbauer and on to the Absetzwirt on the Rosenkogel, which is closed but has an "Olmbar" ready for the hungry hiker. This snack machine offers the ideal opportunity to get a snack or a drink for the break on the Rosenhügel. Keeping the markings in mind, we walk to the Absetzwirt, which is closed. From here, we climb up to the Reinischkogel summit cross with the lovely chapel next to it. The last section of the trail is mostly in the forest and relatively flat to the Reinischwirt. Don't lose sight of the markings, walk to the Absetzwirt, which is closed. From here, the ascent to the Reinischkogel summit cross with the lovely chapel next to it continues.

From here you will notice where the tour got its name. It now runs mostly on forest paths. The rustling of the leaves and the babbling brook give you strength and on hot summer days the leaves and the cold water provide cooling. Tired legs are quickly refreshed by a dip in the cold water. There are numerous opportunities for children to have exciting experiences by the stream. The game and brown trout can also be easily observed here.

At the water's edge it is important to recharge your batteries, because now comes the last ascent up to the Reinischkogel summit cross at 1463 metres above sea level. The cross, which is enthroned on a rock, is a popular photo motif to document what you have achieved on this day. Here you can chat about the experiences of the hike over a snack you brought with you.

From the highest point of the hike, the trail descends steeply through the forest before reaching the Reinischwirt, the destination of the hike.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


You can find timetables and travel information directly at

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information is easier than ever: all connections by bus, train and tram in Austria can be retrieved 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

Plan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour:

From the north: Motorway Munich - Salzburg - Eben - Schladming - Liezen onto the A9 towards Graz. Exit at Lieboch and follow the B76 towards Deutschlandsberg. In Stainz leave the B76 at the JET petrol station at the first exit from the roundabout, turn left at the crossroads to Bad Gams. A9 is subject to toll - Gleinalmtunnel. Alternative: at St. Michael take the S6 towards Bruck and in Bruck take the S35 towards Graz.

From the west: In Villach take the A2 towards Klagenfurt. Exit at Steinberg and drive towards Stainz, from there along the B76 towards Deutschlandsberg. In Stainz leave the B76 at the JET petrol station at the first exit from the roundabout, turn left at the crossroads to Bad Gams.

From the east: A2: Vienna - Aspang - Hartberg - Fürstenfeld - Graz. From Graz continue on the A2 in the direction of Klagenfurt and take the Lieboch exit in the direction of Stainz/Deutschlandsberg/Eibiswald. Follow the B76 to Deutschlandsberg. In Stainz leave the B76 at the JET petrol station at the first exit from the roundabout, turn left at the crossroads to Bad Gams.

From the south: A1 from Marburg to Leibnitz. Exit in Leibnitz (Gralla) and continue on the B74 in the direction of Deutschlandsberg (Heimschuh - Gleinstätten - St.Martin - Deutschlandsberg). Pass the LKH Deutschlandsberg, at each of the four roundabouts take the second exit in the direction of Stainz-Graz. After the fourth roundabout on the B76, take the turning lane to the left in the direction of Bad Gams. 


 At the Bad Gams sports field or at the Kipper spa hotel.

Route to the car park:


46.868409, 15.219845
46°52'06.3"N 15°13'11.4"E
33T 516754 5190564
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderkarten erhältlich im Tourismusbüro Schilcherland Steiermark 

Hauptplatz 34 | 8530 Deutschlandsberg 
Rathausplatz 4 | 8510 Stainz 
T +43 3462 7520 

Author’s map recommendations

Wandern rund um Bad Gams, erhältlich im Tourismusbüro 


Proper backpack packing makes many 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 plasters belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system"!

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15.9 km
5:30 h
1,050 m
270 m
Highest point
1,463 m
Lowest point
400 m
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