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Gölles-Schleife – Genusswanderweg rund um Riegersburg

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The noble manufactories around Riegersburg invite to tastings and experiences, to guided tours and demonstrations.
Distance 10.1 km
3:00 h
270 m
270 m
396 m
284 m
With the "Gölles Loop", you get to know one of the gourmet hiking trails around Riegersburg Castle, which is more than 850 years old. The two well-known production companies Gölles (brandy & vinegar) and Zotter (chocolate) have given their names to the popular circular hiking trails. The "Gölles Loop" combines in one hike the acquaintance with the landscape to the east of Riegersburg Castle and on the other hand the culinary experience at the Gölles manufactory. Before starting the hike, you should inform yourself about the opening hours and the possibility of the guided tour. The manufactory Gölles stands for noble brandies and fine vinegar specialties, exists already in the third generation and is known far beyond the borders. A tip on the side: The backpack size should not be too small for this hike, because one or the other droplet can be taken away on the spot.

Author’s recommendation

The region of Riegersburg is perfect for a hiking weekend as a second hike we recommend the Genusswanderung Riegersburg - Zotter loop
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Update: February 02, 2023
Highest point
396 m
Lowest point
284 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 59.83%Dirt road 3.36%Forested/wild trail 14.02%Path 14.79%Road 6.01%Unknown 1.95%
6 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
1.4 km
1.5 km
0.6 km
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Vinothek & Turmschinkerei Fink
Weinerlebnis Martin Wippel
Wipp`ls Hofbergstubn
Gästehaus & Sektmanufaktur das MEISTER Riegersburg
Wein:gut Buschenschank Bernhart
Gölles - Manufaktur für edlen Brand & feinen Essig

Safety information


Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
Ambulance: 144
European emergency call: 112
Firefighters: 122
Police: 133


Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?


Tips and hints

Refreshment stops in Riegersburg

Lasslhof - The Inn, Tel.: +43 3153 71094, 8333 Riegersburg 20,

Cafe Restaurant Pizzeria Seehaus, Tel.: +43 3153 72106, 8333 Riegersburg 205,

Kutscherstüberl Wallner, Tel.: +43 664 504 1946, 8333 Riegersburg 190,

Riegersburg Tavern, Tel.: +43 3153 82132, 8333 Riegersburg 1

Burgcafe, Tel.: +43 3153 71417, 8333 Riegersburg 30

Winery, Buschenschank Bernhart, Tel.: +43 3153 8379, 8333 Riegersburg, Hofberg 61


Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Guest information Riegersburg
Riegersburg 87
8333 Riegersburg
Tel.: +43 3382 55 100-33


Center of Riegersburg (352 m)
47.001130, 15.936820
47°00'04.1"N 15°56'12.6"E
33T 571220 5205715


Center of Riegersburg

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the tourist office Riegersburg, walk slightly uphill towards the center and the castle walkway. Passing the market square and the stores, we reach a road junction where we keep to the right and walk slightly uphill through the forest on the asphalt path on the west side of the castle.  We come to the large parking lot of the Riegersburg and see the sign "Footpath Center" on the opposite side of the road, thus we cross the road and now hike slightly downhill.

The hiking trail follows a gravel road, which first leads over meadow areas and through mixed forests to the so-called "Geisterkapelle". We reach a wayside shrine and hike through the forest for a bit until we come to an asphalt road and follow it. At a self-service hut with the promising name "Dursthäuschen" we take a short break. Continue along the road for about 600 meters until the trail goes straight at the crossroads and after a few meters turns right into the forest. Through orchards we reach the Gölles factory, which can be reached via a short detour. From now on we walk continuously downhill, along meadow edges and further on an asphalt road, until we enter a forest path on the right. An idyllic section of path follows through the forest until we reach the road again and follow it to the right for about 200 meters. At the crossroads we turn right and walk uphill along the asphalt road until we see the entrance to the forest road on the left. Leisurely we pass forest edges, farms, always following the road until we reach the well-known "Hofbergstubn Wippl". The hiking trail continues to the left along the asphalt road, which we hike slightly uphill and subsequently continuously downhill. Another stop is the Buschenschank Bernhart, which has received several awards for their wines and specialties. Arrived at the bottom of the valley, we keep to the right, pass the Riegersburger Seebad and now have a few meters of uphill ahead of us. Via meadow paths we reach the main road, which we follow to the right until we reach the starting point.

Public transport



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By road

Coming from Graz via A2 exit Sinablkirchen, continue via B65 to Ilz and via B66 to Riegersburg

Coming from Vienna via A2 exit Ilz/Fürstenfeld, continue via B65 to Ilz and via B66 to Riegersburg


Detailed information on how to get to us can be found here.


Public parking under Lasslhof Inn (coordinates: 47°00'06.3 "N 15°56'14.5 "E)


47.001130, 15.936820
47°00'04.1"N 15°56'12.6"E
33T 571220 5205715
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking brochure "Riegersburger Genussweg" available at the information office

Tourist office Riegersburg

Riegersburg 87

8333 Riegersburg

Tel.: +43 3382 55 100-33



Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the 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 in layers.


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10.1 km
3:00 h
270 m
270 m
Highest point
396 m
Lowest point
284 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip


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