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Heiligengeistklamm (gorge walk)

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The Heiligengeistklamm (Holy Ghost Gorge) in Leutschach a.d.W. (South Styria, Austria) runs from the Spitzmühle in Schloßberg to Sv. Duh na Ostrem Vrhu in Slovenia.
Open
moderate
Distance 8.6 km
3:30 h
480 m
480 m
883 m
401 m
Starting from the Spitzmühle (mill) in Schlossberg/Leutschach an der Weinstraße, the Heiligengeistklamm gorge runs to the settlement and church of Sveti Duh na ostrem vrhu (translated into English as "Holy Ghost on the Osterberg") in Selnica ob Dravi, Slovenia. The access point to the gorge is very close to the Spitzmühle, and it is also the lowest point of the hike at 390 m. In total, you will surmount a good 500 m on your way to the church of Sv. Duh.After a beautiful climb through the gorge, you can look forward to numerous culinary establishments near the border i.e. in Sv. Duh; these also offer hot dishes.

Several wine taverns also prove tempting places for rest and refreshment on the return to your starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Explore the mills of Schlossberg: the ruins of former mills can be discovered along the hike.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
883 m
Lowest point
401 m
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Track types

Asphalt 21.41%Forested/wild trail 27.41%Path 41.35%Road 9.80%
Asphalt
1.8 km
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
Path
3.5 km
Road
0.8 km
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Rest stops

Hotel & Wirtshaus Zangl vlg. Waucher

Safety information

The rocky path often winds its way beside a stream and is very narrow in places! The gorge offers several walking options, and there are also two points where you can exit the trail.

Emergency number Red Cross: 144

Emergency number mountain rescue: 140

Tips and hints

Tourist office "Die Südsteirische Weinstraße",  www.suedsteirischeweinstrasse.at

Start

Sptizmühle (P4) (400 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.637711, 15.469793
DMS
46°38'15.8"N 15°28'11.3"E
UTM
33T 535956 5165012
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Destination

Sptizmühle (P4)

Turn-by-turn directions

Gorge trail, forest and meadow trails, short sections of road.

The Kleeblattwanderweg No. 1 variant through the Heiligengeistklamm starts at the Spitzmühle (mill) in Leutschach. From here, follow the trail that runs beside and across the stream. Hike through the gorge passing many beautiful waterfalls and numerous special botanical features along the way. Once you've made it to the top, continue across an alpine meadow to the Hof Waucher, and from there follow the road to the border crossing. The trail now continues in Slovenia, towards the church of Sv. Duh. From Sv. Duh, hike along the panoramic border trail on short sections of road and then through the forest to the Buschenschank Postl wine tavern (commonly known as Dobay). Passing via the OberGuess mill and the Buschenschank Grill wine tavern (commonly known as Weisch), you will then continue through the vineyards to the Albrecher (Oberer Muhri) and from there back to where you started.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

ÖBB www.oebb.at or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at. The "Weinmobil" taxi system takes you anywhere in the South Styrian Wine Road area, from and to any destination you may wish (whether a restaurant, wine tavern or lodging). - Info: www.weinmobil.at

Getting there

More detailed information on getting to the South Styrian Wine Road can be found on our website www.suedsteirischweinstrasse.at or from our online route planner: www.at.map24.com

Parking

Parking at Spitzmühle (P4)

Coordinates

DD
46.637711, 15.469793
DMS
46°38'15.8"N 15°28'11.3"E
UTM
33T 535956 5165012
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

Comfortable hiking footwear is recommended.

It is possible to go "hiking without a backpack" on the Wine Trails on the South Styrian Wine Road, but we still recommend taking a bottle of water with you – just in case!


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Rating

4.8
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Philipp Kriebernegg
January 01, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? November 07, 2020
Wolfgang R.
September 11, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Klamm!
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When did you do this route? September 10, 2020
Thomas Solderits 
July 19, 2020 · Community
Gleich nach dem Parkplatz startet man mit der Klamm selbst und überwindet dort die meisten Höhenmeter, wird aber nie zu extrem oder zu anstrengend. Außerdem ist man dort gut geschützt im Schatten bei moderaten Temperaturen in traumhaften Mooswäldern den Bach entlang unterwegs. Danach geht es stetig bergauf bis zur Heiligengeist Kirche an der Grenze zu Slowenien. Bergab gibt es einige Möglichkeiten zur Einkehr. Ein wunderschöner Rundweg!
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
480 m
Descent
480 m
Highest point
883 m
Lowest point
401 m
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