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Heimschuher Round North No. 4

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A beautiful hike through wonderful forests, meadows and through the wine trail of the Silberberg technical school.
difficult
Distance 20.7 km
5:00 h
472 m
472 m
481 m
272 m
The Heimschuher Basin, which was formed by the erosion of the Sulm River south of the Sausal, was a barren alluvial landscape in early times. It was hardly suitable for settlement activities, and so the first remains of settlement by the Illyrians can be found on the Königsberg to the west of the village. A ring wall and isolated tumuli indicate this. The Roman road that connected Flavia Solva with the provincial capital Virunum also led westwards along the southern edge of the Heimschuher basin. That is why today's parish church is not, as it seems, out of the way, but was built on the edge of this traffic route. Old wayside crosses and Roman-era burial grounds still mark the course of this road today. Its documented history began more than 1000 years ago when the German King Otto I (936 - 973) donated his possessions between Sulm and Laßnitz and from the Murebene to the Koralpe to the Archbishopric of Salzburg.

Author’s recommendation

Visit the Hartlieb kernel oil mill and museum.
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Heidi Kuplen
Update: October 04, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
481 m
Lowest point
272 m
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Track types

Asphalt 38.02%Dirt road 8.88%Forested/wild trail 3.98%Path 4.61%Road 0.78%Unknown 43.71%
Asphalt
7.9 km
Dirt road
1.8 km
Forested/wild trail
0.8 km
Path
1 km
Road
0.2 km
Unknown
9 km
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Safety information

Walk on the hiking trail at your own risk.
Please keep dogs on a leash.

Emergency number Red Cross: 144
Emergency number mountain rescue: 140

Tips and hints

Tourist Office Südsteiermark
Hauptplatz 40
A-8530 Deuschlandsberg

Office Kitzeck Tel.: +43 (0)3456 3500
Office Leibnitz Tel.: +43 (0)3452 76811
office@suedsteiermark.info
www.suedsteiermark.info 

Start

Municipal office Heimschuh (278 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.759957, 15.488173
DMS
46°45'35.8"N 15°29'17.4"E
UTM
33T 537279 5178605
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Destination

Municipal office Heimschuh

Turn-by-turn directions

The Heimschuher Rundwanderweg Nord trail starts at the Heimschuh municipal office, first crosses the Sulm bridge, then turns left onto the municipal path along the Sulm. After crossing the main road, you reach the Wellinggraben via the pond forest, from where the ascent to the Fastlkogel begins. Passing the Schneeberger winery, you descend via Buchkogel and Pernitschkogel into the Muggenau valley, from where the next ascent is via Kittenberg and Innerberg past the Kratzer wine tavern to Kreuzkogelwarte. From the Kreuzkogel, the highest point of the route, the path leads down along the educational wine trail to the Silberberg technical school. After a short stretch along the main road towards Sulmsee, the route turns left into the forest. After crossing the Sulm over the "Eiserner Steg" (iron footbridge), you return to the starting point along the R1 footpath and cycle path.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

We take the train to Kaindorf a.d. Sulm. www.oebb.at
Continue by taxi to Heimschuh. T: 0043 (0)664 886 57 826

Getting there

Coming from the south, north, west and east on the A9 Phyrnautobahn - exit Leibnitz - continue in the direction of Kaindorf/S. - Heimschuh.

Parking

Parking is available right next to the cafe-pub Bicycle.

Coordinates

DD
46.759957, 15.488173
DMS
46°45'35.8"N 15°29'17.4"E
UTM
33T 537279 5178605
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

 Hiking map available at the information office or download here.

Equipment

Good and comfortable footwear required.
We recommend taking a bottle of water with you.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
472 m
Descent
472 m
Highest point
481 m
Lowest point
272 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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