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Heimschuher Round South No. 5

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  • Ölmühle Hartlieb, Heimschuh
    Ölmühle Hartlieb, Heimschuh
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A wonderful hike with a scenically varied route and refreshment stops to refuel.
difficult
Distance 16.8 km
4:45 h
419 m
419 m
441 m
274 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

The Hartlieb kernel oil mill invites you to visit before or after the hike.
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Heidi Kuplen
Update: October 04, 2021
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Highest point
441 m
Lowest point
274 m
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Asphalt 4.98%Path 0.51%Unknown 94.50%
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15.9 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:
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46.759926, 15.488239
DMS
46°45'35.7"N 15°29'17.7"E
UTM
33T 537284 5178601
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Destination

Municipal office Heimschuh

Turn-by-turn directions

The Heimschuher Rundwanderweg Süd (Heimschuher circular hiking trail south) begins at the municipal office and runs eastwards through the Hartlieb oil mill farm, first along the Sulmtal cycle path R1. From the Waldhütter farm, the trail leads up through a forest path to Schönegg and continues along municipal paths to Sauberg. From there you descend into the Fahrenbach valley. After the bridge, walk along the stream for a while before turning left onto the municipal path up to the Valtlthoma Chapel. After crossing the provincial road, follow the signs on the municipal path through a scenically varied stretch over the Königsberg to the Koschak inn. From there you return to the starting point via the Sulmtal cycle path (R1).

Variant 5a: The connection Heimschuh - Nestelberg leads along the municipal path without major differences in altitude and allows for shortened variants of the hike. (See tour Heimschuher Runde Süd No. 5a)

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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 via 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

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46.759926, 15.488239
DMS
46°45'35.7"N 15°29'17.7"E
UTM
33T 537284 5178601
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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

Sturdy and comfortable shoes required.
We recommend taking a bottle of water with you.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
419 m
Descent
419 m
Highest point
441 m
Lowest point
274 m
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