The miracle doctor was called Johann Reinbacher and was a natural healer. Most of his patients came to Stainz by Flascherlzug and from there they marched up the mountain on foot (approx. 7km). He used the urine bottles he brought with him to diagnose his patients' complaints/illnesses, and they were then given herbal teas, tinctures and schnapps for treatment.
The starting point is the overview board in Bad Gams. Turn left along trail no. 24 to the crossroads at Kirchenwirt Nabernik. Then turn left and walk in the direction of the Stainzerwarte. Past the mill museum, the trail continues to Mitteregg/Grenzenberg. Here the Kneipp facility invites you to refresh yourself. The trail leads through the vineyards up to the Salleggerstraße. Cross the road and hike to the Steinbauerkapelle chapel, where you can experience a magnificent view of Schilcherland. The Stainzerwarte is only a few minutes' walk away from here, so it is worth taking a short detour from the path.
Safety informationPleasant 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!
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 hintsTourismusverband Schilcherland Steiermark
Phone +43 3462 7520
Getting therePlan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour: www.google.at/maps
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.
ParkingAt the Bad Gams sports field or at the Kipper spa hotel.
Route to the car park: google.at/maps