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Mariazell Eye Views: Sigmundsberg

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  • Ausblick vom Sigmundsberg auf Mariazell
    Ausblick vom Sigmundsberg auf Mariazell
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Hike from Mariazell to the Sigmundsberg in Rasing.
Open
easy
Distance 5.3 km
1:40 h
76 m
113 m
868 m
756 m
The Sigmundsberg Chapel stands on the site of an old fortification that controlled the approach to Mariazell. The church was built in 1471, destroyed soon afterwards and rebuilt in 1501 as a single-nave Gothic mountain church with two bays and a 5/8 choir. The hexagonal wooden ridge turret and the roof are from more recent times. The altarpiece from 1761 depicts Maria lactans on the crescent moon. The chapel temporarily housed the statue of the Virgin after the fire of 1827.

The chapel is closed, the key can be obtained from the office of the Superiorate.

The Sigmundsberg is one of the top 10 Mariazeller AUGENblicken: Treat yourself to your personal time-out and enjoy the unique panorama at the vantage points of the Mariazeller AUGENblicke. There is time to catch your breath and let your gaze wander into the distance on the panoramic spots of Mariazell Land.

Author’s recommendation

Stop at the JUFA Hotel Mariazell Sigmundsberg (note opening hours!)
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Author
Brigitte Digruber
Update: June 12, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
868 m
Lowest point
756 m
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Track types

Asphalt 58.14%Path 5.45%Road 27.86%Unknown 8.53%
Asphalt
3.1 km
Path
0.3 km
Road
1.5 km
Unknown
0.5 km
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Safety information

No special safety instructions.

Tips and hints

Tourism Association Hochsteiermark - Office Mariazeller Land

Main square 13, 8630 Mariazell

T: +43 (0) 3882 2366

www.hochsteiermark.at

tourismus@hochsteiermark.at

 

Start

main square Mariazell (867 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.772826, 15.318236
DMS
47°46'22.2"N 15°19'05.6"E
UTM
33T 523843 5291100
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Destination

Sigmundsberg

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the main square in Mariazell and walk along Grazer Straße and Sandbühelweg down to Rasing and follow the sidewalk to the end of Rasing. Here we branch off to the right in front of the Salza over the Grünaubach and walk up to the JUFA Hotel on an asphalt road. In front of the JUFA we branch off to the left onto a forest trail, on which it is a bit steeper up to the chapel on the summit of the Sigmundsberg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

ÖBB www.oebb.at    , Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at   , Mariazellerbahn www.mariazellerbahn.at  

With the BusBahnBim app of Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all connections by bus, train and streetcar in Austria can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points.

The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

 

Getting there

 Detailed information on how to get there can be found here:

Parking

You can find all info about parking here

Coordinates

DD
47.772826, 15.318236
DMS
47°46'22.2"N 15°19'05.6"E
UTM
33T 523843 5291100
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

The hiking map and brochure are available free of charge from Tourist Office!

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first.

The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!


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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
76 m
Descent
113 m
Highest point
868 m
Lowest point
756 m
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