The Neuberg Minster at the end of the stage is a former Cistercian monastery. The monastery was founded in 1327 by the Habsburg Duke "Otto the Merry" on the occasion of the birth of his son Frederick. The imposing collegiate church is an impressive building not only for connoisseurs of art and culture. This earliest uniform hall complex within Austrian Gothic architecture bears the largest church wood roof truss in Austria. The cloister with the pictures of 38 abbots is worth seeing as well as the Renaissance high altar and the chapter house with the founder's crypt. The remains of Duke Otto the Merry and his family are buried here. In one part of the imposing complex there is also the Kaiserhof Glass Manufactory, where beautiful and precious glass articles are produced all year round. In this show glass blowing workshop it is possible to witness and try for oneself the production of glass articles from the molten glass.
We also move here on a stage of the circular tour BergZeitReise, which leads through the wildly romantic mountain landscape of Hochsteiermark.
Rest stopsGraf Meran Haus
Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?
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Tel. +43 316 4003
If you would like to hire a tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:
Tel. +43 316 4003 450,
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ParkingParking is available at the foot of the Veitsch at Gasthof Scheikl or Brunnalm. From these, the ascent to the Graf Meran Haus takes place.
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EquipmentProper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit, including blister plasters, belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress in layers.
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