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Stage 18 From Glacier to Wine South Route Weinebene - Deutschlandsberg

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  • Blick von der Burg Deutschlandsberg auf die Schilcherweingärten und auf die Schilcherhauptstadt Deutschlandsberg
    Blick von der Burg Deutschlandsberg auf die Schilcherweingärten und auf die Schilcherhauptstadt Deutschlandsberg
    Photo: Brigitte Kügerl, CC BY-ND, Lupi Spuma
m 2000 1500 1000 500 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Weinebene - Pauluskapelle Weinebene-Handhöhkreuz ARCHEO NORICO … Deutschlandsberg Burg Deutschlandsberg
A rather long, but almost always only slightly downhill stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine". From the Weinebene with the Gösler Hütte it goes over the Moserkogel and the Glashüttenkogel via Trahütten and through the Natura 2000 Europe protected area Deutschlandsberger Klause to Deutschlandsberg, the capital of the Schilcherland in the southwest of Styria.
Distance 21.1 km
7:00 h
240 m
1,540 m
1,770 m
376 m
At the exit of the Natura 2000 Europe protected area, the castle of Deutschlandsberg, which towers over the Schilcher capital, welcomes us. Until the beginning of the 19th century, the castle was the main administrative seat of large landholdings of the Salzburg archbishopric in western Styria. The first documented mention of a burgrave from the Lonsperch dynasty dates back to 1153. Significant expansion and reconstruction phases of Deutschlandsberg Castle date back to the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods, such as the Khuenburg wing, which is now used as a hotel. Since 1932, Deutschlandsberg Castle has been owned by the municipality and has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Schilcherland with the castle museum "Archeo Norico", a beautiful hotel and restaurant.

Author’s recommendation

In the Thermen- & Vulkanland region of Styria, Eastern Styria and Southern and Western Styria, the GenussCard opens the door to over 200 excursion destinations when you stay overnight in one of the approximately 100 GenussCard partner establishments. Countless of these GenussCard excursion destinations, ranging from culinary manufactories to bathing lakes and museums, are located directly on the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine".
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Update: September 16, 2022
Highest point
1,770 m
Lowest point
376 m
Best time of year

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Weinebene - Gösler Hütte

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Weinebene (1,637 m)
46.840495, 15.012436
46°50'25.8"N 15°00'44.8"E
33T 500948 5187439



Turn-by-turn directions

From the Weinebene with the Gösler Hut (Tel. +43 664 3024510), this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" first goes over the Moserkogel and the Glashüttenkogel. There we keep to the right to hike past the two crossroads at Brendeltaferl and Mörtlkreuz in the direction of Trahütten. The path continues through a pleasantly shady forest to Trahütten. Off the road, a small path leads us to this small, romantically situated village above Deutschlandsberg.

In Trahütten we hike past the Villa Alban Berg, where we keep to the right immediately afterwards to reach the Jägersteig on trail no. 14. This also leads us directly to Deutschlandsberg Castle, where we also encounter the Natura 2000 Europe protected area Deutschlandsberger Klause. In the immediate vicinity of the castle we find several wine taverns, which not only invite us to stop for refreshments, but also, like the Stöcklpeter, to spend the night in one of the winegrowers' rooms. Now it becomes clear to us: We have arrived in wine country, because where there are wine taverns, there is also a wine route - in this case the Schilcher Wine Route. But also the historic center of Deutschlandsberg with its beautiful houses and narrow streets invites us to stroll and linger before we continue on our long-distance hiking trail the next day. Or perhaps we will add one or more days to explore the Schilcher capital and its surroundings. There would be enough occasions before we continue on the next stage to Schwanberg.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website

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Getting there

Detaillierte Informationen zur Anreise finden Sie hier.


There are numerous parking spaces available on the wine plain right in the center of the village.


46.840495, 15.012436
46°50'25.8"N 15°00'44.8"E
33T 500948 5187439
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer "Vom Gletscher zum Wein": auf 160 Seiten mit 80 Farbabbildungen 60 Höhenprofile, 60 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:75.000, zwei Übersichtskarten, GPS-Tracks zum Download, Format 11,5 x 16,5 cm, kartoniert mit Polytex-Laminierung, ISBN 978-3-7633-4550-2,

Author’s map recommendations

Gratis Pocket Card Wanderroute "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" finden Sie auf

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Proper 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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21.1 km
7:00 h
240 m
1,540 m
Highest point
1,770 m
Lowest point
376 m
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