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Stage 21 From Glacier to Wine South Route Eibiswald - Remschnigg

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  • Treffen am Grenzstein von St. Germain
    Treffen am Grenzstein von St. Germain
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This stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" leads in the second part on the Border Panorama Trail, which is virtually the main artery of the trail network in the south between Styria and Slovenia. It is also part of the International Long Distance Trail from Sillian to Bad Radkersburg, which in Styria alternates repeatedly between Austria and Slovenia, leading across the alpine pastures and vineyards of the South Styria Nature Park. The view into Styria and Slovenia is particularly beautiful from the Remschniggalm not far from our stage destination.
Distance 20.2 km
7:30 h
910 m
640 m
914 m
361 m
Stretching over 12,500 kilometers, the Green Belt is a corridor of habitats with exceptional biodiversity along the former Iron Curtain from the far north of Europe to the south. For decades it separated Styria and Slovenia, although fortunately there was never a classic fence here as we know it from other borders. For people, this border was nevertheless an almost insurmountable barrier, but for nature it was a strip that was largely spared from intensive human use. Here, rustic forests, rivers and species-rich cultural landscapes such as the Südsteiermark Nature Park are now strung together like precious pearls on a necklace.

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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Günther Steininger 
Update: September 16, 2022
Highest point
914 m
Lowest point
361 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Sekt- und Weinkellerei Rapotz (Körbler)
Panoramaschenke Tertinek
Weingut Sternat Lenz
Serschenhof Fam. Tertinjek

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Eibiswald (361 m)
46.687917, 15.248437
46°41'16.5"N 15°14'54.4"E
33T 518997 5170514
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Turn-by-turn directions

At the beginning of our tour on the "Hiking Route "From Glacier to Wine" we leave the beautiful village of Eibiswald with its 18th and 19th century town houses behind us and hike south to the Kohlweiß Chapel, where we keep left to take the ascent to St. Pongratzen on trail no. 592. Here we also come across the St. Pongratzen church, which stands at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level, entirely on the Slovenian side and is also cared for by the diocese of Maribor. The first documented mention of the church was in 1490, the present church was built in 1655 in baroque style. The church tower on the border was already used as a lookout point between the two world wars. After the Second World War, due to its location on the border, the church was somewhat forgotten and it was not until the restoration in 1966 that it was saved from complete decay. A special feature is the bell tower, which offers us a wonderful panorama far into Styria and Slovenia.

On our further way along the Styrian-Slovenian border we penetrate further and further into the southern Styrian wine country. The trail is characterized by very little elevation change and leads us mainly through shady forests with some clearings in between, offering us views and insights into the wine country of the Southern Styria Nature Park. Our next stop is the panoramic tavern of the family Tertinek vlg. Mukonig (Tel. +43 3455 6145) at the southern end of the Altenbachklamm gorge, a beautiful hike through a true natural gem. A special highlight of this hike through the Altenbachklamm - not only for children - is the suspension bridge with a length of 30 m, which allows you to cross the gorge at a height of 6 meters.

Back on our tour we continue along a forest path and in between a small gravel road over the estates of Tschermonegg on the Slovenian side and Wechtitsch to a former, now dilapidated, Yugoslavian barracks (Karaula), which still bears witness to days gone by. After a former border hut, the path continues slightly uphill through the forest to a clearing that offers a beautiful view over the wine country. After a few minutes we reach a beech forest, through the ascent of which we reach the most southern alpine pasture of Austria, the Remschniggalm with its Poglei hut (Tel. +43 664 2710820), which invites us for refreshment. Afterwards, you can go to one of the accommodation facilities around the alp such as the Scherschenhof (1.5 km from the alp), the Pronegg vacation apartment (2.2 km), the Sternat-Lenz guesthouse (3.2 km) or the Poscharnik guesthouse (3.6 km). By the way, the next stage for perfect planning leads us to Leutschach.


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Public transport


Accessible by train and bus.

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

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There are numerous parking spaces available in Eibiswald.


46.687917, 15.248437
46°41'16.5"N 15°14'54.4"E
33T 518997 5170514
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

Kompass WK224 Steirisches Weinland- Stainz, Sausal, Sulmtal, Leibnitz

Freytag & Berndt WK411 Steirisches Weinland · Südwest Steiermark


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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20.2 km
7:30 h
910 m
640 m
Highest point
914 m
Lowest point
361 m
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