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Streuobstweg St. Stefan ob Stainz

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The St. Stefaner Streuobstweg" is a leisurely circular route that leads through forest, meadows and past apple trees. Seven stations invite you to enjoy the shade under the apple trees.
Distance 9 km
2:35 h
228 m
228 m
416 m
332 m

Because cosiness must not be neglected during a hike in Schilcherland. Immediately after the start, follow the path marked S6, S4 past the school center and after a short time you will reach the so-called Puff-Kreuz in Stocka. From there you continue to follow the S4 and after a few leisurely kilometers you will reach the Jäger-Hochstand in Pirkhof. In the district of Pirkhof, the cozy GH Pirkhofs awaits you with delicious delicacies from the region. Hospitality is very important here. You should definitely try the excellent homemade apple strudel, the ideal dessert on this hike. Continue on the S3, past the bean apple meadow in Pirkhofberg. Here it is a good idea to take your time and enjoy the peace and quiet. Meadow orchards like this have become rarer in the region in recent years. That is why an initiative from the municipality, federal state and EU is trying to preserve these old, rather disease-resistant apple varieties that are so typical of Styria. You hike along the S3 to Zirknitz. Here you will find Willi Klug's beekeeping business. Small creatures, especially our bees, also benefit from the apple trees in the meadow orchards. During fruit blossom, bees play an important role in pollinating trees. A proverb says: "Without bees there is no life". In Mitterzirknitz we follow the S6, GS to Puxhof. There we turn left in the direction of Stocka to the Krainerhof. With its snacks and fine pastries, the Buschenschank is just the right thing for a last refreshment before You reach the destination again, the Schilcherland car park.There is a playground waiting for families at the finish or start, a meeting place for young and old, with an apple sales stand to take from the organic farmer Kormann from the region.

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Culinary stations along the hiking trail:
  1. Buschenschank & Bauerncafe The Krainerhof, Winzerzimmer Zirknitz 9, 8511 St. Stefan ob Stainz
  2. Pirkhof 25g, 8511 St. Stefan ob Stainz
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Update: May 04, 2022
Highest point
416 m
Lowest point
332 m
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Safety information

Pleasant 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!

Rescue: 144

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 hints

 The hiking map "Streuobst-Weg" is available at the starting point at the Schilcherland car park.

More information at 

Tourist Association Southern Styria

Schilcherland office main square 40

A-8530 Deutschlandsberg

Phone +43 3462 7520 


Schilcherland parking space (392 m)
46.930132, 15.256743
46°55'48.5"N 15°15'24.3"E
33T 519544 5197432
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Schilcherland parking space

Turn-by-turn directions


Start: St. Stefan/Schilcherland car park on the right past the school center (S6, S4) - Tischlerei Klug left - Stocka/Puff-Kreuz (S6, S4) - Crossroads S4 and S6 further right onto S6 - Pirkhofberg/GH Pirkhof`s - left 400 m along the municipal road (S3) - turn left (S3) - cross the state road (S3) - after approx. 600m turn left (S3,06) - stay on S6 and GS - Puxhof left on GS - Stocka/BS Krainerhof - St . Stefan

Route: St. Stefan - Pirkhof - Zirknitz - St. Stefan

Length: approx. 9.3 km, walking time approx. 3 hours

M: S4, S6, S3, 06, S3, 06, S4

B: hilly, pleasant change between forest and meadow, 7 stations invite you to take a break


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Public transport


You can find timetables and travel information directly at
  • the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
  • the Styrian State Railways (STLB)

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information is easier than ever: all connections by bus, train and tram in Austria can be retrieved by entering places 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

Plan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour:

From the north: Motorway Munich - Salzburg - Eben - Schladming - Liezen onto the A9 towards Graz. Exit at Lieboch and follow the B76 towards Deutschlandsberg/Stainz. A9 is subject to toll - Gleinalmtunnel. Alternative: At St. Michael take the S6 towards Bruck and in Bruck take the S35 towards Graz. On the B76 in Schlieb turn right to St. Stefan ob Stainz until the next crossroads, turn left here after approx. 1.5km the car park is on the left.

From the west: In Villach take the A2 towards Klagenfurt. Take the Steinberg exit and drive in the direction of Stainz. In the village of St. Stefan ob Stainz turn left at the Stiegler Haus crossroads and after 50m you will find the car park on the right-hand side.

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/Stainz. On the B76 in Schlieb turn right to St. Stefan ob Stainz until the next crossroads, here turn left after approx. 1.5km the car park is on the left.

From the south: A1 from Marburg to Leibnitz. Exit in Leibnitz (Gralla) and continue on the B74 in the direction of Deutschlandsberg, take the second exit at the roundabout in Preding, after approx. 2km turn right onto the L617 in the direction of Stainz. In Stainz, drive through the town centre in the direction of Graz, and at the Spar-Markt crossroads turn left into St. Stefan. In the village of St. Stefan in the 30 km zone on the priority road at the church, cross the intersection and after 50 m you will have reached the car park on the right-hand side.


Schilcherland Parkplatz in St. Stefan ob Stainz 


46.930132, 15.256743
46°55'48.5"N 15°15'24.3"E
33T 519544 5197432
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Book recommendation by the author


All hiking tours can be found online at or via APP South & West Styria Tours in their app store.

Author’s map recommendations

The hiking folder and the district-wide hiking map of Deutschlandsberg can be ordered free of charge online at


Proper backpack packing 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 plasters belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system"!

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9 km
2:35 h
228 m
228 m
Highest point
416 m
Lowest point
332 m
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