According to a legend, the devil Lucifer tried to build a tower to heaven in order to be accepted back into the realm of the blessed. However, he did not succeed in doing so in the allotted time - on Christmas Eve. This is how the Steintrum is said to have got its name.
The Teufelstein also attracts hundreds of enthusiasts every year for the early morning hike on the winter solstice to watch the natural spectacle together.
The hiking trail is marked with Teufelsteinrunde signs. Some sections also lead along hiking trail 740.
Safety informationEmergency contacts:
Mountain rescue emergency call: 140
Emergency reporting tip - provide answers to the six W questions:What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site?
Walk at your own risk!
Tips and hintsTourism Association East Styria
Office Joglland - Waldheimat
8255 St. Jakob im Walde
church quarter 24
Tel.: +43 3336 20255
Getting thereArrival from Vienna: A2 to Neunkirchen, S6 direction Langenwang, exit Schwöbing over the Alpl. Through St. Kathrein and then on to Fischbach.
Arrival from Graz: A2 to exit Gleisdorf, B64 direction Weiz. Traffic circle before Weiz on the B72 direction Anger, Birkfeld, Fischbach.
Arrival from Salzburg: 145 via Liezen, then continue to Leoben, from Leoben direction Kindberg (S6), Stanz via Mürztal, Fischbach.
Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.
ParkingParking lot directly at the Zellerkreuz
alternatively (if you start on the Schanz): at the Schanzsattel next to the Alpengasthof Schanz
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EquipmentProper backpacking makes a lot of 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! A good hiking boot is a good companion and should never be missing on the mountain! Before the start of the hike, check the opening times for refreshment stops and pack the appropriate food.
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