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  • Der Teufelstein
    Der Teufelstein
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A circular hiking trail to the most interesting cult place in Styria, the Teufelstein in Fischbach in the region Joglland - Waldheimat with great views.
Distance 8.7 km
3:30 h
448 m
448 m
1,498 m
1,170 m
For pilgrims and pilgrims along the Styrian Mariazell Trail 06, the Teufelstein has already become a fixed point for a rest stop on the journey to Mariazell. We start the tour at the Zellerkreuz, a popular starting point for hikes in the Fischbach Alps. The panorama at the summit extends from Hochschwab over the Veitsch and Rax to the hilly landscape of eastern Styria and the Schöckl, the local mountain of Graz.

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.


Author’s recommendation

We can also climb the Teufelstein in combination with the Mariazeller Way 06 or the alpannonia - long distance hiking trail!
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Update: July 29, 2022
Highest point
Teufelstein, 1,498 m
Lowest point
1,170 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 0.98%Forested/wild trail 43.45%Path 44.40%Road 0.33%Unknown 10.81%
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
3.8 km
3.9 km
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0.9 km
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Safety information

Emergency contacts:


Rescue: 144
Euronotruf: 112
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 hints

Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255



Fischbach - Zellerkreuz (1,232 m)
47.445013, 15.625562
47°26'42.0"N 15°37'32.0"E
33T 547162 5254808
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Fischbach - Zellerkreuz

Turn-by-turn directions

  • We start at the Zellerkreuz and hike comfortably in the direction of Nordern
  • After a slightly ascending forest path we reach the Alptor
  • At the Alptor we keep to the left in the direction of the Halderhütte
  • We pass the Halderhütte and reach a beautiful alpine meadow, which we cross uphill
  • Along the path we continue through a young forest
  • Now we cross a forest road - a last short ascent leads us to Teufelstein
  • We can enjoy the perfect panorama of the Hochschwab, Hochlantsch, Veitsch, Schneealm, Rax as well as the hill country of Eastern Styria.


  • After the Teufelstein we can continue hiking to the "small Teufelstein", which is located in the middle of a large alpine meadow.
  • We keep to the markings "Teufelsteinrunde".
  • Via a small forrest way we finally arrive at the edge of a ski slope to the saddle "Auf der Schanz".
  • From there we take the small path next to the country road and hike a short distance uphill - it is identical to the Weitwanderweg 740.
  • Our path is crossed by several forest roads.
  • At two crossroads, which are relatively close together, we turn right each time
  • Finally we come back to the forest road, from which we can go back to Zellerkreuz.

It is also possible to start the hike from the Schanzsattel.


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Public transport

ÖBB: Verbundlinie Steiermark:


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Getting there

Arrival 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.


Parking lot directly at the Zellerkreuz

alternatively (if you start on the Schanz): at the Schanzsattel next to the Alpengasthof Schanz


47.445013, 15.625562
47°26'42.0"N 15°37'32.0"E
33T 547162 5254808
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Weitere Touren im Wanderheft "Einfach Wandervoll", gratis erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland - Waldheimat.


Proper 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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November 01, 2021 · Community
Schöne Runde bei Traumwetter heute ;-)
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Chris Auer 
August 22, 2020 · Community
Sehr nette, leichte Familientour. Im Sommer sehr stark begangen.
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When did you do this route? August 22, 2020
Photo: Chris Auer, Community
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8.7 km
3:30 h
448 m
448 m
Highest point
1,498 m
Lowest point
1,170 m
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