Start: Kindberg or Berggasthof Pölzl near Kindberg, tourist information, overnight accommodations: Tel.: +43 3865 3764, www.kindberg.at or Berggasthof Pölzl Tel.: +43 676 67 67 165, www.schwammerlwirt-poelzl.at
Cab services: Taxi Hinterleitner Tel.: +43 3865 3624, Sigis Taxi Tel.: +43 3865 2481
GPS grid N 47° 31' 42,3" E 15° 24' 54,6" (Berggasthof Pölzl)Destination / overnight stop: Kapfenberg, tourist information office, overnight accommodations: Tel.: +43 3862 26476, www.kapfenberg-tourismus.at
Cab services: Taxi Zentrale Tel.: +43 3862 42022, Express Taxi Tel.: +43 3862 57600, Taxi Gombotz Tel.: +43 3862 24990, Taxi Laresser Tel.: +43 3862 27227
GPS grid N 47° 26' 32,3" E 15° 17' 27,3"
Stage length: 24.7 kilometers
Total walking time (without breaks): 8 hours
Vertical meters ascent: 855 vertical meters
Meters of descent: 1,440 meters of ascent
Difficulties: long, but otherwise easy stage.
We follow this path for a short time and then branch off to the Zöberer Höhe.
From here, we descend through the hometown of world champion skier Liz Görgl to Kpafenberg with the Oberkapfenberg castle visible from afar.
But of course also of the Bründlweg , a circular trail about 10 km long with several attractions, which was opened in 1999. One of them is the barefoot path, which is also reflected in the menu: "barefoot soup" and "toe cheese" are served. In addition, you drink a homemade elderberry-lime blossom juice or take a sip of the crystal-clear "Alm-Champagne", as the spring water is called here.
A particularly dreamy spot nearby is the Himmelreich Chapel, built in 1660. Since time immemorial, an old, three-trunked larch tree has stood on this spot, in which a wooden statue of the Virgin Mary was placed. When this statue was later transferred to a nearby farmhouse, the old larch is said to have begun to wither and an epidemic broke out in the area. The desperate population made a vow to build a wooden shrine against the plague and to place the statue there again. When this was done, the plague died out and the old larch began to grow green again. Later, a small wooden chapel was erected in place of the old one, and there was a great increase in its veneration as a place of grace. When the wooden chapel was finally replaced by a brick chapel, the old already rotten larch tree had to be removed.
Rest stopsWirtshaus Steirereck
Restaurant Schicker-Cafe Bar Mocca
Safety informationDifficulties: long, but otherwise easy stage.
Tips and hintsbergzeitreise.at
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Free Pocket Card Hiking route "From glacier to wine" can be found at www.steiermark.com Hiking map BergZeitReise durch die Hochsteiermark can be found at www.hochsteiermark.at Kompass WK212 Hochschwab, Mariazell, Eisenwurzen www.steiermark.com/buecher Freytag &Berndt WK41 Hochschwab - Veitschalpe -
ParkingSeveral parking possibilities in Kindberg, please note the short term parking zone!
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EquipmentNormal hiking gear, sturdy shoes, sun protection, jacket, hood and gloves. Do not forget a water bottle and a snack box! And just in case, pack a small pharmacy with blister plasters.
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