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From the Glacier to the Wine - South Route

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The southern route of the long-distance hiking trail "From the Glacier to the Wine" leads from the Dachstein over the Schladminger Tauern, the mountaineering village of Krakow, the historic town of Murau, the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park, the Pack and Koralm and the Schilcherland to the natural park Southern Styria with its end point in Leibnitz. This tour from the alpine north to the charming natural park Southern Styria is a journey of discovery of a special kind.
moderate
Distance 370.1 km
146:30 h
16,562 m
19,277 m
2,684 m
257 m

This tour with 25 daily stages is neither about top athletic performance nor about getting from A to B as quickly as possible. The focus is on the scenic, cultural and culinary specialities along the way, which are presented to the hiker from unusual perspectives, partly by local guides. If you don't want to do it all at once, you can get on or off the trail at almost every stage.

The route is therefore more than just a long-distance hiking trail. Along the way, numerous guides such as natural park guides or winegrowers offer guests the opportunity to gain insights into everyday life or to take look behind the scenes. The impressive landscapes of Styria, such as the impressive Schladminger Tauern with the Klafferkessel, a tundra-like landscape in the heart of Europe, will take your breath away. You get to know the country and its people through encounters - the guides are to be understood in this sense. Cabin owners, restaurateurs and winegrowers, natural park mediators and monastery patrons invite you to get involved in the details along the way.

Author’s recommendation

Je nach Jahreszeit können unterschiedliche Teilabschnitte erwandert werden - im Frühling ist der Süden schon schneefrei und ladet alle Wanderfreunde schon zu den ersten Touren im Jahr ein.

Schon ein paar Tage früher anreisen und mindestens 2 Nächte in einem Betrieb in der Region Schladming- Dachstein übernachten, der auch Sommercard-Betrieb ist. Durch die Übernachtungen und gleichzeitig Einstimmung auf die Wandertour erhält man die Sommercard mit der alle Wanderbusse und die Auffahrt mit der Dachstein-Gletscherbahn kostenlos in Anspruch genommenw erden können.

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Günther Steininger 
Update: September 16, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,684 m
Lowest point
257 m
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Rest stops

Vinofaktur mit dem Genussregal Südsteiermark

Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?

Tips and hints

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Tel. +43 316 4003

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If you would like to hire a  tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:

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Start

Dachstein Mountain Station (2,684 m)
Coordinates:
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47.467633, 13.626196
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47°28'03.5"N 13°37'34.3"E
UTM
33T 396471 5258047
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Destination

Leibnitz

Turn-by-turn directions

The southern route leads in 25 daily stages from the Dachstein Glacier over the Schladminger Tauern, the Murtal holiday region, the Graz region and into Southern Styria.

The route first crosses the Schladminger Tauern mountains, where the term "level" is a foreign word until you reach the mountaineering village of Krakow, because it is either steeply uphill or steeply downhill. And in between: the most beautiful and highest peaks of the Schladminger Tauern.

Murau is one of the highlights of the southern route. After eleven days, you can experience another cultural highlight: the Benedictine Abbey of St. Lambrecht in the natural park Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen is home to almost a thousand years of Styrian history, which we can relive with the help of an art history and folklore collection. 

Before we reach the idyllic village of Obdach in Zirbenland and the Koralm, a long ridge between the two provinces of Styria and Carinthia, you first have to climb the 2,396-metre-high Zirbitzkogel in the Seetal Alps. After the Packsattel and the Koralm, you finally dive into the wine country. Or rather, into Schilcherland, whose "capital" is Deutschlandsberg. Via Eibiswald, the route then follows the border to Slovenia, past vineyards and wine taverns.

Good to know: The southern route as well as the northern route can also be hiked in sections, because thanks to public transportation, there are also so-called hiking and valley buses as well as hiking taxis - it is possible to return to the starting point from almost every final destination.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Accessible by train and bus.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website www.busbahnbim.at

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Getting there

Ihr Weg zur Talstation der Dachstein-Gletscherseilbahn.

Parking

In Ramsau am Dachstein stehen beim Veranstaltungszentrum zahlreiche Parkplätze zur Verfügung. Mit dem Wanderbus geht es hinauf zur Talstation der Dachstein-Gletscherseilbahn, die uns zum Startpunkt der Tour bringt.

Coordinates

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47.467633, 13.626196
DMS
47°28'03.5"N 13°37'34.3"E
UTM
33T 396471 5258047
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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, www.rother.de

Author’s map recommendations

Gratis Pocket Card Wanderroute "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" finden Sie auf www.steiermark.com

Equipment

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
370.1 km
Duration
146:30 h
Ascent
16,562 m
Descent
19,277 m
Highest point
2,684 m
Lowest point
257 m
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  • 25 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 7.2 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 250 m
Descent 850 m

On this tour, you will cross two impressive landscapes that could not be more different from one another.

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 460 m
Descent 1,620 m

Three levels are hiked on this tour: first we move in the Dachstein massif, then on the plateau of Ramsau am Dachstein and before it goes again ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 3
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 999 m
Descent 717 m

From Schladming-Rohrmoos, this stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" leads right into the heart of the Schladminger Tauern to the ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
Distance 5.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 570 m
Descent 680 m

On this and the next 3 stages of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" it gets really alpine. The trail leads right through the Schladminger ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5
Distance 9 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 940 m
Descent 1,170 m

A beautiful high alpine tour through the Schladminger Tauern with two climbs and the cozy Landawirseehütte for a well-deserved rest in between.

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 6
Distance 7.7 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,020 m
Descent 1,010 m

This stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" certainly leads us to one of the most beautiful and impressive places of the alpine mountain ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 7
Distance 8.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 850 m
Descent 1,150 m

A beautiful high alpine tour that takes us to the Sölktäler Nature Park in the middle of the Niedere Tauern. At the beginning, alpine climbs await ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 8
Distance 15.2 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 880 m
Descent 930 m

This stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" takes us from the Sölktäler Nature Park on the north side of the Schladminger Tauern over the ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 9
Distance 19.4 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 320 m
Descent 800 m

This stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" is dominated by leisurely family and themed hiking trails in the high valley of the Krakow ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,030 m
Descent 1,020 m

The district of Murau is one of the most densely wooded regions in Austria. We are reminded of this during this stage of the hiking route "From ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 11
Distance 16 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 830 m
Descent 630 m

This stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" takes us from the historic town of Murau to the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park, where the ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 12
Distance 20.8 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 880 m
Descent 1,060 m

A scenic stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" in the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park. The second of the two striking mountains of ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 13
Distance 20.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 930 m
Descent 180 m

This stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" in the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park leads us to the Tonnerhütte at the foot of the ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 14
Distance 17 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 830 m
Descent 1,550 m

It goes to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Eastern Alps, to the Zirbitzkogel. On this stage we cross the striking peak in the Seetaler ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 15
Distance 17.7 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,160 m
Descent 550 m

On this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine", the tour takes us from the idyllic village of Obdach in the Zirbenland to the heights of ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 16
Distance 19 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 410 m
Descent 840 m

A panoramic, long high-altitude hike, which, however, offers small differences in altitude. This and the next stage of the hiking route "From ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 17
Distance 19.8 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 990 m
Descent 440 m

This stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" takes us from the village of Pack to the lofty heights of the wine plain. On this section, ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 18
Distance 21.1 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 240 m
Descent 1,540 m

A rather long, but almost always only slightly downhill stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine". From the Weinebene with the Gösler Hütte ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 19
Distance 10.6 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 430 m
Descent 370 m

On this stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" we hike through the Schilcherland, where we will soon notice that now and then pilgrims ...

Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 20
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 390 m
Descent 450 m

A beautiful scenic stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" right through the Schilcherland. The destination of the tour is Eibiswald, the ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 21
Distance 20.2 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 910 m
Descent 640 m

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 ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 22
Distance 15.6 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 500 m
Descent 780 m

A scenic stage on the hiking route "From glacier to wine", which takes us right into the heart of the South Styrian Nature Park. First, we walk ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 23
Distance 16 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 720 m
Descent 720 m

A beautiful, romantic tour right into the heart of the South Styrian wine country. From Leutschach, the center of the largest wine-growing ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 24
Distance 13.9 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 420 m
Descent 510 m

This stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" leads us right through the South Styrian wine country. The claim that the last stages of the ...

from Günther Steininger,   Steiermark Tourismus
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 25
Distance 12.6 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 310 m
Descent 300 m

The conclusion on the southern route of the hiking trail "From Glacier to Wine" is a rather leisurely but all the more beautiful stage that takes ...

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