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Forest nature trail/Pampichler-Warte/Kalvarienbergweg

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  • Aussichtsplattform Massenburg
    Aussichtsplattform Massenburg
    Photo: Claudia Shane, TV Leoben
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The theme trail forest nature trail/Pampichler-Warte/Kalvarienbergweg is located in the ERZBERG LEOBEN region.
moderate
Distance 3.2 km
1:00 h
165 m
165 m
690 m
548 m
Hike where you are rewarded with magnificent views of Leoben. The forest nature trail Maßenberg is to make clear the importance of the forest and describe the ecosystem forest.with starting point ruin Massenburg one walks through the stations of the forest nature trail.  The trail is about 1.2 km long and includes 19 display boards showing the most important native tree species, their silvicultural management and use.  Shortly before reaching the Pampichler-Warte inn, there is an opportunity to hike to the lookout station of the same name. There you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Leoben. From the Pampichler-Warte inn you continue to the Kalvarienberg, which lies between Göss and Leoben. At the highest point there is a chapel and three crosses that can be seen from afar. From there, there is a beautiful view of Leoben, especially of the districts of Göss and Donawitz. The panorama with the Gößeck and the Eisenerz Alps is impressive. 

Author’s recommendation

Hungry for a Styrian snack? At the Pampichler-Warte inn you can enjoy home-style cooking, ribs or fried chicken, and in summer there is often live music on offer. 
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Author
Claudia Shane
Update: March 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
690 m
Lowest point
548 m
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Track types

Asphalt 26.27%Forested/wild trail 6.44%Path 65.97%Road 1.28%
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0.8 km
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0.2 km
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2.1 km
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Safety information

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Tips and hints

Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810

office@erzberg-leoben.at  

Start

Ruin Massenburg (577 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.375382, 15.097542
DMS
47°22'31.4"N 15°05'51.2"E
UTM
33T 507363 5246885
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Destination

Gösser Straße

Turn-by-turn directions

From the start Massenburg it goes about 30 minutes through wonderful mixed forest up to the inn Pampichler-Warte. The forest nature trail shows 19 stations and is about 1.2 km long to the inn. It takes about 15 minutes from the inn to the viewing platform of the same name, past the Lutz-Brünnl. Afterwards you return to the inn, from where you continue to the wetland biotope Sebanzteich. The forest nature trail forms the first part of the Kalvarienbergweg. The Pampichlerweg continues to the highway underpass to the Windischbergweg until you reach the Kalvarienberg, the Kalvarienkirche and the 3 crosses after about 40 minutes. The tour ends at the Gösser Straße.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train to Leoben main station. After that there are regular buses that stop at the Jakobikreuzung, e.g. buses to Lerchenfeld, Niklasdorf or Bruck an der Mur. 

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at: Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Steiermärkische Landesbahnen (STLB), www.busbahnbim.at 

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Getting there

Exit Leoben Ost or Leoben West - direction Zentrum - Kärntner Straße - St. Jakob Church

Parking

At the foot of the Massenburg around the church of St. Jacob there are some free parking spaces. 

Coordinates

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47.375382, 15.097542
DMS
47°22'31.4"N 15°05'51.2"E
UTM
33T 507363 5246885
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes and canes are recommended.
  • Proper backpacking 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 plaster belongs in every backpack.
  • Clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
165 m
Descent
165 m
Highest point
690 m
Lowest point
548 m
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