A circular trail that points out the diversity of medicinal herbs (www.heilpflanzenwissen.at) at nine marked stations and offers some experience stations in between.
Distance 8.2 km
Highest point1,161 m
Lowest point782 m
The medicinal herb trail is basically designed as a circular route. It starts and ends in the spa park Aflenz Kurort. Nevertheless, the trail can also be hiked in stages, for example
from the spa park up to the Pierergut 1 hr.the round around the Piererkogel 2 hrs. - can also be done with strollers (forest road)from Pierergut to the sound sculpture and back 40 min.from Pierergut via Lammerbauer to Aflenz 2 hrs.In between, the trail offers experience stations that invite you to a holistic experience of nature with all your senses - like the wood sound, the scent noses and the landscape frames. The starting point is at the herbal snail in the Kurpark Aflenz. At the barefoot trail with its question houses we can already learn many interesting things about the plants.
Stop for refreshments: Wirtshaus Pierergut (Tel. 03861/32164, closed on Monday and Tuesday) - www.wirtshaus-pierergut.at)
In the information office in Aflenz Kurort you can get for € 5, - a researcher bag with beaker magnifier, close-up tube, "herb word puzzle", colored pencils for your little ones.
Starting point is at the herbal snail in the spa park Aflenz past the "Wasserschloss" through the forest and blow up to the Pierergut. (this route is not suitable for baby carriages - alternative route via the Bürgergraben) approx. 1 hour.The Piererkogel circular trail takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours and can also be done with strollers. From Pierergut through the Hawthorn Trail to Holzklang and across the meadow and forest road to Lammerbauer. This trail towards Lammerbauer is also recommended for families with small children - especially the short round to the sound sculpture is worth it (40 min.).
all notes on protected areas
By train to Bruck/Mur or Kapfenberg station and from there by bus to Aflenz Kurort.Line 171 (Bruck/Mur - Aflenz - Turnau) orLine 172 (Bruck/Mur - Aflenz - Mariazell)Information about train and bus at www.oebb.at and www.verbundlinie.at Regional cab companies:Cab Hochschwabreisen (Tel. 03861/2400), Taxi Steiner (Tel. 03862/51333 18) and Taxi Gombotz (Tel. 03862/24990).
From the south: From Kapfenberg on the B20From the north: Via Mariazell and the Seeberg on the B20From the east: Via Semmering on the S6 to Kapfenberg and further on the B20
There are several parking lots in the place. These are marked.
33T 517759 5265719
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Folder "Heilkräuterweg Aflenz - Kräutermeilen" (available at the information office of the Hochschwab Tourism Association in Aflenz Kurort and at the Aflenz municipal office).
We also recommend the hiking guide Hochschwab by G. u. L. Auferbauer (Bergverlag Rother, Munich), the hiking guide Wandererlebnis Hochschwab & Hohe Veitsch by Hans Hödl (NP Verlag) as well as the hiking map Hochschwab No. 041 (Kartenverlag Freytag & Berndt) and the hiking, cycling & ski touring map Hochschwab No. 803 (Kartenverlag CARTO).
Author’s map recommendations
The folder "Heilkräuterweg Aflenz - Kräutermeilen" contains an overview map and describes the individual trail sections and stations.