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Heilkräuterweg Aflenz - Kräutermeilen

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    Photo: Mag. Ernst Frühmann, Verein Heilpflanzenwissen
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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.
easy
Distance 8.2 km
1:45 h
421 m
421 m
1,161 m
782 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)

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Margit Skale
Update: July 13, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Piererkogel, 1,161 m
Lowest point
Kurpark Aflenz, 782 m
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Safety information

Bergrettung: Notruf 140

 

Tips and hints

Weitere Informationen:
Tourismus-InfopointHochschwab
Aflenz Kurort 15, 8623 Aflenz
Tel. +43 (0)3861 3700
info@regionhochschwab.at
www.regionhochschwab.at

Start

Kräuterschnecke im Kurpark (782 m)
Coordinates:
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47.544650, 15.236010
DMS
47°32'40.7"N 15°14'09.6"E
UTM
33T 517759 5265719
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Destination

Kurpark

Turn-by-turn directions

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.).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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).

Getting there

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

Parking

There are several parking lots in the place. These are marked.

Coordinates

DD
47.544650, 15.236010
DMS
47°32'40.7"N 15°14'09.6"E
UTM
33T 517759 5265719
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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.

Equipment

Good shoes and water bottle (instead of cans!).

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
421 m
Descent
421 m
Highest point
1,161 m
Lowest point
782 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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