The "Hob mi gern Steig" is the first part of the trail project "Geh dein Steig"! The entry point for this circular trail is the "Entrance Heart" in Bürgergraben in Aflenz Kurort.
Distance 8.7 km
Highest point896 m
Lowest point725 m
Here is not only the ivy around the heart, there are more miraculous phenomena (such as the view, the forest giant, the balcony, the four-poster bed, the bench, the swing and much more) in the course of this path and all have reference to love. This circular hiking trail leads along idyllic forest paths with beautiful views and forest roads to the farm vulgo "Roath" of the Kammerhofer family. For the 8.6 km long route you need an average walking time of 2 ½ hours.
Pack a good Styrian snack and enjoy it at one of the cozy rest stops along the way.
From the entrance heart in the Bürgergraben a forest path leads to the resting place with a view at the station "Durchblick" and further to the sleeping "Waldriesriesen". At the balcony, two comfortable deck chairs invite you to take a rest. The path now continues into the Jauringgraben, uphill to the "Himmelbett" at the edge of the forest, to the "Bankerl" and to the idyllically situated "Schaukel". Immediately afterwards we reach the station "Gustl" and the vacation farm "Roath" of the Kammerhofer family (www.roath.at). Following the access road, we now head downhill into Feistring and to Jauring, where the Waidmannsheil inn (www.gasthaus-waidmannsheil.at - closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) invites you to take a leisurely break. On the secured footpath it goes back to Aflenz Kurort and to the starting point in Bürgergraben. The Liftstüberl (open Thursday to Sunday) - only a few minutes walk from the entrance heart - spoils with good Styrian snack. as well as juices and wines.
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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
From the south: On the S35 to Bruck, from there on the S6 to Kapfenberg and further on the B20.
From 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 enough parking spaces in the Bürgergraben across from the "Entrance Heart".
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
The folder "Hob mi gern" is available free of charge at the Hochschwab Information Office in Aflenz Kurort (opposite Kassecker Platzl).
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 "Hob mi gern" contains an overview map and describes the individual stations.
In any case, as a precautionary measure in the bike backpack: rain protection, tour pharmacy, sunscreen and a water bottle (instead of cans!).