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Nature trail Seegraben

Nature Trail · Erzberg Leoben
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The nature trail Seegraben is located in the ERZBERG LEOBEN region.
moderate
Distance 4.7 km
1:29 h
204 m
204 m
738 m
549 m
Educational nature trail for young and old. An own show apiary, the ecosystem meadow, an ant hill, the subject area forest with its plants, trees, the game and the hunt as well as the subject complex water are represented vividly. The open-cast pond as a biotope is a central point along the route. The environmental and nature trail is prepared in a way that is suitable for children, but offers a lot of valuable information that is also interesting for adults. 

Author’s recommendation

Barbara Chapel: In this place there is a crevice in the rock, which was once used as a powder magazine. Around 1860, miners established a chapel in this rock, which was dedicated to St. Barbara. St. Barbara is the patron saint of miners and has been a constant companion of miners for many centuries as an intercessor for mountain blessings and against sudden death. Her traditional memorial day is celebrated on December 4. On September 19, 1991, the Barbara Chapel, rebuilt by many volunteers, was consecrated with a great celebration that documented the deep attachment of the entire population of Leoben to "their Bergau" and the people who live there. 
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Claudia Shane
Update: March 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
738 m
Lowest point
549 m
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Track types

Asphalt 25.39%Forested/wild trail 56.76%Path 5.07%Road 0.06%Unknown 12.70%
Asphalt
1.2 km
Forested/wild trail
2.7 km
Path
0.2 km
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0 km
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0.6 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

Miner's monument (548 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.389314, 15.101503
DMS
47°23'21.5"N 15°06'05.4"E
UTM
33T 507660 5248433
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Destination

Miner's monument

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point, you march briefly along Seegrabenstraße and then turn across the Sturz in the direction of Lichthalteweg. After about 20 minutes walking time you reach the fork Veitschbergweg and walk from there through the forest. On this path you will find a forest xylophone, barefoot path and a bark guessing game until you reach the Müllerleitenquelle. Return on the Seegrabenstraße, past the Barbara Chapel until you reach the miner's monument again. 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From the center or train station Leoben public buses go in the direction of Proleb or Niklasdorf. Walking distance from the train station to the miner's monument is about 1.2 km/ approx. 16 min. walking time. 

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

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all bus, train and tram connections in Austria can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store 

 

Getting there

Coming from the S6 exit Leoben-Ost: drive in the direction of Zentrum/Bahnhof, at the traffic light Südbahnstraße, at the Spar turn right in the direction of Proleb. Exit Leoben-West: drive towards the train station and pass the train station - at the next traffic light turn left towards Proleb. The miner's memorial is located diagonally opposite the Leoben-Seegraben elementary school.

Parking

a free parking lot is located opposite the miner's monument.

Coordinates

DD
47.389314, 15.101503
DMS
47°23'21.5"N 15°06'05.4"E
UTM
33T 507660 5248433
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes and sticks are recommended
  • Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy items 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
4.7 km
Duration
1:29 h
Ascent
204 m
Descent
204 m
Highest point
738 m
Lowest point
549 m
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