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On the Benedikt-Route through Styria

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  • Das 8. Weltwunder - die Klosterbibliothek von Admont
    Das 8. Weltwunder - die Klosterbibliothek von Admont
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The section of the Benedikt's Route through Styria takes us from monastery to monastery - from Admont via Seckau to Carinthia. Scenic highlights are the national park Gesäuse and the crossing of the Niedere Tauern. Nature and culture alternate and small towns are also on the plan to complement the lush nature experiences.
moderate
Distance 126.9 km
37:30 h
3,268 m
3,172 m
1,863 m
620 m

Pilgrimage - a journey into myself. For some, it is the ancient idea of religion. Giving thanks for regained health, asking for recovery, doing penance, taking a vow... For others, however, pilgrimage is simply a great longing for tranquillity and inner peace.

The Benedikt Path was created on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the repopulation of the monastery of St. Paul in Lavanttal in 2009 and is named after the founder of the order, Benedikt of Nursia. The path leads from Spital am Pyhrn via Admont, Seckau, Maria Buch, Wolfsberg, St.Paul and Slovenj Gradec to Gornij Grad in Slovenia.

Author’s recommendation

Das Benediktinerstift Admont, das älteste bestehende Kloster in der Steiermark, beherbergt ein einmaliges Juwel, die weltgrößte Klosterbibliothek, die seit Jahrhunderten Generationen an Besuchern in ihrem Bann zieht. 2003 etablierte sich das Stift zudem in der Museumslandschaft indem es eines der größten und kontrastreichsten Privatmuseen Österreichs eröffnete. Unter einem Dach vereint finden sich nun Kunst vom Mittelalter bis hin zu einem Naturhistorischen Museum und nichts desto trotz eines Gegenwartskunstbereichs.

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Günther Steininger 
Update: July 22, 2021
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Highest point
1,863 m
Lowest point
620 m
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Track types

Asphalt 48.54%Dirt road 1.59%Nature trail 16.22%Path 14.32%Unknown 1.20%Road 17.81%
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61.6 km
Dirt road
2 km
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20.6 km
Path
18.2 km
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1.5 km
Road
22.6 km
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Safety information

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Start

Spital am Phyrn (643 m)
Coordinates:
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47.664942, 14.339929
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47°39'53.8"N 14°20'23.7"E
UTM
33T 450443 5279272
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Destination

Reichenfels

Turn-by-turn directions

The first day takes us through the beautiful landscape of the Pyhrgas to the Gesäuse, Austria's youngest national park. Admont, with its world-famous monastery and the worthwhile monastery library, is our first stopover. Via the Kaiserau, we first reach Trieben and continue via the Kettentörl and the Ingeringsee to Seckau.

From Seckau, we continue over the Tremmelberg to Knittelfeld and on to Maria Buch-Feistritz, with its beautiful pilgrimage church in the middle of the Mur valley. From the Styrian Murtal, we change to the Carinthian Lavanttal. Through beautiful forest paths we reach the small village of Obdach and continue over the Obdacher Sattel into the Lavanttal.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Accessible by train and bus.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website www.busbahnbim.at

With Verbundlinie’s BusBahnBim route planner app, planning your journey has never been easier: simply enter towns and/or addresses, stop names or points of interest to check all bus, train and tram connections in Austria. The app is available free of charge for smartphones – on Google Play and in the App Store

Getting there

Detaillierte Informationen zur Anreise finde Sie hier.

Parking

Rund um die Stiftskirche sind ausreichend Parkplätze vorhanden.

Coordinates

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47.664942, 14.339929
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47°39'53.8"N 14°20'23.7"E
UTM
33T 450443 5279272
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit, including blister plasters, belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress in layers.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
126.9 km
Duration
37:30 h
Ascent
3,268 m
Descent
3,172 m
Highest point
1,863 m
Lowest point
620 m
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