The 24 kilometer long trail is a varied, beautiful nature trail. Along the route there are 7 stations which invite you to rest.
The Pope Francis Pilgrimage Route is a new and varied pilgrimage route from the Mariatrost Basilica to the Basilica on Weizberg.
There are seven stations along the way, each with its own content. Use your cell phone as a companion! Audio texts and videos about Pope Francis, created by well-known authors and theologians, can be accessed via your cell phone. Scan the QR code at each station and you will receive the appropriate inputs, impulses, etc. directly on your mobile device.
The path with its different incidents invites you to an exciting pilgrimage.
Restaurants & Hotels
Rest stopsGasthof Tischlerwirt
Der Kirchenwirt Graz
Café am Platz
Plotzhisch im alten Rathaus
Boutique- & Stadthotel zur goldenen Krone
Stadthotel zur goldenen Krone
Important phone numbers:
- Fire department: 122
- Police: 133
- Rescue service: 144
- European emergency call: 112
The route description presented has been prepared to the best of our knowledge and belief.
It is based on interpretations of hiking maps and personal experiences of hikers and mountain sportsmen.
All descriptions are not to be considered as official hiking guides, the tourism region Weiz assumes no liability for the descriptions, route planning and tours and it is therefore highly recommended to use additional official map material from quality manufacturers, alpine clubs, nature lovers and other mountain sports institutions for individual route planning.
Please remember that hiking, walking, climbing and mountaineering are outdoor sports, which are influenced by the different individual physical condition, the personal condition of the day, the weather as well as the seasonal ground conditions and many other basic conditions and therefore a careful route planning adapted to the respective situation is necessary for the preparation.
We wish you an accident-free and eventful tour.
Tips and hints
Mobile in Eastern Styria with SAM shared cab (SAM takes you to your hiking starting point and back again. Attention: For trips on Sunday and public holidays, book in advance until the evening before).
Arrival from Weiz via the B72 in the direction of Graz. Always follow the course of the road. The basilica is located on the left side.
Paid parking is available next to the Mariatrost Basilica.
- Before starting the hike, check the possibilities for refreshments or pack the appropriate food.
- A good hiking boot is a good companion and should never be missing.
- An emergency kit (blister plaster!) belongs in every backpack.
- It is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system".
- Don't forget rain gear, sunglasses and a water bottle, as well as a camera and map.
Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: pack heavy things 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.
- 17 Waypoints
- 17 Waypoints