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Pope Francis Pilgrimage from Graz to Weiz

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  • Basilica Mariatrost
    Basilica Mariatrost
    Photo: Axel Dobrowolny, Oststeiermark – Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Weiz
m 600 550 500 450 400 20 15 10 5 km Trüffelmanufaktur-Schoko … Schwindhackl Gasthof Tischlerwirt Plotzhisch im alten Rathaus Cafe am Platz Taborkirche Weiz

The 24 kilometer long trail is a varied, beautiful nature trail. Along the route there are 7 stations which invite you to rest.

moderate
Distance 24.3 km
6:50 h
632 m
553 m
568 m
419 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
568 m
Lowest point
419 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
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Track types

Asphalt 34.70%Dirt road 6.67%Forested/wild trail 27.40%Path 17.48%Road 13.27%Unknown 0.44%
Asphalt
8.4 km
Dirt road
1.6 km
Forested/wild trail
6.7 km
Path
4.3 km
Road
3.2 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof Tischlerwirt
Der Kirchenwirt Graz
Genusstreffpunkt Höfer
Café am Platz
Kirchenwirt Graz
Der Ederer
Seminarhotel Ederer
Allmer, Hotel.Restaurant****
Trüffelmanufaktur-Schokothek Schwindhackl
Plotzhisch im alten Rathaus
Café Luis
Boutique- & Stadthotel zur goldenen Krone
Stadthotel zur goldenen Krone
Cafe Weberhaus

Safety information

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

Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office Weiz
Main square 18
8160 Weiz
Tel: +43 3172 2319 660
E-Mail: weiz@oststeiermark.com
Website

Further information:

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).

Start

Basilica Mariatrost (469 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.106952, 15.491686
DMS
47°06'25.0"N 15°29'30.1"E
UTM
33T 537306 5217166
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Destination

Basilica Weizberg

Turn-by-turn directions

  •  We start our pilgrimage at the Mariatrost Basilica. First we go up the stairs and then a short distance next to the road. We then turn left onto the Tullriegel and follow the Lichtensteinweg.
  • Along the road we find again and again the markings for the pilgrim's path. We follow the signs and come to our second stop after the Sternwirt.
  • We continue to Nadischhöhe. Here we take the high trail to Faßlberg and follow the signs towards Kumberg. Before the serpentines we turn left into the forest and follow the signs to the church in Kumberg. Here is already the third stop.
  • Continue through the village towards Kumberg lake and then back into the forest. We continue to follow the signs and walk both in the forest and a small piece of asphalt. Soon we reach the station 4.
  • Further over the forest and meadow path we follow the signs in the direction of Gschwendt. Here we walk along the road again for a short distance and soon we enter the forest again. After a short time we already reach the Stoffmühle and follow the pilgrimage path through the small Raabklamm. There we meet the station number 5.
  • We follow the Raabklamm to the junction Weiz/Oberdorf. Here we turn left and follow the signs. After a short time we can already see the town of Weiz and after a few minutes we reach station number 6, the church of Tabor.
  • Now the path leads us through the old town of Weiz. We follow the signs through the Europaallee and along the cross path up to station number 7 the Basilica on the Weizberg. We have reached our destination and can still look at the other spiritual points on the Weizberg.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

Getting there

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.

Parking

Paid parking is available next to the Mariatrost Basilica.

Coordinates

DD
47.106952, 15.491686
DMS
47°06'25.0"N 15°29'30.1"E
UTM
33T 537306 5217166
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • 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.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.3 km
Duration
6:50 h
Ascent
632 m
Descent
553 m
Highest point
568 m
Lowest point
419 m
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