Hiking route Lowland valley round Leoben - Touren-Impression #1 | © Anton Hirschmann Hiking route Lowland valley round Leoben - Touren-Impression #1 | © Anton Hirschmann

Lowland valley round Leoben

The lowland valley round is located in the ERZBERG LEOBEN region.
An attractive and challenging loop from which to view the Donawitz district from many different angles. Dominant is the huge voestalpine plant at the Donawitz site with the steel mill, the rail rolling mill and the wire production. High-quality products such as the world's longest rail start their triumphal march from here. This hike unites the components of technology and nature that are so decisive for Leoben in a unique way. 



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
11,8 km
3:30 h
379 hm
379 hm
921 m
Highest point
559 m
Lowest point

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The tour starts at the St. Josef church and leads via Lorberaustraße to the Niederungweg. The tour leads past the Hansbauer, Seppbauer and Heustaner, which is located at 923 meters.  Arrived on the Niederung you have impressive views in the direction of Leoben and also the local mountain "the Mugel". Dominant is also the image of the huge plant of voestalpine with the steel mill and the blast furnaces. From the former excursion inn Schollinger, views into the Liesing valley are possible on the right. 
Start of the hike is at the parish church of St. Joseph. Joseph.

The church, a solid structure made of a steel frame with brick filling, forms a wide-spanned single-nave hall. The supporting structure for the ceiling and roof is a steel skeleton consisting of the arch vaulting the wide hall.

Outside, the church was covered with brick-red plaster. The ceiling mirrors with symbols of the seven sacraments and the image of the Mother of God in the choir of angels were created according to the designs of the acad. painter Fritz Rogler from Graz and were painted by the master painter Walter Ramschek from Leoben. The mensa of the high altar, the altar of the sacraments and the communion bench were made of Salzburg marble according to the designs of architect Lebwohl.

The Stations of the Cross, probably the most precious thing in the Donawice church, was made by Ernst von Dombrowski. The original main altar, placed in the presbytery, which is strongly built up and elevated, is flooded with light from the tall narrow windows inserted in the lower two-thirds of the 40-meter-high tower.

Weekday Mass: Wednesday and Friday - 18:00Sunday eve mass: 18:00 hServices on the 1st Sunday of the month: 8:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Buses run regularly to Leoben Donawitz. It is also possible to get on at Leoben main station.

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 

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Around the parish church of HL. Joseph there are countless free parking spaces.
Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810



Directly on the hiking route is the inn "Leopold's 3 Raben".

Cooking with heart - eating with joy - drinking with pleasure

At Leypold's 3 Raben coziness and enjoyment are held high!

The premises of the old inn invite you to celebrate, enjoy and relax.

Especially the guest garden, which is open in summer, might persuade you to have a glass or two of wine.

The Austrian and international dishes are a special treat - let us spoil your palate! Since we also have a heart for vegetarians and vegans, it is our great concern to conjure up tasty and creative dishes. The homemade pasta, herbal oils, or even our ice cream and sorbet varieties invite you to try with pleasure.

The name Leypold's 3 Raben stands for real natural cuisine as well as for coziness in the true sense of the word!

We entertain you with delicacies from our house, with heart and a lot of friendliness. And a glass of wine, because wine is our passion!


What the weather will be like

Leoben (542m)

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