Der Teufelstein | © Tourismus Fischbach Der Teufelstein | © Tourismus Fischbach


A circular hiking trail to the most interesting cult place in Styria, the Teufelstein in Fischbach in the region Joglland - Waldheimat with great views.
For pilgrims and pilgrims along the Styrian Mariazell Trail 06, the Teufelstein has already become a fixed point for a rest stop on the journey to Mariazell. We start the tour at the Zellerkreuz, a popular starting point for hikes in the Fischbach Alps. The panorama at the summit extends from Hochschwab over the Veitsch and Rax to the hilly landscape of eastern Styria and the Schöckl, the local mountain of Graz.

According to a legend, the devil Lucifer tried to build a tower to heaven in order to be accepted back into the realm of the blessed. However, he did not succeed in doing so in the allotted time - on Christmas Eve. This is how the Steintrum is said to have got its name.

The Teufelstein also attracts hundreds of enthusiasts every year for the early morning hike on the winter solstice to watch the natural spectacle together.

The hiking trail is marked with Teufelsteinrunde signs. Some sections also lead along hiking trail 740.



Level of fitness

Best season


The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
8,7 km
3:30 h
448 hm
448 hm
1498 m
Highest point
1170 m
Lowest point

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Arrival from Vienna: A2 to Neunkirchen, S6 direction Langenwang, exit Schwöbing over the Alpl. Through St. Kathrein and then on to Fischbach.

Arrival from Graz: A2 to exit Gleisdorf, B64 direction Weiz. Traffic circle before Weiz on the B72 direction Anger, Birkfeld, Fischbach.

Arrival from Salzburg: 145 via Liezen, then continue to Leoben, from Leoben direction Kindberg (S6), Stanz via Mürztal, Fischbach.


Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.

  • We start at the Zellerkreuz and hike comfortably in the direction of Nordern
  • After a slightly ascending forest path we reach the Alptor
  • At the Alptor we keep to the left in the direction of the Halderhütte
  • We pass the Halderhütte and reach a beautiful alpine meadow, which we cross uphill
  • Along the path we continue through a young forest
  • Now we cross a forest road - a last short ascent leads us to Teufelstein
  • We can enjoy the perfect panorama of the Hochschwab, Hochlantsch, Veitsch, Schneealm, Rax as well as the hill country of Eastern Styria.


  • After the Teufelstein we can continue hiking to the "small Teufelstein", which is located in the middle of a large alpine meadow.
  • We keep to the markings "Teufelsteinrunde".
  • Via a small forrest way we finally arrive at the edge of a ski slope to the saddle "Auf der Schanz".
  • From there we take the small path next to the country road and hike a short distance uphill - it is identical to the Weitwanderweg 740.
  • Our path is crossed by several forest roads.
  • At two crossroads, which are relatively close together, we turn right each time
  • Finally we come back to the forest road, from which we can go back to Zellerkreuz.

It is also possible to start the hike from the Schanzsattel.

We can also climb the Teufelstein in combination with the Mariazeller Way 06 or the alpannonia - long distance hiking trail!
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Parking lot directly at the Zellerkreuz

alternatively (if you start on the Schanz): at the Schanzsattel next to the Alpengasthof Schanz

Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255



What the weather will be like

Stanz im Mürztal (649m)

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Dry and mostly cloudy in the early morning, then showers and finally also thunderstorms.
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Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
14°C 22°C
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