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.
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.
It is also possible to start the hike from the Schanzsattel.
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alternatively (if you start on the Schanz): at the Schanzsattel next to the Alpengasthof Schanz
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