Exploring the northeastern part of the green heart of Austria on foot

Hiking trails in Hochsteiermark

If you like hiking, you will love Hochsteiermark. The region features numerous trails, among them the BergZeitReise trail that runs all the way through Styria from the high-alpine Hochschwab area to Peter Rosegger’s Waldheimat region in 18 daily stages. Expect a route full of natural, cultural and culinary highlights!

Or how about exploring one of the region’s many other themed hiking trails revolving around water, the sun and climate, famous composers or other fascinating topics together with your family? Alternatively, you could also explore one of Hochsteiermark’s pilgrimage routes – they offer perfect opportunities to leave your worries behind and find inner peace!

What all hiking trails in the northeastern part of the green heart of Austria have in common? All of them are surrounded by splendid nature. Some of them run through romantic forests, others across picturesque meadows or the impressive mountain peaks of the Hochschwab mountain range. Some of them also take you right into the heart of charming towns like Mariazell with its famous pilgrimage basilica or to Bruck an der Mur, one of Austria’s “Small Historic Towns“.

Hochsteiermark boasts a multitude of hiking trails, ranging from easy to challenging routes and from short hikes to multi-week adventures. If you enjoy hiking, Hochsteiermark is just the place for you!

Length in km
Duration in h
Elevation gain/loss
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Accessible by public transport
Der Siebenbrunnenkessel | Andreas Steininger | © Hochsteiermark
Kapellen medium Open
Route 8,8 km
Duration 4:00 h

Über den Waxriegelsteig auf die Rax im Naturpark Mürzer Oberland

Ausblick vom Bauernhof Feldbauer | Fred Lindmoser | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 2,7 km
Duration 0:50 h

Mariazell eye views: Feldbauer

Accessible by public transport
Hohe Veitsch, Treffpunkt von Zubringer 1 und Hauptweg | Ute Gurdet | © Hochsteiermark
Mariazell challenging Open
Route 26,2 km
Duration 8:30 h

Zubringer 1 BergZeitReise Mariazell - Veitsch (Etappe 5)

Der Teufelstein | Johann Zink | © Tourismus Fischbach
Hochsteiermark medium Open
Route 8,7 km
Duration 3:30 h


Ausblick vom Erzherzog Johann Denkmal | Fred Lindmoser | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 2,9 km
Duration 0:45 h

Mariazell eye views: Archduke Johann Monument

Accessible by public transport
... Richtung Erlaufsee auf dem Fleschweg... | Brigitte Digruber | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 13,4 km
Duration 3:30 h

Mariazell country round walk

Gipfelkreuz am Floning | Karl Mühlhauser | © Marktgemeinde Thörl
Etmißl medium Open
Route 9,4 km
Duration 5:30 h

Von Etmißl auf den Floning

Accessible by public transport
Hochnebel über dem Mürztal | Ute Gurdet  | © Hochsteiermark
Bruck an der Mur challenging Open
Route 65,6 km
Duration 26:00 h

Kurzvariante BergZeitReise Bruck an der Mur - Turnau - Hochschwab

Ausblick von der Stehralm auf Mariazell | Brigitte Digruber | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark medium Open
Route 10,1 km
Duration 3:10 h

Hike to the Bürgeralpe via the Stehralm

Ausblick von der Stehralm | Fred Lindmoser | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 2,9 km
Duration 1:00 h

Mariazeller EYE VIEWS: Stehralm

Hochschwabblick | Steininger | © Hochsteiermark
Sankt Ilgen medium Open
Route 11,7 km
Duration 4:30 h

Etappe 03: BergZeitReise Schiestlhaus - Voisthalerhütte - Seewiesen

Aussichtsplattform auf der Aflenzer Bürgeralm | Tom Lamm | © Steiermark Tourismus
Aflenz medium Open
Route 17,5 km
Duration 5:30 h

Almenwanderung zu Gams und Edelweiss

Am Zinkengipfel | Steininger | © Hochsteiermark
Tragöß-Sankt Katharein challenging Open
Route 11,2 km
Duration 5:00 h

Etappe 02: BergZeitReise Sonnschienalm - Hochschwab - Schiestlhaus

Wittmaierhütte Stanglalm | Steininger | © Hochsteiermark
Mitterdorf im Mürztal medium Open
Route 13,8 km
Duration 4:30 h

Etappe 11: BergZeitReise Stanglalm - Kindberg

Accessible by public transport
Aufstieg Richtung Veitsch | Manfred Polansky | © (c) Steiermark Tourismus/Manfred Polansky
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