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Via Natura Stage 2: Nature as a source of inspiration

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Welcome to the VIA NATURA - a long-distance hiking trail with a length of around 130 km.
Find out what an incredible source of inspiration nature can be for inventions and innovations in all areas of life and how we can learn even more in the future to use nature as a role model. Experiment with the diverse offerings on Europe's first bionics island in the Gragger Gorge and immerse yourself in the impressive cascade waterfall at the end of the gorge.

For thousands of years, wise people have taught us that nature is a great book from which we can learn infinitely much. But instead of reading the book of nature, we listened to everything else and spurned the infinite intelligence of Mother Earth. Via Natura wants to bring people closer to nature and nature to people again.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness
Experience
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
November
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
4,8 km
Route
1:30 h
Time
194 hm
Uphill
13 hm
Downhill
994 m
Highest point
823 m
Lowest point

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By car from Germany
From Munich via the A8 towards Salzburg. From Salzburg on the A10 Tauernautobahn to St. Michael im Lungau. On the B 96 to Tamsweg, then on the B 95 to Predlitz. The B 97 leads via Stadl/Mur to Murau. There at the roundabout towards St. Lambrecht to Murauer train station and further towards St. Lambrecht. Via Laßnitz near Murau you reach St. Lambrecht, which is already in the nature park. From there continue towards Mariahof and Neumarkt. In Mariahof turn right towards Neumarkt. Continue to St. Marein, turn right immediately after the pedestrian traffic lights, the municipal office is immediately on the right.

Arrival from Eastern Austria/Hungary
At the motorway junction in St. Michael near Leoben, take the S 36 towards Klagenfurt. Past Knittelfeld and Judenburg to Scheifling. In Scheifling continue towards Klagenfurt to Neumarkt, via Unzmarkt and Perchau am Sattel you reach Neumarkt. Drive through Neumarkt, then turn right at the pedestrian traffic lights in St. Marein. The municipal office is immediately on the right.

Arrival from southern Austria/Italy
Via Klagenfurt on the B 83 past St. Veit/Glan, Treibach and Friesach. In Friesach continue towards Vienna, via Dürnstein and Wildbad to St. Marein. Just before the pedestrian traffic lights turn left; the municipal office is on the right.

From St. Marein follow the signs (yellow signs - path no. NL1).

The path leads from the NaturLeseGarten in St. Marein to the Graggerschlucht in Mühldorf. There you immerse yourself in the world of bionics. Along a romantic torrent you walk with a slight incline through the forest through the Gragger Gorge and past the cascade waterfall. After the waterfall, the gorge opens up and the path leads past meadows, fields and farms until, after the last piece of forest, we can see the Grasluppteiche in the Zeutschach.

Finally, the NaturLeseGarten in Zeutschach tells the story of the nature of water, its depths and secrets.

With the BusBahnBim app from the interconnected line, timetable information is easier than ever before: 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 App Store.

ÖBB www.oebb.at | Styria connection line www.busbahnbim.at 

Public parking spaces are available in front of the community or the St. Marein kindergarten.
The ideal time for this tour is from April to October.

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What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

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Noon
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Night
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Frequent snowfall. A slight chance of sunshine in the afternoon.
Morning
cloudy
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Noon
cloudy
7°C
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Night
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Mostly cloudy with a few sunny spells. In the afternoon rain or snowfall will start.
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Naturpark-Bank | © Alpengasthof Moser - ArisMedia

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