Couple on winter walk | Klaus Ranger | © TV Oststeiermark / Klaus Ranger Couple on winter walk | Klaus Ranger | © TV Oststeiermark / Klaus Ranger
Enjoy Austria's garden on foot

Hiking in the Eastern Styria

Hiking the alpine pastures and meadows of the Eastern Styria is good for the body and soul, but an unhurried city stroll also has its appeal. No matter where you go in the region, every hike is pure enjoyment. The cabins, inns and wine taverns invite you to stop and refresh yourself along the hiking trail.

Hiking on the Siebenkögel circular trail in Eastern Styria | WEGES OG | © WEGES

Cross-country

The Eastern Styria is truly a hiking paradise for young and old. While skilled hikers climb the Eastern Styria’s peaks, families and casual hikers may explore the region at a slower pace – but the Eastern Styria invites exactly that: Conscious exploration, active experience and sensual enjoyment! Idyllic themed hiking trails and interesting nature trails are ideal for getting to know the region. For families in particular, they need to be part of a holiday in the Eastern Styria.

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Hiking on the water

Hiking along bubbling brooks and rippling rivers is especially appealing since you have a constant, cooling companion along the road. Quickly getting your feet wet or having a long drink of spring water – our water hiking trails are great for families, especially in midsummer.

 

 

Family and themed trails

Hiking and getting to know the country with its people, flora and fauna is truly enriching. The appeal of themed trails lies in the playful, entertaining acquisition of knowledge – an experience that’s not only good for children!

Accessible trails

These trails are great for families with prams or buggies and guests with limited mobility to enjoy the hiking experience. These trails follow roadways or board walks.

Meditative trails

Our meditative trails are perfect for anyone who wants to get a little more out of hiking. Rather than scaling the peaks, the focus here is on a serene, contemplative hike with stations featuring texts that provide food for thought.

 

 

Hiking with dogs

Dogs on a leash are very welcome in Austria’s garden. Hiking trails where dogs will not encounter grazing animals are also provided over the farmed alpine pastures. 

 

 

 

LONG-DISTANCE HIKING & STAGE TRAILS

Spending several days on foot and getting to know the region in this way is becoming increasingly popular, regardless of whether you are traveling on different stages across Eastern Styria or whether you are making the journey to the neighboring country.

With the Alpannonia long-distance hiking trail, a hiking trail certified with the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality also starts in the region.

 

 

 

 

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking with Professor Werner Riedl has been available in the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park for many years. The expert guides sports enthusiasts of all ages through the beauty of Eastern Styria and thus awakens the fun of exercise. 

Whether together or just with nature as your proud companion - getting fit in Austria's garden is really easy.

Summit cross on Hochlantsch | © TV Oststeiermark | Chiara Raith

SUMMITLYNX - YOUR DIGITAL HIKING PIN

NEW! The Eastern Styria Winter Needle

With its alpine pastures, mountains and hills, the adventure region of Eastern Styria is a hiker's paradise! But to capture these unforgettable moments, you don't always need a camera. 

Use the SummitLynx app and benefit from all its advantages:

  • Collect "pins" as badges for your explored peaks and tours.
  • Use it as a digital summit and tour book to record your hiking impressions.
  • No matter where in the world you hike, SummitLynx is your faithful companion.
  • Even when you're offline, all your entries are securely stored and synced when you're back online.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the adventure region of Eastern Styria in all its glory and record your adventures with SummitLynx.

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Long-Distance Hiking & Stage Trails

Spending several days on foot and getting to know the region in this way is becoming more and more popular, whether you are travelling across Eastern Styria on different stages or making the journey to the neighbouring country. With the Alpannonia long-distance hiking trail, a hiking trail certified with the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality also starts in the region.

The Alpannonia long-distance hiking trail connects the Eastern Alps with the Pannonian Plain in six or seven day stages. The most important places along the hiking trail are connected to the main trail by feeder trails, which can be used to reach the Alpannonia route and also to get in along the way. The different stages of varying duration ensure that the Alpannonia trail is also suitable for families. 

More info on the tours, stopovers, offers along the route, as well as views and vistas can be found on the Alpannonia Website.

Wandern beim Stift Vorau | Marton Zsolt | © Region Joglland - Waldheimat
Sankt Jakob im Walde medium Open
Route 45,6 km
Duration 14:00 h

alpannonia circular trail - recharge your batteries

Chapel and summit cross on the Hochwechsel, Joglland forest home in Eastern Styria | Birgit Kandlbauer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Vorau challenging Open
Route 19,5 km
Duration 7:45 h

"alpannonia" - feeder: Vorau - Mönichwald - Hochwechsel

Blick auf das Roseggerhaus | Birgit Kandlbauer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Ratten medium Open
Route 11,6 km
Duration 3:30 h

"alpannonia" - feeder: Ratten - Roseggerhaus on the Pretul

Hochwechsel road up to the Hochwechsel summit, Joglland forest home in Eastern Styria | Birgit Kandlbauer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Wenigzell challenging Open
Route 24,3 km
Duration 8:00 h

"alpannonia" - feeder: Wenigzell - St. Jakob im Walde - Hochwechsel

Gipfelkreuz am Stuhleck | Birgit Kandlbauer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Rettenegg medium Open
Route 7,6 km
Duration 3:00 h

"alpannonia" - feeder: Rettenegg - Stuhleck - via the Planet Trail

Rattener Windpark | Birgit Kandlbauer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Rettenegg medium Open
Route 5,3 km
Duration 2:00 h

"alpannonia" - feeder road: Rettenegg - Pretul

Rast | Birgit Kandlbauer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Sankt Kathrein am Hauenstein medium Open
Route 4,0 km
Duration 2:00 h

"alpannonia" - feeder road: St. Kathrein am Hauenstein - Hauereck

alpannonia Markierung | Birgit Kandlbauer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Waldbach-Mönichwald medium Open
Route 16,5 km
Duration 6:15 h

"alpannonia" - feeder: Waldbach - Hochwechsel

top 10 hiking trails

Our most beautiful, popular and well-known trails in the Eastern Styria are presented here.

hochlantsch-round trip

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teufelsteinrunde

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Geierwand-way

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Big Raabklamm-round route

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Round walking route Ringwarte

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Rote Wand with tyrnauer alm

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naturpark erlebnisrundweg

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plankogel-round route

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Hüttenwanderung to the hochwechsel

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Small raabklamm

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