Hiking route Gösser & Sattelberge-Runde, Dürntal/Weiz - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus Hiking route Gösser & Sattelberge-Runde, Dürntal/Weiz - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus

Gösser & Sattelberge-Runde, Dürntal/Weiz

The Gösserwand above the Raabklamm gorge is part of the Sattelberge mountains, which connect Weiz with the Almenland Nature Park. A hike with magnificent views in Eastern Styria.
The Sattelberge are a karstified mountain ridge up to 1,088 m high on the edge of the Grazer Bergland. The karstification has formed several caves, including the Grasslhöhle and the Katerloch on the southern slope. Before the Weizklamm road was built in 1877, the crossing over the Wachthaussattel was the most important connection from Passail to Weiz. A small chapel still marks the Wachthaussattel. Today there are several small mountain pastures on the Sattelberge, but they are only used for farming. Several hiking trails lead up here from Dürntal/Weiz and Passail, the only inn, a working alpine dairy, had to close in the middle of the 20th century due to a lack of water.

The easy path up to the Sattelberge is supplemented by the rather rough "Gösserringerl", which leads out onto the almost vertically sloping Gösserwand and requires surefootedness. However, the view from there is brilliant and extends far beyond Weiz and the Schöckl.

An easy trail, except for the "Gösserringerl", which requires surefootedness and a head for heights, but can be bypassed.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
8,7 km
3:00 h
410 hm
410 hm
1021 m
Highest point

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Start: "Dürntalwirt" in Dürntal near Weiz
  • We start directly in front of the Dürntalwirt and walk up Gösserstraße for a short distance and then turn right into the forest.
  • We are now on trail no. 18 in the direction of "Grasslhöhle", and climb uphill in the forest.
  • We soon reach the entrance to the Grasslhöhle cave and turn right into the forest again.
  • Continuing uphill, we soon reach the access road to the Katerloch, cross it and continue straight ahead in the forest.
  • At a junction of farm tracks, turn sharp left uphill and continue along the farm track.
  • We now reach a large crossroads at the Dürntalerkreuz, with an information board and a bench for resting.
  • We turn left here into the so-called. We turn left here into the so-called "Gösserringerl" or Gösserwandsteig(path no. 18b) and hike around the Gösser on the path. We have fantastic views from the Gösserwand above the Raabklamm gorge.


On the Gösserwandsteig, surefootedness and a head for heights are essential. If you have any doubts here, simply continue to the right on trail no. 18.

  • At the Anerlbauerkreuz cross, we return to trail no . 18 and continue to the left in the direction of "Lärchsattel/Wachthaussattel".
  •  We immediately pass the Sattelweg cross with inscription and bench, where we can take a few steps out to the left and then have a fantastic view of the Passailer Kessel and the Teichalm/Sommeralm area.

  • Back on the hiking trail, we look out over the pasture to the right towards the Lärchsattel and down to Weiz and continue along trail no. 18 in the direction of "Wachthaussattel/Gschaid".

  • We walk down to the Wachthaus cross at the junction to Passail and keep right there (path no. 18).

  • We pass the small, yellow wayside chapel at Wachthaussattel on the right, the benches there invite us to take a rest.

  • We now walk down the gravel path to Gschaid, with beautiful views to the right.

  • In Gschaid, we turn left downhill onto the farm/hiking trail and head towards "Dürntal/Dürntalwirt, trail no. 19"

  • Always slightly downhill and past a few farmsteads, we reach the Lärchsattelstraße again shortly before the village of Dürntal.

  • We continue downhill along the road through Dürntal and can already see Dürntalwirt on the right.

  • Shortly before the road junction, we take a right turn and are immediately back on Gösserstraße.

  • A few steps up to the right and we are back at our starting point.

The tour starts at the Dürntalwirt in the village of the same name, the well-known inn is a good choice for a stop-off before or after the hike.
Timetables and travel information can be found on the website of the Austrian Federal Railways or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark. Please book in good time!

Parkplätze gibt es beim Dürntalwirt.

All information about the region, accommodation and excursion destinations can be obtained from the

Eastern Styria Tourist Board

Weiz office

Main square 18

8160 Weiz

Phone: +43 3172 2319 660

Email: weiz@oststeiermark.comwww.oststeiermark.com

Find out about maps, hiking brochures and other tour tips at the tourist office.

You can also order information material on our website from the comfort of your own home.

Eastern Styria Tourist Office

Weiz office

Main square 18

8160 Weiz

Phone: +43172/2319660



Further suggestions for hikes can be found in the Rother hiking guide "Oststeiermark", ISBN 978-3-7633-4577-9, available in bookshops and at our offices.


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