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Montan Lehrpfad Arzberg

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Educational trail with interesting information about the former mining area around Arzberg in the Almenland Nature Park in Styria.

The trail leads along the tunnels and processing facilities of the old silver mine in Arzberg. The trail starts at the overview board in the centre of the village, then leads along the Raab river, past the powder tower, galleries, mine dumps, ore processing plant and workers' dwellings to the crossroads at the "Grillwirt". The historic "Grillstollen" was located directly opposite the inn building.  The path then leads uphill in the beautiful mixed forest to the romantic pigeon fountain. The information boards also provide a little rock science in between. Uphill, you finally reach the highest point of the hike at the "Havok" farmstead. The way back is along a beautiful forest path, the former "Kirchsteig". At a clearing, the "Window into the Almenland" awaits with a beautiful view. The mining trail finally ends at the exhibition mine next to the Arzberg church.

The trail is accompanied by the "silver boys of Arzberg", who tell children about the hard life of the miners.

Characteristics

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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
5,0 km
Route
1:30 h
Time
170 hm
Uphill
170 hm
Downhill
740 m
Highest point

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More information

Take the Rechberg-Bundesstraße B64 to Passail, from there a country road leads along the Raab to Arzberg. Go to Google Maps to calculate your journey. All information for the journey.

The trail is marked throughout with "Montanlehrpfad" signs.

  • We start at the overview board at the starting point, cross the bridge over the Raab and turn north on the road.
  • Now we can already see the first display boards.
  • We walk along the Raab river, past the powder tower, galleries, mine dumps, ore processing plant and workers' dwellings to the crossroads at the "Grillwirt".
  • We cross the Raab, directly opposite the inn building was the so-called "Grillstollen". A historical photograph refers to the earlier times.
  • The nature trail now turns towards the south and passes just past the former workers' housing.
  • We now hike uphill in the beautiful mixed forest to the romantic pigeon fountain.
  • After a climb, we reach the "Havok" farmstead and thus the highest point of the hike.
  • Just past the buildings, then along the edge of the meadow, we go downhill on a beautiful forest path.
  • At a clearing near a logging site, we have a great view of the Röthelstein, the Rote Wand with the Tyrnaueralm, the Hochlantsch and the Osser through the "Almenland window".
  • We continue downhill on a forest path. The Montanlehrpfad runs along the Arzberg Kreuzweg for a while and ends at the Heimatmuseum/GH Kirchewirt next to the Arzberg church.

This hiking trail, which is not too long, can be combined with a visit to the exhibition mine or a guided tour of the Almenland cheese tunnel.

Timetables and travel information can be found at: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or at busbahnbim.at. For local transport we recommend the SAM - shared Taxi.

Parking is available in the centre of the village at the entrance to the Raabklamm gorge or at the parish church.

Further information and links
All information about the region, the places to stop and stay overnight and the excursion destinations can be found at

Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
Geschäftsstelle Naturpark Almenland
8163  Fladnitz an der Teichalm 100
Tel.: +43 3179 23000 
Email: almenland@oststeiermark.com
Website: www.almenland.at

More about the Oststeiermark, the garden of Austria.

About the current weather 
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For mobility in the Almenland Nature Park with the SAM shared taxi.

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What the weather will be like

Passail (653m)

Morning
cloudy
18°C
85%
5 km/h
Noon
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20°C
85%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
18°C
85%
5 km/h
Little sunshine and frequent showers. Also persistent rain at times.
Morning
sunny
19°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
26°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
23°C
5%
0 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
22.07.2024
rainy
17°C 27°C
23.07.2024
rainy
16°C 25°C
24.07.2024
sunny
14°C 22°C
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