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Raab Origin Roundtrip

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Circular trail in the Almenland Nature Park in Styria - from the "Waldmühle" at the head of the valley up to the source of the Raab River.

North of Passail, at the foot of the Osser and in the middle of the Almenland Nature Park, the Raab rises. This mythical river flows 250 km through eastern Styria and Hungary until it flows into the Danube at Györ. A few kilometres after Passail, the Raab forms Austria's longest gorge for 12 kilometres, part of which is a protected Natura2000 area and also a popular destination for hikers.

The trail leads in a large arc to the Raabursprung and back down to the Waldmühle rest stop, which is located at the end of the valley in the north of Passail. This family hiking trail leads past several steeply situated mountain farms, and along the way the story of "Pozilo", the deer and the little droplet "Sprungingerl" is told. The "Waldmühle" snack station, at the starting point of the tour, is only open at weekends; there are other places to stop in Passail.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
3,0 km
Route
1:00 h
Time
205 hm
Uphill
205 hm
Downhill
1094 m
Highest point

Map & downloads

More information

Approach via the B64/Rechbergbundesstraße to the centre of Passail, at the Schrenk Inn "Knödelzeit" head north, after 6 kilometres you will reach the starting point at the Waldmühle snack station. Along the last 6 kilometres there is also a marked hiking trail or the "Raabtal-Radweg" R11.

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All information for the journey

  • We start at the "Waldmühle" rest stop and walk along a cart track to the "Klingler" farmstead.
  • The path continues past the "Steilbauer" farmstead and then through the forest to the fence at the Raabursprung.
  • Now we go back down along the marked path to the Waldmühle.

The trail is marked and described throughout!

If you want to extend the hike a bit, you can hike steeply up from the Raabursprung to the "Schwoabauer-Kreuz" on the Sommeralm (trail no. 754)

By train to Weiz or Frohnleiten, from there buses go to Passail.Timetables and travel information can be found at the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or at www.busbahnbim.at.For local transport we recommend the SAM-SammelTaxi.

Parking at the Snack Station Waldmühle.

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

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What the weather will be like

Passail (653m)

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Kindererlebnis-Bauernhof Perhofer, Silvia | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

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