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Siebenkögel-Round Trip, Sommeralm

Probably the most beautiful alpine hike in the Almenland leads around the Sommeralm - always with a wide view and many opportunities to stop for a break!

One of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Almenland Nature Park! Without major climbs it goes from alp to alp - always with a great view out into the country. "Highlight" in the truest sense of the word is the Plankogel summit with a 360-degree all-round view!

Along the route there are several inns that invite you to stop for a bite to eat with their specialties, especially the good beef from the ALMO ox!

The starting point is the popular Stoakoglhütte on the Sommeralm, which is located in the middle of the alpine pasture area, but is still easily accessible via the Sommeralmstraße.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
12,5 km
4:00 h
450 hm
450 hm
1531 m
Highest point

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From Weiz, Birkfeld, Anger: via the Brandlucken and the Sommeralmstraße.

From Pernegg, Breitenau, Passail, Fladnitz: via the Teichalmstraße up to the Sommeralm

To Google Maps for the calculation of the journey.

All info about the journey.

  • We start at the Stoakoglhütte, above the hut we enter trail no. 745 and walk a little above the Sommeralmstraße to the windmill.
  • At the windmill we go down to the Sommeralmstraße and cross it.
  • Between GH Derler and the Sommeralm chapel is the entrance to the forest road in the direction of "7-Kögel-Weg, GH Holzmeister" (trail no. 706).
  • After approx. 500 m we take the short climb to the right up to the "Drei Wetterkreuzen" (trail no. 45)
  • We continue on the Almenland hiking trail no. 45 across the alpine pastures to the crossroads at the "Schwoabauer-Kreuz".
  • From the "Schwoabauer cross" the path leads right down to the Mixnitzbach and further to the GH Holzmeister.
  • We go right through the courtyard of GH Holzmeister and then across the road, the entrance to trail no. 702/745 is marked "Moosholt".
  • Via the "Kerschbaumgatterl" we now go back up to the Sommeralm (trail no. 730/745).
  • Shortly before the Sommeralm windmill, the ascent begins on the left up to the Plankogel summit (follow the signposts!).
  • From the Plankogel summit cross we descend steeply to the "Stoakoglhütte" - our starting point.

If you want to avoid the rather steep descent from the Plankogel, go back to the windmill and from there again the trail no. 745 along the Sommeralm road to the Stoakoglhütte!

Martina and Heimo serve roast pork, Beuschel or blackberry strudel in the Stoakoglhütte. If there is time, Heimo reaches for the "Styrian"!

Timetables and travel information can be found at the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or at www.busbahnbim.at.

In July and August, a regular bus runs from Weiz up to the Sommeralm as far as the Sommeralm Chapel. It is also possible to start the tour there.

Parking lot at the Stoakoglhütte, Sommeralm.

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.

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