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Beistein circuit, Grafendorf

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Discover the 5.5 km circular hiking trail (G3) amidst the green splendor of Eastern Styria. Ideal for families, it leads through the forests and meadows from the Wohlfühlhotel Wiesenhof in Erdwegen to the 'Beistein' viewpoint.

Discover the imposing local mountain, the Beistein, on a hike through the picturesque communities of Eichberg, Stambach, Lafnitz and Grafendorf near Hartberg. This mighty rock in the forest is the landmark of Erdwegen. The idyllic hiking trail 'Kleine Beistein-Wanderung' (G3) leads up to the heights via places of happiness and power.

At the Beistein, a breathtaking view of the Styrian and Burgenland hill country awaits you. Here you can linger and enjoy the silence. Interestingly, the Celts already prayed at this place on full moon nights.

The 'Kleine Beistein-Wanderung' (G3) finally leads you to Erdwegen near Grafendorf near Hartberg. This market town in the East Styrian hill country, at the foot of the Masenberg, is rich in cultural sights. Grafendorf is surrounded by a wooded landscape of hills and meadows and is one of the traditional summer resorts of the southern Wechsel region.

Hospitality has a long tradition here and the historical sights and traditional festivals will make your visit an experience!

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
6,1 km
Route
2:00 h
Time
270 hm
Uphill
270 hm
Downhill
817 m
Highest point

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More information

  • accessible via the A2 Südautobahn exit Hartberg
  • further accessible via the B50 and B54

Grafendorf, Wohlfühl Hotel Wiesenhofer

Start of the approx. 5.5 km long, signposted tour (G3) is at the Wohlfühlhotel Wiesenhof in Erdwegen,

  • we walk along the Grub street, past the Marterln and Marienhof,
  • before the farm of the Lutzmann family we turn right into the forest,
  • we follow the forest path until the crossroads Beistein (wonderful panoramic view),
  • further we go right along the edge of the forest
  • about 500 meters down,
  • turn right into the forest path andback again to the Wohlfühlhotel Wiesenhof

Treat yourself to a short rest on the numerous lucky and power benches to recharge your batteries and enjoy the view!

Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

More information:

Tourism Association Eastern Styria

Hartberg office

Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

+43 3332 603300

www.oststeiermark.com 

www.oststeiermark.com

Current weather

Mobility East Styria with shared cab SAM

Find out more about maps, hiking brochures and other tour tips at the Hartberg Tourist Office, Allegasse 6.

You can also order information material from the comfort of your home on our website. Order brochures here!

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What the weather will be like

Grafendorf bei Hartberg (382m)

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

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