Hiking route Pöllauberg circuit via Pöllau, Pöllauberg - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus Hiking route Pöllauberg circuit via Pöllau, Pöllauberg - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus

Pöllauberg circuit via Pöllau, Pöllauberg

On this hike starting from Pöllauberg, wonderful views of the Nature Park Pöllauer Valley and far beyond the borders of Eastern Styria await us. 
This hike is an excellent way to combine the focal points of "nature" and "culture"...For more information, see:



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Level of difficulty
12,8 km
4:00 h
511 hm
470 hm
759 m
Highest point

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Pöllauberg, main square

The Pöllau Valley Nature Park is located in the heart of Eastern Styria, the garden of Austria, approx. 60 km north-east of Graz and approx. 150 km south of Vienna

By car from ViennaIf you are driving from Vienna to Pöllau bei Hartberg, take the A2 towards Graz and drive about 110 kilometres until you reach the Hartberg exit. From there, follow the B54 in the direction of Pöllau.

By car from GrazTo get to Pöllau bei Hartberg from Graz, take the A2 motorway in the direction of Vienna. After about 30 kilometres, take the Gleisdorf West exit and then take the B54 towards Hartberg/Pöllau. Follow the B54 for about 25 kilometres until you reach Pöllau.

By car from SalzburgTo get to Pöllau bei Hartberg from Salzburg, take the A1 motorway towards Vienna. Drive about 110 kilometres to exit 109 (Salzburg junction). There change to the A9 motorway in the direction of Graz. At St. Michael, follow the S6 towards Kapfenberg. Continue on the S6 until the Krieglach exit. From there, take the B72 and then the L405 to Pöllau.

Pöllauberg - Pöllau
  • Starting from the main square in Pöllauberg, we follow the green "Hirschbirnweg" signs from the elementary school - we pass the Ölkreuz and walk to the Haubenwaller wine tavern, from where we reach the Retter Bio-Natur-Resort.
  • North of the Hotel Retter, at the Retter BioGut, we follow the signposts "Hirschbirnweg" and soon cross the Rauschbach.
  • Via the asphalt road we reach the bus stop "Oberneuberg GH Scherf" - here we turn right and soon come back to the Rauschbach and immediately afterwards we are south of the Retter hotel complex.
  • Here at the fork in the path, we keep left and follow the signs "Hirschbirnweg" towards Pöllau.
  • We choose the descent to Pöllau via the mountain forest directly in front of Gasthof Kerschhofer and walk past the parking lot with the sausage stand over the pedestrian bridge past the JUFA Pöllau towards the town center.

Pöllau - Kalvarienberg - Pöllauberg

  • From the Schlosspark (signpost "Hirschbirnweg" next to the Parkcafe), head east past the former Augustinian canons' monastery (castle & church) via Schmiedgasse to the traffic circle at the entrance to Pöllau-Mitte.
  • We follow the red-white-red markings no. 942 or the green signs "Hirschbirnweg" and "Wallfahrerweg Pöllauberg" north of the Raiffeisenbank over the Kalvarienberg to the pilgrimage church on the Pöllauberg and thus return to the starting point on the main square.

SAM stop: Pöllauberg Ort (HF 5809), Pöllau Zwinger (HF 5943)

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

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark. HF5809 Oberneuberg - Pöllauberg Ort

Pöllauberg, natureparkarena 
Information about the region, places to stop and stay, excursion destinations etc. can be found here:

Tourism region Eastern StyriaNature Park Pöllauer Valley officeSchloss 1, 8225 Pöllau, AustriaPhone:+43 3335 4210www.naturpark-poellauertal-at www.oststeiermark.com

Current weatherMobility Eastern Styria with shared cab SAM

Kompass Map, Hiking Map Nature Park Pöllauer Valley 1:30,000

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.

Tourism region Eastern StyriaNature Park Pöllauer Valley officeSchloss 1, 8225 PöllauTel: +43 3335 4210 www.naturpark-poellauertal.atwww.oststeiermark.com

Rother hiking guide "Oststeiermark - Von den Fischbacher Alpen bis in die Thermenregion", 50 tours, Elisabeth Zienitzer & Silvia Sarcletti paperback, ISBN-10, 376334577 available in bookshops


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Pöllau (421m)

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Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare
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Kindererlebnis-Bauernhof Perhofer, Silvia | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

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