Hiking route Barbara Sicharter Way, Vorau - Touren-Impression #1 | © VVW Sonja Spitzer Hiking route Barbara Sicharter Way, Vorau - Touren-Impression #1 | © VVW Sonja Spitzer

Barbara Sicharter Way, Vorau

"In the footsteps of pilgrims and pilgrims" you hike on asphalt, field and forest paths from Vorau to Wenigzell - a great tour in the Joglland - Waldheimat region.
On this path, one learns interesting information about Barbara Sicharter, the founder of the order of St. Mary's Hospital Vorau. On the information boards along the way at the rest stops, selected Bible passages are designated, which invite you to reflect, linger and enjoy.The starting point of this trail is also well worth seeing: the Augustinian canons' monastery in Vorau is the only canons' monastery still active in Styria. Vorau Abbey delights visitors especially with its unique library and sacristy. This is also where the trail starts, also the first marking of the Barbara Sicharter Trail: yellow panels with inscription can be found here.Once you arrive in Wenigzell, there are numerous places to stop for refreshments. Widely known, for example, are the giant buns from the Buchtelbar.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
15,6 km
Route
4:30 h
Time
450 hm
Uphill
400 hm
Downhill
903 m
Highest point

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More information

Vorau is located in the East Styrian hill country at an altitude of between 470 and 1248 meters.

By car:
From Vienna: A2 exit Pinggau - Rohrbach - Vorau

From Graz: A2 exit Pinkafeld or Hartberg - Rohrbach - Vorau

Detailed information on how to get here can be found here.

  • We start at the Augustinian canons' monastery in Vorau
  • We hike leisurely along hiking trail no. 919 to the Joglland bauernladen farm shop.
  • Afterwards we follow the signs of the Barbara-Sicharter-Weg for about 300 meters.
  • From there we continue walking on this path in a westerly direction until we come to the next information point "I am the salt of the earth".
  • After about 15 minutes of walking we come to a municipal road, which we follow to the right.
  • Then we cross the brook "Lafnitz" and reach the next station at Lafnitzegg after a short ascent
  • In 45 minutes we reach Wenigzell
For a spiritual walk along the Barbara Sicharter Way, Sister Johanna of St. Mary's Hospital will be happy to assist you!

Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.
For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.
-> Start: HF 5343, Vorau-Stift | Pick-up: HF 5235, Wenigzell GH Fast or No. 317 Wenigzell Fast

Vorau, Vorau Abbey (free)
Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255

www.joglland-waldheimat.at

www.oststeiermark.com

joglland-waldheimat@oststeiermark.com

Tourist Info Vorau

Bahnhofstrasse 80

8250 VorauTel.: +43 3337 2508

tourismus@vorau.at

www.vorau.at 

Vorau Abbey - Gate

8250 Vorau 1Tel.: +43 33372351

pforte@stift-vorau.at

www.stift-vorau.at 

Wanderheft "Zu Fuß durch das Joglland und die Waldheimat": erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland - Waldheimate: +43 3336 20255

Prospektbestellung

Folder "Barbara-Sicharter-Weg"

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What the weather will be like

Vorau (675m)

Morning
sunny
19°C
15%
10 km/h
Noon
sunny
23°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
very sunny
20°C
5%
10 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
Morning
very sunny
17°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
very sunny
22°C
10%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
20°C
5%
5 km/h
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
26.07.2024
very sunny
11°C 27°C
27.07.2024
very sunny
14°C 31°C
28.07.2024
very sunny
16°C 29°C
Kindererlebnis-Bauernhof Perhofer, Silvia | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

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