Hiking route Montanweg-Kogelberg mining, Ratten - Touren-Impression #1 | © Gemeinde Ratten Hiking route Montanweg-Kogelberg mining, Ratten - Touren-Impression #1 | © Gemeinde Ratten

Montanweg-Kogelberg mining, Ratten

This mining trail offers a leisurely circular walk with a magnificent view and lots of interesting information about mining in earlier times.
The "Friedensstollen" (show gallery), closed in 1960, is the starting point of the mining trail. Along the trail, you can learn how lignite was mined in those days at original sites of Ratten mining with the help of boards.

The blue and white markings of the mining trail start at the mining museum - in addition, yellow boards with the inscription Mining Museum show the way.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
April
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
15,0 km
Route
4:30 h
Time
520 hm
Uphill
520 hm
Downhill
1103 m
Highest point

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More information

Ratten is located approx. 25 km north of the district capital Weiz between Pretulaple and Joglland in the upper Feistriztal valley.

By car:
From Graz - A2 to Gleisdorf - at the traffic circle 2 exit (B64/B72) 

From Weiz - via B72

From Germany - via A3

Further information on how to get there: Mountain Farmers Museum, Ratten
  • We start at the mining museum in Ratten
  • Between the leisure center and the Red Cross we walk along to the New Middle School
  • From there we continue to the left to the Nikolauspfarrkirche (St. Nicholas Parish Church)
  • Then we continue to the oldest house of Ratten, to the inn Kreiner
  • On the municipal road we walk into the Niesnitzgraben and keep left
  • There we pass the horse farm Tösch and walk along this road until the end of the village
  • We keep to the right and turn onto the access road to the Ofenhofer farm (hiking trail 742a).
  • At the farm we walk along the forest road
  • At the edge of the forest there is a display board on the topic "Material ropeway support foundations
  • We hike uphill to the Eichtinger snack station, the highest point of the hike.
  • We follow the road to the Wetterkreuz crosses
  • We hike out of the valley, turn left and follow the slightly ascending path before we turn right again onto the gravel path
  • Now we follow the hiking trail 742bOn forest paths and steep tracks we reach the village of Ratten again
Also visit the mining museum in Ratten - a small museum in a former gallery, which fits perfectly with the mining trail!
Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie. For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.
-> Stop number: WZ 4318 - Ratten town post office
Ratten, Mining Museum parking lot (free)
Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255

Joglland-Waldheimat

Oststeiermark

Aktuelles Wetter

Mobilität Oststeiermark mit Sammeltaxi SAM

RegioBus

Community Ratten

Tel.: +43 (0)3173 2213

gde@ratten.steiermark.at

www.ratten.eu

Mr. Mögle Franz

phone: +43 (0)31732516 

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What the weather will be like

Ratten (736m)

Morning
slightly cloudy
18°C
30%
5 km/h
Noon
slightly cloudy
22°C
10%
10 km/h
Night
very sunny
19°C
0%
10 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
Morning
sunny
16°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
sunny
22°C
15%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
19°C
5%
5 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
26.07.2024
very sunny
13°C 26°C
27.07.2024
very sunny
15°C 29°C
28.07.2024
very sunny
17°C 28°C
Kindererlebnis-Bauernhof Perhofer, Silvia | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

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