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3-castle hiking trail, Eichberg

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Explore a section of the 3 Castles Trail on this 10 km tour - ideal for a relaxed day hike. Can be extended to part 1 or the entire route.

Discover a 10 km circular hiking trail from Eichberg that takes you to one of the three castles - Aichberg Castle.

Along the way, you will be accompanied by informative boards and impressive pictures that offer you insights into the region and its history. A special highlight is the adventure and water park at the "Kleine Lungitz", near Aichberg Castle. This varied trail takes you through diverse landscapes, including fields, forests, meadows and gorges, along refreshing streams. Enjoy a break at the Eichbergerhof in Eichberg, which is located along the route.


Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
10,4 km
Route
3:00 h
Time
161 hm
Uphill
162 hm
Downhill
582 m
Highest point

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

Eichberg, Eichbergerhof

  • In Eichberg we follow the signs to the south and come to a meadow path with a magnificent view back to the castle and the church.
  • We come to a road and walk past a tree with a picture of the Virgin Mary, under the power line and follow the signposts along the roads.
  • From the ridge we see into the Lafnitz valley, the Hochwechsel and the Niederwechsel.
  • We now cross the railroad tracks and immediately turn right onto the path along the tracks.
  • We go along the path. After a left turn we are on the hill between Lungitztal and Lafnitztal and here we can see trenches that remain from the end of World War 2.
  • At the White Cross we turn right down into the Lungitztal. We follow a gravel path, just before the pedestrian bridge we keep to the right and walk along the Kleiner Lungitzbach through the old railroad underpass. We come to the information boards "Die Fuchsjagt" and the Patritzbild.
  • Turn left into the forest over a small hill and a farm we come back to the road and to the information board "Biologischer Landbau". Continue to the wayside shrine Winkler Kreuz where we turn right.
  • We follow the road, passing an information stand without a board, further to the information board "Fischwehr". Immediately afterwards, before the bridge over the Lungitzbach, we turn left at the information board "Erdhöhlen und Fluchtgänge" onto the path across the meadow.
  • We follow the Lungitzbach upwards and pass the information boards "Die Hausmühlen", "Gemeindegrenze", "Wanderlust II" and "Lungitzbach".
  • Now we come to a wonderful rest area with a children's playground, picnic tables, adventure and water park as well as the Kneipp path of the senses and the information board "The robber baron as a dragon".
  • Over the wooden bridge we come to the steep ascent to Eichberg.
  • At the top there is the information board "Wanderlust I". We continue to the church of Eichberg with the same information board and the view of the castle of Aichberg.
  • The information board "Schloss Aichberg" tells us about the history of the castle. We continue to the village of Eichberg.

Enjoy the sights along the way and don't miss out on the region's delicious cuisine. More info here!

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

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

Eastern Styria Tourist Board

Hartberg office

Alleegasse 68230 Hartberg

hartbergerland@oststeiermark.com 

+43 3332 603 300

www.oststeiermark.com 

Current weather

Mobility Eastern Styria with shared cab SAM

Cycling maps, hiking maps and excursion destination maps are available at the information office in Hartberg (Alleegasse 6) and on our website.

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What the weather will be like

Grafendorf bei Hartberg (382m)

Morning
cloudy
16°C
60%
5 km/h
Noon
weather.icon.66
19°C
85%
10 km/h
Night
weather.icon.93
16°C
85%
5 km/h
Showers and persistent rain. Also a chance of thunderstorms towards evening.
Morning
foggy
15°C
75%
5 km/h
Noon
slightly cloudy
19°C
40%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
17°C
55%
5 km/h
Unsettled with outbreaks of rain. Sunny spells developing from noon on.
23.05.2024
cloudy
10°C 22°C
24.05.2024
sunny
10°C 22°C
25.05.2024
cloudy
11°C 23°C
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