Hiking route Round Winzendorf ponds via Söllnerdorf, Pöllau - Touren-Impression #1 | © Helmut Schweighofer Hiking route Round Winzendorf ponds via Söllnerdorf, Pöllau - Touren-Impression #1 | © Helmut Schweighofer

Round Winzendorf ponds via Söllnerdorf, Pöllau

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This circular trail is located in the Pöllau Valley Nature Park in Eastern Styria.
The starting point of this hike is the parking lot of the Winzendorf ponds - an angler's paradise - and takes us to the idyllic Kartteichen ponds, among other places.

Characteristics

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Fitness

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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
8,0 km
Route
2:30 h
Time
240 hm
Uphill
240 hm
Downhill
509 m
Highest point

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Pöllau, Winzendorfer ponds

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 Vienna

If 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 Graz

To 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 Salzburg

To 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.

  • At the parking lot at the Winzendorf ponds, we cross the main road and now follow the white-yellow-white markings no. 14 in a north-easterly direction.   
  • Passing a paddock, we reach a crossroads.   
  • We walk to the GH Schirnhofer and continue over the "Winzenberg" and the "Sattel" - always following the white-yellow-white markings - back to the starting point at the Winzendorf ponds.
Because of the shady forests, this hike is a good alternative for hot days.
Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

For local transport we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

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

Eastern Styria Tourist Board

Nature Park Pöllauer Valley office

Schloss 1

8225 Pöllau, Austria

Tel: +43 3335 4210

www.naturpark-poellauertal.at

www.oststeiermark.com

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Mobility in Eastern Styria with SAM shared cabs

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 Styria

Nature Park Pöllauer Valley office

Schloss 1, 8225 Pöllau

Tel: +43 3335 4210

www.naturpark-poellauertal.at

www.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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Hartberg Umgebung (349m)

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