Hiking route Rabenwaldkogel, Pöllau - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus Hiking route Rabenwaldkogel, Pöllau - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus

Rabenwaldkogel, Pöllau

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A panoramic tour in the Pöllau Valley Nature Park in Eastern Styria, which leads to the highest point in the region, the Rabenwaldkogel at 1,280 m.
The hike starts in Pöllau Castle Park and leads via Aupark, through Hinterbrühl to NaturKRAFTpark. After enjoying a little refreshment at the Hotel Restaurant Gruber, you continue along the path, turn left at Allmer vulgo "Toni auf der Wiesn" and arrive at the Gasthaus Derler. Now you start the ascent to the Rabenwaldkogel, 128m, the highest point in the Pöllau Valley Nature Park. You continue the trail under the Talbergbau at Rabenwald, pass the Schwaigkreuz and have reached your destination at the transmitter and can return with SAM. Alternatively, you can walk back from the Rabenwaldkogel to Gasthaus Derler and take the SAM back to Pöllau. If you would like to continue the loop to Pöllau, you can either return via hiking trail 922 or longer after the transmitter via trail 923 (approx. 2.5 hours).

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
19,8 km
Route
6:00 h
Time
910 hm
Uphill
310 hm
Downhill
1278 m
Highest point

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Pöllau, castle park

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.

  • We start this circular walk in the castle park at the signposts to the east of the Parkcafe.The signpost "Richtung Gschaid" leads us through Ortenhofenstraße (alternative via the Aupark past the outdoor pool on the left) in a northerly direction to a wayside shrine and the blue house of the Almbauermühle, where we follow the yellow/blue markings and the "Naturpark-Erlebnisrundweg" to the Hotel Restaurant Gruber on the left.
  • At the bridge by the hotel, we head in a north-westerly direction and follow the white-blue-white and white-yellow-white markings with the numbers 2 and 3.
  • At the fork in the path at the farm "Allmer" vulgo Toni on the Wiesn, we now choose marking no. 2.
  • Shortly after the Grottenstüberl (former inn) we come to the Gschaid or GH Derler junction, where we take the route towards Derler (SAM stop 5974).
  • We continue along trail no. 2, passing the Lehrhofer family farm (vulgo Stöß) and soon reach the red-white-red hiking trail no. 921 and turn left.
  • We follow the latter for a short distance and turn left again onto the red-white-red hiking trail no. 922.
  • This leads us - apart from the short detour via the Rabenwaldkogel - to the fork in the path where we come across hiking trail no. 1.
  • Passing the transmitter (Pöllau - Stubenberg state road with the SAM stop: HF 5997), it takes us to the junction with the red-white-red marked hiking trail no. 923.
  • Trail no. 923 leads us back to our starting point in Pöllau. (SAM bus stop "Pöllau, Zwinger": HF 5943).

SAM - the shared cab in Eastern Styria - can be reached on +43 50 363738 (waiting time approx. 1 hour).

Enjoy the Pöllauer Hirschbirne: best in liquid form as juice, cider or brandy - available directly from the producers!
Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

For local transport we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

Pöllau, castle park

Pöllau, P&R at the Pöllau bypass

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

Tourism region Eastern Styria

Nature Park Pöllauer Valley office

Schloss 1, 8225 Pöllau, Austria

Phone: +43 3335 4210  

www.naturpark-poellauertal.at

www.oststeiermark.com

Current weather

Mobility Eastern Styria with shared taxi 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 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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What the weather will be like

Pöllau (421m)

Morning
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19°C
5%
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Noon
sunny
24°C
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Night
sunny
22°C
5%
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Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
very sunny
19°C
0%
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Noon
very sunny
24°C
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Night
sunny
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Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
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slightly cloudy
15°C 25°C
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rainy
16°C 25°C
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sunny
15°C 27°C
GenussCard Steiermark | © Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark, Harald Eisenberger

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