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Apple hiking trail from Puch to Weiz

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"A journey to paradise", a gently rolling, beautiful landscape with orchards as far as the eye can see awaits us on this hike.
The apple village has a special climate. The warm days and cool nights are perfect for fruit growing. Only here do the apples get their intense aroma. That is why there are more apple trees around Puch than anywhere else; three out of four Styrian apples come from here. The fruit growers refine many of them into juices, cider and schnapps. The innkeepers on the Apple Road conjure up specialties from the fruit. For example, all vintages of the "Abakus" are bricked into the church wall; this noble brandy is only opened after 100 years.

In Elz stands as an archway the largest apple in the world, in Harl the "cathedral of the apple", the large fruit warehouse. In the "House of the Apple" the history of fruit growing is presented, and here you can taste the fruit in liquid form and as a juicy pastry. The gravestone of Ignaz Weberhofer, Peter Rosegger's forest schoolmaster, is right next door. When the great poet visited him, it was for him "A journey to paradise".

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
November
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
12,3 km
Route
3:35 h
Time
355 hm
Uphill
352 hm
Downhill
599 m
Highest point

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To Google Map for the calculation of the journey.
The apple village of Puch lies at the center of the Styrian Apple Route in Austria's largest fruit-growing region.

We start in the apple village of Puch and walk along the "apple hiking trail" marked with the number 10 in the direction of the balloon launch site. After the bridge, we turn right where the path leads us uphill via Steingrub through many orchards. Now we turn right onto the road until the bend. After approx. 100 m, we turn left along the edge of the forest and reach the Alterilzweg junction in the middle of the forest. We follow this into the village of Alterilz and on to Peesen.

At the Hafner inn, after the parking lot, we turn right over the Nöstelberg to the Calvary Chapel and on to Thannhausen, now a final climb up the Weizberg.

Follow the Way of the Cross towards the town center to Weiz's main square.

This hike is particularly attractive during the flowering season in spring, but is also a special treat for all the senses in the fall during harvest time.

This hike is particularly charming in the flowering and harvest season. Work is being done on the continuous trail marking.
Timetables and information can be found at the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or at www.busbahnbim.at
Information about the region, places to stop and stay overnight, excursion destinations etc:

Eastern Styria Tourist Board

ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee office

8223 Stubenberg am See 5

Tel. :+43 3176 8882

www.apfelland.info

www.oststeiermark.com

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Mobility Eastern Styria with shared cab SAM

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Eastern Styria Tourism Association

ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee office

8223 Stubenberg am See 5

Tel. :+43 3176 8882

www.apfelland.info

www.oststeiermark.com

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What the weather will be like

Puch bei Weiz (432m)

Morning
slightly cloudy
12°C
30%
5 km/h
Noon
foggy
14°C
65%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
14°C
60%
5 km/h
Mostly cloudy through the day with a little sunshine and frequent rain.
Morning
very sunny
13°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
20°C
0%
10 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
18°C
5%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
15.06.2024
sunny
10°C 24°C
16.06.2024
slightly cloudy
13°C 23°C
17.06.2024
very sunny
13°C 26°C
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