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City tour "Small Historic Towns of Austria", Hartberg

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Experience the atmosphere of the past on a cultural tour through Hartberg. Let yourself be surprised how the historical and the contemporary create a harmonious whole.

Dive into the history of the city

The town, laid out according to plan on an elevated plateau from the early 12th century, still has parts of its town wall and two defense towers. The Renaissance castle in the middle of a park shows wall remains of a castle first documented in 1147. The addition to the castle is a successful answer to the question of how to harmoniously combine the old and the new.

Art-historical treasures of the town are the parish church and the Romanesque charnel house. The listed fountain on the main square, framed by umbrella platans, spreads an urban feeling with its spacious lounge furniture. When strolling through the city park, one looks at the Reckturm, one of the ten defense towers of the medieval city wall. Until the end of the 19th century, there was a moat in front of it, which was filled in and redesigned as a park. A shady promenade now leads from the historic laundry house to the Roman Lion. If you like nature, you can get to the nature reserve via the GMOOS path.

Characteristics

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Best season

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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
2,6 km
Route
50:00 h
Time
37 hm
Uphill
37 hm
Downhill
360 m
Highest point

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More information

  • accessible via the A2 Südautobahn exit Hartberg
  • in Hartberg follow the signs to the city center/centre

Hartberg, Rochusplatz

  • Start at the Rochussäule, cross the small bridge to the Schölbingerturm, pass through the archway, the path leads straight ahead into Michaeligasse
  • straight on to the staircase, up the staircase and turn right into the passageway that leads to the church square
  • take a walk around the church and visit the interior of the church - open daily, free entrance
  • from the main square turn left into Kirchengasse, past the pharmacy
  • at the crossing Herrengasse turn right up to the castle gate, it leads into the castle park
  • through the wall gate, turn left into the town park, past the Reckturm, down the terraces to the Römer-Löwen
  • turn left back to the corner of Brandhof, up Herrengasse, past the ceramics studio and back to the main square
  • Cross the square and turn right at the oak tree into the FUZO, stroll along Ulrike Truger's stone river (three-part fountain) to the park near Rochusplatz at the city pond.
  • Interior of the Carnic: medieval frescoes, 13th century.
  • Town parish church: a rendezvous with Gothic & Baroque

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

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

The nearest Citybus stop is at Hauptplatz.

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

Eastern Styria Tourist Board

Hartbergerland office

Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

Tel.: +43 3332 603 300

Vacation in Hartbergerland | Eastern Styria

www.oststeiermark.com

Current weather

Mobility Eastern Styria with shared cab SAM

Find out about maps, hiking brochures and other tour tips at the tourist office.

You can also order information material from the comfort of your own home on our website

Eastern Styria Tourist Office

Hartberg office

Alleegasse 6, 8230 Hartberg

www.oststeiermark.com

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What the weather will be like

Hartberg (422m)

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Night
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Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
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Kindererlebnis-Bauernhof Perhofer, Silvia | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

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