Eibisberg above Ponigl
Hiking trail via the Poniglgraben up to Eibisberg.
The tour in numbers
Level of difficulty
The district capital of Weiz is located in eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 from Vienna (approx. 2 hrs) and Graz from Graz (approx. 30 min). Arrival from Vienna and Graz: On the A2 from Vienna, take motorway exit 161/ Gleisdorf West in the direction of the B 54/B64. Follow the B65 / Gleisdorf federal road until you reach the B54 / Wechselbundesstraße. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B64 / Rechberg-Bundesstraße. After about 15 km you will reach the district capital Weiz.
Arriving from Graz via the main road: take Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai and Wickenburggasse to Jahngasse / B67a. Follow the B72 to Weiz and take the exit towards Weiz-West.
- From the main square in Weiz we reach the castle tavern in Thannhausen via the Weizberg.
- The hike (no. 762) now leads along the Dörfler stream to Oberdorf and then via Oberaichen and Ponigl-Süd to the forester's lodge in Ponigl.
- Afterwards, a forest road branches off to the right and leads to Eibisberg (no more markings after the forester's lodge!).
Variants for the way back: Hans-Riedler-Zetzweg no. 11 via Hohen Zetz - Wittgruberhof - Raas-Dorf - Thannhausen to Weiz (12.4 km approx. 3 1/2 hrs.); trail no. 745 via Gschaid - Patschagipfel (no. 745a) - Vogelhütte - Naas-Dorf - Sturmberg to Weiz ( 12 km approx. 3 1/2 hrs.); trail no. 745 to Gschaidm trail no. 763 via Patschasattel - Vogelhütte - Landscha to Weiz (14.2 km, approx. 4 hrs.).
There are a number of places to stop and rest along the route:
Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:
Parking spaces are available at the main square - blue zone.
Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office Weiz
Main square 18
Tel: +43 3172 2319 660
Mobile in Eastern Styria with SAM shared cab (SAM takes you to your hiking starting point and back again. Attention: For trips on Sunday and public holidays, book in advance until the evening before).
Eibisberg above Ponigl | © Oststeiermark – Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Weiz
What the weather will be like
Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
Mostly cloudy with sunny spells, rainshowers mainly in the afternoon and evening.
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