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Gösser and Lärchsattel

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Circular hike with starting point at the Dürntalwirt inn to the Gössersattel with connection to the Lärchsattel. Fantastic views guaranteed.

On the circular hike on the Gösser- und Lärchsattel, every nature lover gets their money's worth due to the dreamlike views. Only a few minutes by car from Weiz, the Gösser- und Lärchsattel is perfect for short hikes with the whole family. You start at the Dürntalwirt inn and after a few minutes you enter the first section of forest.

The region is known for its cave systems. In particular, the Katerloch and the Grasslhöhle, which our trail passes, are enjoyed by numerous guests and are a source of amazement. The Naas Cave Trail, whose signs we encounter several times on our tour, connects these cave systems. The view along the tour in the direction of the Almenland Nature Park as well as the hilly landscape of Eastern Styria and the city of Weiz is beautiful.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness
Experience
Scenery

Best season

January
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
6,2 km
Route
2:30 h
Time
424 hm
Uphill
424 hm
Downhill
1016 m
Highest point
670 m
Lowest point

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More information

The district capital of Weiz is located in Eastern Styria.

From Graz via the main road: Take Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai and Wickenburggasse to Jahngasse / B67a. Follow the road on the B72 to Weiz and take the exit towards Weiz-West.

From Weiz you must then drive via Weizer Hauptplatz in the direction of Mortantsch. Then keep going in the direction of Leska and follow the road for about another 5 km to Dürntalwirt Inn.

  • We start our route at the Dürntalwirt inn.
  • First, we follow the signposts in the direction of the Naas Cave Trail.
  • When we reach the Grasslhöhle cave, we follow trail no. 18 in the direction of Gösser.
  • Always following the Austrian flags, we come to a rise with a seat after the first ascent.
  • After a short rest, we follow the signs to the left towards Gösser.
  • Soon we reach the highest point of the Gösser.
  • We follow the markings on the descent and walk along a forest road towards the Lärchsattel.
  • Turn left towards the Lärchsattel and follow the forest road.
  • Soon we come to a junction where we keep to the right to go up to the Lärchsattel.
  • A short detour at the summit cross is definitely worth it.
  • Back on the forest road, we make a short stop at the meadow with a beautiful view of Weiz.
  • We follow the path back to the forest road.
  • Here we keep to the right and return to the path to our starting point.
  • For refreshments you can stop at the Dürntalwirt Inn before or after the hike.
  • The nearby caves "Grasslhöhle" and "Katerloch" are definitely worth a visit!

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

Parking at the Dürntalwirt Inn.

Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office Weiz
Main square 18
8160 Weiz
'Tel: +43 3172 2319 660
E-Mail: weiz@oststeiermark.com
Website

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Weather

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What the weather will be like

Passail (653m)

Morning
7°C
20%
5 km/h
Noon
14°C
20%
5 km/h
Night
11°C
75%
10 km/h
Mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells. Light rain will start in the afternoon.
Morning
8°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
13°C
35%
10 km/h
Night
9°C
65%
10 km/h
Sunny in the early morning, but soon clouds will gather and will lead to light rain towards evening.
01.04.2023
5°C 13°C
02.04.2023
3°C 12°C
03.04.2023
0°C 8°C
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