Hiking route Hike to St. Pankrazen, RETTER Pöllauberg - Touren-Impression #1 | © Retter Bio-Restaurant Hiking route Hike to St. Pankrazen, RETTER Pöllauberg - Touren-Impression #1 | © Retter Bio-Restaurant

Hike to St. Pankrazen, RETTER Pöllauberg

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From the RETTER Bio-Natur-Resort over the Pöllauberg to the church and the Mesnerhäusl in St. Pankrazen and then back.
This hike is only recommended in stable weather and for experienced hikers due to the length and metres in altitude.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
24,0 km
Route
7:15 h
Time
840 hm
Uphill
840 hm
Downhill
1010 m
Highest point

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Pöllauberg, Hotel Retter
  • We start in front of the hotel past the quince orchards in the direction of the Haubenwaller wine tavern.   
  • After the tarmac pitches of the Buschenschank, we follow the white-green-white markings to the oil cross.
  •   We then keep left and walk straight ahead with a view of the pilgrimage church on the right until we reach the themed gardens.
  • We walk past the themed gardens on the left and up the steps to the pilgrimage church.   
  • From here, we follow the signposts for the Pankratiusweg via the main square, the access road to the village until we reach the junction with the chapel.   
  • At the chapel, we keep left and walk approx. 200 metres along the L431 to the next crossroads with the signpost "Hartberg" and the signpost for the Pankratiusweg and the red-white-red long-distance hiking trail no. 943.
  •  Both signposts guide us until we reach the Schwaig, shortly before - when crossing the Wiesbergstraße - we have left the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park. There is a SAM bus stop on the Wiesbergstraße ("Oberneuberg Wiesberg Schweigbauer" HF 5808), which we can possibly use on the way back.   
  • From the Schwaig we walk along the markings of the Pankratiusweg to the Mesnerhäusl and the church of St. Pankrazen (SAM stop: HF 5651).    
  • For the way back, we take the same route so that we arrive back at our starting point, the RETTER Bio-Natur-Resort (SAM stop: HF 5805).
From Pöllauberg you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view over the entire East Styrian hill country.
Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

For local transport we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

Pöllauberg, Hotel Retter
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 4210www.naturpark-poellauertal.atwww.oststeiermark.com

Current weather (+ Link: https://www.zamg.ac.at/cms/en/weather

Mobility Eastern Styria with shared taxi SAM  (+ Link: https://www.steiermark.com/en/Oststeiermark/Plan-your-holiday/Excursion-destinations/SAM-Community-Taxi-Easten-Styria_isd_5921418

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

Grafendorf bei Hartberg (382m)

Morning
very sunny
19°C
0%
10 km/h
Noon
sunny
24°C
0%
15 km/h
Night
sunny
22°C
5%
10 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
sunny
19°C
0%
10 km/h
Noon
very sunny
24°C
0%
15 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
22°C
0%
10 km/h
Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
25.06.2024
slightly cloudy
14°C 26°C
26.06.2024
rainy
15°C 25°C
27.06.2024
slightly cloudy
15°C 27°C
GenussCard Steiermark | © Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark, Harald Eisenberger

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