Pöllau Parish Church and Pöllauberg Pilgrimage Church in the background | © Tourismusverband Naturpark Pöllauer Tal Pöllau Parish Church and Pöllauberg Pilgrimage Church in the background | © Tourismusverband Naturpark Pöllauer Tal

Organ Hiking: Stage Pöllau - St. Stefan


We would like to invite you to combine your hike in the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park and in ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee with enjoyment of art and culture and to enjoy the culinary delights. The individual organ walking tours can be easily combined with each other.

Hike from church to church in the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park and ApfelLand- Stubenbergsee regions and get to know the benefits of an individual guided tour with the sound of bells and organs. Download the free app "Hearonymus", set the "Churches in ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee and Naturpark Pöllauer Tal" in the "Guides" and your smartphone has already become an audio guide.


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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
10,1 km
2:30 h
70 hm
170 hm
454 m
Highest point
348 m
Lowest point

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Pöllau - Haidenweg - Berger Kreuz - Kroisbach

  • Starting from the Pöllau parish church and heading south, through Lamberggasse or Remigigasse, we begin our tour.
  • After reaching the bridge of the Mausbach near the Buchberger slaughterhouse, we turn left and follow the road to the next crossroads, where we turn right into Wiedenweg and follow the markings red-white-red no. 945 or white-green-white no. 9.
  • Continue along a gravel road through the Berghofer estate, Hinteregg 111, until you reach the signpost with the number 945, Maria Fiederbründl, the marking white-green-white no. 9, and turn right here over the small bridge.From the Freiberg district, head in a south-westerly direction through a slightly ascending mixed forest.
  • After passing a stream over a longer bridge, the trail finally leads slightly uphill over open ground past a chapel to the Mauerhofer family (former inn).
  • From there, slightly uphill in a south-westerly direction to the Berger Kreuz cross and the Kroisbach bus stop.

Kroisbach - Schönau - Schönaudorf - St. Stefan

  • At the Kroisbach bus stop, follow the red-white-red No. 945 markings in a southerly direction to the Schönegg school.
  • Directly in front of the former municipal office (next to the school), the trail branches off left into the forest to the Schönau landmark.
  • From there, continue right through the forest with the markings as before.
  • After a beautiful forest path, we cross an asphalt road and then turn right into the romantic Schönauklamm gorge, past an old mill ruin, we cross the Kroisbach stream over a bridge and arrive at the exit of the gorge.
  • Here we pass a residential house on the left and reach an asphalt road. Then we turn left into Schönaudorf.
  • From the centre of Schönaudorf, we walk along the road on the right for about 1.5 km on the Annahofweg and Fahringweg past small wayside shrines and beautiful detached houses to the Schönau 93 estate, which is located at a crossroads.
  • We turn left on the municipal road and reach the church in St. Stefan on this road.

about the region, accommodation options and culinary tips:

Pöllauer Tal Nature Park Tourist Office

Castle 1, 8225 Pöllau

Tel: +43 3335 4210


Web: www.naturpark-poellauertal.at




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What the weather will be like

Pöllau (421m)

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Snowfall and rain will persist into the afternoon. Afterwards it will be dry, but still mostly cloudy.
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