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Panorama trail


This circular hike takes us to beautiful vantage points of St. Ruprecht an der Raab and its surroundings as well as through one of the most beautiful forests in the Upper Raab Valley, which is a welcome change on the tour, especially in high summer when it provides shade.

The ridge between St. Ruprecht an der Raab and the villages of Etzersdorf and Rollsdorf, which also belong to the municipality, is one of the most beautiful scenic sections in the Upper Raab Valley. Sections of forest alternate with vantage points that offer us the most varied views of the landscape around St. Ruprecht an der Raab.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
10,0 km
3:00 h
157 hm
157 hm
483 m
Highest point
373 m
Lowest point

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The market town of St.Ruprecht is located in Eastern Styria and is easily accessible via the A2 motorway from Vienna (approx. 2 hours) and Graz (approx. 30 minutes).                                                              

Arrival from Vienna and from Graz:

On the A2 coming from Vienna and from Graz, take motorway exit 161 / Gleisdorf West in the direction of B54/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 6 km turn left to St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

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  • The circular trail starts at the main square in St. Ruprecht an der Raab, the central starting point. From here, we first pass the fire brigade and cross the Weizbach bridge into Gartengasse, which we follow straight on to soon cross the main road.
  • Here we first turn right and then immediately left, where we reach the Hubertus Chapel, a popular resting place, after a fairly short ascent.
  • The path continues across a meadow directly into one of the beautiful high forests that line this ridge.
  • At the end of this section of forest, we cross a small road (Dietmannsdorferstraße) and turn left into the forest after about 100 metres, directly by a house. Here we walk through a beautiful deciduous forest and over an idyllic bridge (Salmbachbrückerl).
  • We continue to follow the signs "Panoramaweg" and then cross the road that connects the Wollsdorf district with Rollsdorf. After crossing the road, keep to the left and soon hike downhill to reach the idyllically situated Grabatz ponds.
  • Here the circular hiking trail around the ponds makes a turn towards Wollsdorf. Before we reach the village, there is a long stretch of trail past meadows and pastures as well as through forests.
  • In Wollsdorf we keep to the right and walk through the village and past the company Estyria / Steirerkraft, whose Kernothek, a beautifully furnished farm shop with the best regional products from Styria, is always worth a visit.
  • Whether Vulcano ham, Zotter chocolate or the company's own products such as the beetle bean - here we find everything our hearts desire and our palates will thank us for.
  • After the OPST company, whose slogan "fresh, juicy, Styrian" is familiar to many of us, we reach a subway where we turn left and pass under the main road.
  • Immediately afterwards we turn right and march the last kilometre back to St. Ruprecht an der Raab, where soon after entering the village the Oststeirische Weinbar of the Garten-Hotel Ochensberger offers us a good opportunity to reward ourselves for the tour.


Our hiking trails are marked red-white-red, as is common in the Alpine region, and at the crossing points you will find yellow boards with black lettering and time indications. On the Panoramaweg, please follow the signs "Panoramaweg". At the main square - the general hiking starting point in St. Ruprecht an der Raab - a stand with many yellow signs marks the direction. Our cycling and hiking map "A Region on the Move" is available at the municipal office, at the Raiffeisenbank St. Ruprecht an der Raab and at all catering and accommodation establishments.

  • Visit the Peace Grotto, directly at St. Ruprecht's main square under the church steps.
  • Detour to the baroque church of St. Ruprecht an der Raab.
  • You can find refreshment in the numerous restaurants in St. Ruprecht an der Raab.


St. Ruprecht is easily accessible by train and has its own station. To Graz main station - direction Gleisdorf - change - S-BAHN to Weiz. On foot you can reach the centre in 10 min: Walk straight ahead through the avenue (Bahnhofstraße) until you reach the crossroads. Turn right there and follow the main road towards Hauptplatz.

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

There are several parking spaces available on the main square in St. Ruprecht. Alternatively, about 150 m away, past the Hotel Locker & Legere and the Marktheurigen Strobl, there are numerous parking spaces at the large park in the middle of St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Lower Main Street 181
8181 St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Tel. +43 664 2353414

Further Information:

Mobile in Eastern Styria with SAM shared taxi (Sam takes you to your hiking starting point and back again. Attention: For driving on Sunday, pre-order by Saturday evening).


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