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.
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.
Open map here
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Website
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).