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Pope Francis Pilgrimage from Graz to Weiz

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The 24 kilometer long trail is a varied, beautiful nature trail. Along the route there are 7 stations which invite you to rest.

The Pope Francis Pilgrimage Route is a new and varied pilgrimage route from the Mariatrost Basilica to the Basilica on Weizberg.

There are seven stations along the way, each with its own content. Use your cell phone as a companion! Audio texts and videos about Pope Francis, created by well-known authors and theologians, can be accessed via your cell phone.  Scan the QR code at each station and you will receive the appropriate inputs, impulses, etc. directly on your mobile device.

The path with its different incidents invites you to an exciting pilgrimage.

Characteristics

Technique
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Result
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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
24,3 km
Route
6:50 h
Duration
632 hm
Ascent
553 hm
Descent
568 m
Highest point
419 m
Lowest point

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Arrival from Weiz via the B72 in the direction of Graz. Always follow the course of the road. The basilica is located on the left side.

  •  We start our pilgrimage at the Mariatrost Basilica. First we go up the stairs and then a short distance next to the road. We then turn left onto the Tullriegel and follow the Lichtensteinweg.
  • Along the road we find again and again the markings for the pilgrim's path. We follow the signs and come to our second stop after the Sternwirt.
  • We continue to Nadischhöhe. Here we take the high trail to Faßlberg and follow the signs towards Kumberg. Before the serpentines we turn left into the forest and follow the signs to the church in Kumberg. Here is already the third stop.
  • Continue through the village towards Kumberg lake and then back into the forest. We continue to follow the signs and walk both in the forest and a small piece of asphalt. Soon we reach the station 4.
  • Further over the forest and meadow path we follow the signs in the direction of Gschwendt. Here we walk along the road again for a short distance and soon we enter the forest again. After a short time we already reach the Stoffmühle and follow the pilgrimage path through the small Raabklamm. There we meet the station number 5.
  • We follow the Raabklamm to the junction Weiz/Oberdorf. Here we turn left and follow the signs. After a short time we can already see the town of Weiz and after a few minutes we reach station number 6, the church of Tabor.
  • Now the path leads us through the old town of Weiz. We follow the signs through the Europaallee and along the cross path up to station number 7 the Basilica on the Weizberg. We have reached our destination and can still look at the other spiritual points on the Weizberg.

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

Paid parking is available next to the Mariatrost Basilica.

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

Further information:

Mobile in Eastern Styria with SAM shared cab (SAM takes you to your hiking starting point and back again. Attention: For trips on Sunday and public holidays, book in advance until the evening before).

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