The circular route through one of the oldest villages in Styria gives us an insight into the moving history of St. Ruprecht an der Raab in the heart of eastern Styria, going back many centuries.
Ideally suited as an introduction to a holiday in St. Ruprecht an der Raab or as an evening walk after a hard day's work, the walk takes us through Sankt Ruprecht an der Raab, which was still called ad Rapam when it was first mentioned in 860. Emperor Friedrich III elevated the town to the status of a market on 1 September 1462. In addition to the numerous sights, it is also immediately noticeable that St. Ruprecht an der Raab is a very young community - with regard to the average age of the inhabitants - which is also reflected in the lifestyle of the people.
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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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. You can reach the centre on foot in 10 min: walk straight ahead through the avenue (Bahnhofstraße) to the crossroads. Turn right there and follow Hauptstraße towards Hauptplatz.
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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 email@example.com 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).