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Snowshoe hike at the Teufelstein

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Ausgehend vom Alpengasthof Schanz führt die Tour zum sagenumwobenen Gipfel, den Teufelstein, in den Fischbacher Alpen in der Region Joglland - Waldheimat in der Oststeiermark.
According to legend, Lucifer, after being cast out of heaven into hell, was to be taken back into heaven if he built a tower from earth to heaven on the holy night of Christ. Lucifer carried three big giant stones up to the Fischbacheralpe, but he could not reach heaven in the imposed time limit. Wildly he went back to hell, but he left the three stones on the Fischbacheralpe, and they are called after him "the devil's stone".

From a geological point of view, the boulders are the result of weathering.

This cult place of Styria attracts, in addition to numerous hikers, every year at the winter solstice enthusiasts who watch the natural spectacle together.

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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
6,2 km
Route
2:30 h
Time
330 hm
Uphill
330 hm
Downhill
1494 m
Highest point

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From Vienna via the A2 Südautobahn highway and the S6 Semmering expressway to the Kindberg exit. Here through the Stanzertal valley on the Schanzsattel-Landesstraße L114 to the Alpengasthof Schanz.From Graz via the Weizer-Bundesstraße B72 to Birkfeld and from here via the Schanzsattel-Landesstraße L114 to Fischbach and on to the Alpengasthof Schanz or via the S35 and S6 to Kindberg and the Schanzsattelstraße to the Alpengasthof Schanz.From Linz/Salzburg/Munich via the Pyhrnautobahn A9 and the Semmering expressway S6 to the Kindberg exit. Continue as above.Detailed information on how to get here can be found here.
  • We start at the Alpengasthof Schanz and walk uphill along the asphalt road.
  • After a few meters we see on the left the entrance to the hiking trail 740
  • The signposts with the inscription "Teufelstein" or "Alptor" give us the direction
  • At the waypoint Alptor we turn left
  • Then we pass by the "Teufelsteinhütte" hut and reach a snow-covered alpine meadow, which we cross going uphill.
  • We walk through a young forest and cross a forest road
  • A little later we reach the Teufelstein
The hike leads through forests and across meadows to a special power place in Fischbach - enjoy the view of eastern Styria and the surrounding mountains from Hochschwab over the Veitsch and the Rax to the Schöckl.
Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie. For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.
A parking lot is available at the Alpengasthof Schanz.
Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255

www.joglland-waldheimat.at

www.oststeiermark.com

joglland-waldheimat@oststeiermark.com

Rother Schneeschuhführer: ISBN 978-3-7633-5812-0

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Stanz im Mürztal (649m)

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