Snowshoe walking Teufelstein - A fabulous snowshoe hike - Touren-Impression #1 | © Tourismus Fischbach, Kurt Elmleitner Snowshoe walking Teufelstein - A fabulous snowshoe hike - Touren-Impression #1 | © Tourismus Fischbach, Kurt Elmleitner

Teufelstein - A fabulous snowshoe hike

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A wonderful snowshoe hike through forests, meadows and with beautiful viewpoints, leads us to one of the most beautiful and mysterious power places in Austria.
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 "the devil's stone" after him.

The oldest cult site in Styria attracts numerous hikers as well as enthusiasts every year at the winter solstice, who watch the natural spectacle together.


Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
8,9 km
Route
3:00 h
Time
443 hm
Uphill
443 hm
Downhill
1498 m
Highest point

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More information

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 Zellerkreuz (on the left-hand side of the road) - just before Fischbach.

From Graz via the Weizer-Bundesstraße B72 to Birkfeld and from here via the Schanzsattel-Landesstraße L114 to Fischbach - through the village after just under 2 km to the Zellerkreuz (on the right-hand side of the road).

From Linz/Salzburg/Munich via the Pyhrnautobahn A9 and the Semmering-Schnellstraße S6 to the Kindberg exit. Continue as above.

Further information: Zeller Kreuz, Teufelstein

  • We start at the Zellerkreuz
  • We hike leisurely in the direction of Nordern until we come to the sign "Direction Hochlantsch".
  • Soon we reach the Alptor
  • We keep left and reach the Halterhütte a little later
  • Past the halterhütte we come to an alpine meadow, which we cross
  • We cross the forest road and by the last ascent we reach the Teufelstein
  • We follow the green marking "Schanzsattel"
  • Here we pass the small Teufelstein
  • Now we keep to the marking "Teufelsteinrunde".
  • We come to the Schanz via a forest path
  • From there we take the small path next to the main road uphill.
  • At two crossroads, which are close to each other, we take the right-hand path in each case
  • Now we come back to the forest road, which leads us back to Zellerkreuz
Highly recommended is the hike to the Devil's Stone at the winter solstice to watch the sunrise.
Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie. For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.
There is a large parking lot at the Zellerkreuz - a central hiking starting point above the village of Fischbach.
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

Wanderkarte des Höhenluftkurortes Fischbach 1:27.778 Infobüro Fischbach Tel. +43 3170 206, www.fischbach.co.at

Diese Tour findet man auch im Schneeschuhführer Steiermark (Rother Verlag) von Silvia Sarvletti und Elisabeth Zienitzer.In diesem Tourenführer finden sie die 62 schönsten Schneeschuhtouren der Steiermark.Erhältlich ist das Buch auch direkt beim Tourismusverband Joglland - Waldheimat.

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What the weather will be like

Stanz im Mürztal (649m)

Morning
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14°C
55%
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Noon
cloudy
17°C
85%
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Night
rainy
14°C
85%
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Early morning sunshine, soon followed by showers and finally thunderstorms.
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14°C
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Noon
slightly cloudy
17°C
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Night
cloudy
14°C
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Sunshine and cloudiness will alternate throughout the day. A chance of showers towards evening.
23.05.2024
cloudy
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24.05.2024
slightly cloudy
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25.05.2024
cloudy
10°C 21°C
GenussCard Steiermark | © Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark, Harald Eisenberger

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