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Vulture Wall Trail

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A panoramic hike in the beautiful Apfelland- StubenbergseeFantastic views of the Stubenbergsee and over the East Styrian hill country are guaranteed.
  • The vulture hiking trail has a lot to offer. Especially at the so-called 'Kranzl' you have a view of Herberstein Castle, which you can't see from any other side.

    Lake Stubenberg

  • View of Herberstein Castle and into the Herberstein Gorge at the "Kranzlas well as the nature reserve Feistritzklamm

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
10,2 km
Route
3:30 h
Time
390 hm
Uphill
390 hm
Downhill
634 m
Highest point

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Directions   

By car   

Coming from Vienna:   

Via the Südautobahn (A2) to the Hartberg exit - via Bundesstraße (B54) in the direction of Graz - 2 km after Kaindorf in the direction of Graz turn off in the direction of ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee.   

Coming from Salzburg/Germany:   

Freeway via Salzburg - Pyhrnautobahn (A9) to Graz - continue via Südautobahn in the direction of Vienna (A2) to the Gleisdorf West exit - Bundesstraße (B54) to Kaibing - ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee.

The path is marked with no. 23

First, follow the right bank of the Feistrit as far as the inn "Der neue Waldhof". Now it really starts, because the trail climbs sharply from here.Until we reach the highest point of the Geierwand, the path leads us exclusively through a beautiful mixed forest. Once we reach the highest point, we are rewarded with a breathtaking view of Lake Stubenberg and the surrounding area. After a short rest, which we have earned, we continue. The descent initially runs along the edge of the forest and then continues on meadows, past farmsteads and through a short stretch of forest to the Heinrichhöhe/ Kranzl viewpoint.From here you have a unique view of Herberstein Castle (a bird's eye view).

After this fantastic impression of this imposing building, we continue to the "Holy Grave". On this beautiful place there are three chapels.

Here a quiet, beautiful place is revealed to you, which invites you to linger.

From here, the path continues downhill through a beech forest, with beech trees whose circumference can only amaze us. Stations of the Cross accompany us on this descent,After leaving the forest, we pass the Rosalia Chapel on the outskirts of St. Johann bei Herberstein and then walk a short distance to the parish church of St. Johann bei Herberstein. In order not to go back the same way, after leaving the village of St.Johann bei Herberstein, you can continue on the bike path R8 in the direction of the Herberstein Zoo to Lake Stubenberg and return to the starting point.

At the end of the hike you can cool off in Lake Stubenberg if the weather is hot, or perhaps visit the Herberstein Zoo and Herberstein Garden Castle.

To also enjoy the culinary delicacies, plan enough time.

Timetables and travel information can be found at the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

All parking spaces around the Stubenbergsee are subject to a fee (except for disabled persons § 29b).Parking fee

Lake parking lot- Feistritz bridge

nformation about the region, places to stop for refreshments and overnight stays, excursion destinations, etc., you can find out:

Eastern Styria Tourist BoardOffice ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee8223 Stubenberg at the lake 5

Tel. :+43 3176 8882

www.apfelland.info

www.oststeiermark.com

Current weather

Mobility East Styria with shared cab SAM

Get information at the tourist office about hiking maps, cycling maps and excursion destination maps and other tour tips.

You can also order information material from the comfort of your own home on our website.

Eastern Styria Tourist OfficeOffice ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee8223 Stubenberg at the lake 5

Tel. :+43 3176 8882

www.apfelland.info

www.oststeiermark.com

Gallery

What the weather will be like

Feistritztal (361m)

Morning
very sunny
22°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
30°C
0%
10 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
27°C
10%
10 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
sunny
20°C
35%
5 km/h
Noon
slightly cloudy
25°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
sunny
22°C
40%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
23.06.2024
slightly cloudy
15°C 24°C
24.06.2024
very sunny
14°C 25°C
25.06.2024
slightly cloudy
14°C 25°C
GenussCard Steiermark | © Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark, Harald Eisenberger

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