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Waterway Miesenbach

The Wasserweg in Miesenbach in the Joglland - Waldheimat region is especially suitable for families to enjoy and discover along the streams and waters.
Pleasant enjoyable hiking for all age groups on almost level paths off the beaten track and without major differences in altitude await you on the water trail in Miesenbach. Along the circular trail there are many adventure and information points to discover, such as the smallest show power plant in Europe or the longest wooden footbridge in Joglland. Other stops are the Mäanderbach, the Kalvarienberg, remains of the mill "Hirazabauer", the popular excursion destination Hornschmiedmühle or the Märchenwalt.

A section of the trail - between the mill "Hornschmied" and the ice hut Wetzelberger - is also suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

Stations: Mäanderbach, Kalvarienberg, remains of the mill "Hirzabauer", mill "Hornschmied", water hiking, smallest show power station in Europe, purification of water, About Miesenbach, fairy tale forest, longest wooden footbridge in Joglland.

It is also possible to start at the ice hut.


Level of fitness

Best season


The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
3,6 km
1:45 h
124 hm
124 hm
854 m
Highest point
761 m
Lowest point

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From Graz via Weiz and Birkfeld to MiesenbachTravel time: approx. 1 hour

From Hartberg via Pöllau to Miesenbach Journey time: approx. ½ hour

from Krieglach via Alpl and Birkfeld to MiesenbachJourney time: approx. 45 minutes

Detailed information on how to get here can be found here.

  • We start at the village square in Miesenbach at the village fountain
  • From the village fountain we walk past the Florianihof to the first achievement point: the wooden footbridge over the Määnderbach stream
  • We continue over the Calvary to a beautiful path next to the Miesenbach stream
  • After a walking time of about 30 minutes in the shady valley we come to the mill Hornschmied - visits possible
  • Mühle Hornschmied: May to October, Tuesday and Thursday from 14.00-17.00, Tel.: +43 3174 8320, advance booking requested
  • Now we continue along the brook to the "smallest show power station in Europe".
  • We continue our hike along the Miesenbach stream to the fairytale forest
  • From the fairy tale forest we walk along the longest wooden footbridge in Joglland to the municipal road.
  • After 1,5 - 2 hours we come back to our starting point
Especially on hot days, a hike along the Wasserweg is a welcome "cool down".
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Parking is available on the village square at the inns or at the municipality / elementary school.

Parking entrance ice hut: directly at the ice hut

Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255






What the weather will be like

Miesenbach bei Birkfeld (829m)

10 km/h
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Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
5 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
-3°C 1°C
-3°C 3°C
0°C 3°C
GenussCard Steiermark | © Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark, Harald Eisenberger

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