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Way of the Cross - Hike Thannhausen


This hike is perfect for a short break in nature or for a leisurely walk with the whole family.

This hike starts at the Thannhausen municipal office and leads up to Calvary via the Way of the Cross. It then continues along a forest path and back again via a great forest path. This short circular walk is perfect for winding down after a long day at work or simply a quick tour while the sun is still shining in the late afternoon. With its not too steep climbs, it is suitable for the whole family. You can also take a little more time to take a closer look at the Way of the Cross and Calvary and enjoy a spiritual hike.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
5,4 km
1:35 h
155 hm
155 hm
636 m
Highest point
481 m
Lowest point

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The district capital of Weiz is located in eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 from Vienna (approx. 2 hrs) and from Graz (approx. 30 min).
  • Arrival from Vienna and Graz: On the A2 from Vienna, take motorway exit 161 / Gleisdorf West in the direction of B54 / B64. Follow the B65 / Gleisdorfer Bundesstraße until you reach the B54 / Wechselbundesstraße. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B64 / Rechberg-Bundesstraße. After about 15 km you will reach the district capital Weiz.
  • Arriving from Graz via the main road: take Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai and Wickenburggasse to Jahngasse / B67a. Follow the B72 to Weiz and take the exit towards Weiz -West.

From Weiz, then follow the road in the direction of Thannhausen. There you will find the municipal office Thannhausen on the left side.

Route planner

  • We start our tour at the Thannhausen municipal office. First we follow the road towards the castle wall and then turn right at the first crossroads.
  • There we can already see the first sign of the Thannhausen Way of the Cross. Keep to the right at the road junction and then turn left at the next opportunity to turn onto a gravel path.
  • Pass a large grey house on the left and enter the forest. We follow the cross path until we come to a road. There we keep to the path that goes along the Way of the Cross.
  • Soon we arrive at Calvary. We turn right onto the road and follow it until a forest appears on our right.
  • We go slightly up into the forest on the right and follow the path. Soon we reach a clearing and follow the path. When we reach the next road junction, we keep to the right and walk along the road for a while.
  • Soon we reach a section of forest again and turn sharp right here. We follow this path until we come out next to the Way of the Cross again.
  • We go back down the Way of the Cross and take the same path back to the municipal office.

Take some time and go on a spiritual journey in Thannhausen.

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.

Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office Weiz
Main square 18
8160 Weiz
Tel: +43 3172 2319 660
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Thannhausen (482m)

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Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
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