Hiking route Zetzweg on "The Hand“, Thannhausen - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus Hiking route Zetzweg on "The Hand“, Thannhausen - Touren-Impression #1 | © Oststeiermark Tourismus

Zetzweg on "The Hand“, Thannhausen

The hike starts at the "Die Hand" parking lot/junction and leads to the Hoher Zetz.
In former times, a wooden hand stood as a signpost at the junction from Poniglerstraße to Gschnaidt/Anger - in the vernacular, this place is therefore called "The Hand".

From the Schlosstaverne in Thannhausen, the trail is marked consecutively with no. 11.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
8,8 km
Route
4:00 h
Time
680 hm
Uphill
680 hm
Downhill
1260 m
Highest point

Map & downloads

More information

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.

Route planner

  • The tour starts at the "die Hand" parking lot on Poniglstraße, then we follow the marked path through the forest until we reach a farm.
  • We walk through the farm, then cross the road and continue on the marked path through the forest.
  • We reach a road again and follow it past a farm until we reach the forest again after a short steep meadow section.
  • Along the forest path, we pass a self-catering hut at a bend in a forest road.
  • We continue uphill along the forest road and soon reach the entrance to the marked forest path on the left-hand side of the road.
  • After a short time, this leads us back to a forest road, which we follow until we reach a bend with a cross. After this cross, we then follow a steep forest path up to the left. At a crossroads in the forest, we keep right until we reach the summit cross.
  • Another option for the ascent would be to cross the forest road and continue along the marked forest path to the summit cross.
  • The descent is on a steep forest path (marked) down to the Wittgruberhof. From there, we follow the marked forest path uphill again, which leads us to the crossroads we passed on the way up.
  • From there, we take the same path back down to the "die Hand" parking lot
Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

Available directly from the starting point at the main square - blue zone.

Eastern Styria Tourist Board 

Office Weiz Main square 18 8160 Weiz Tel: +43 3172 2319 660www.oststeiermark.com

weiz@oststeiermark.comCurrent weather

Find out about maps, hiking brochures and other tour tips at the tourist office.

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

Eastern Styria Tourist OfficeWeiz officeMain square 18

8160 Weiz

Phone: +43 3172 2319660

www.oststeiermark.com

weiz@oststeiermark.com

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What the weather will be like

Anger (471m)

Morning
very sunny
20°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
sunny
27°C
25%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
25°C
45%
5 km/h
Sunny in the morning, but increasingly cloudy during the day. Showers will be possible towards evening.
Morning
sunny
21°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
30°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
27°C
5%
5 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
16.07.2024
very sunny
18°C 32°C
17.07.2024
sunny
18°C 30°C
18.07.2024
sunny
18°C 31°C
Kindererlebnis-Bauernhof Perhofer, Silvia | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

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