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Animal times four - from Stainz to Reinischkogel

Four innkeepers, each breeding their own species of animal and refining them into wonderful delicacies. What more could a gourmet's heart desire? You also get your money's worth here in terms of scenery.

The "Tier mal Vier" landlords raise animals that they refine and offer directly on their farms - without long transport routes and stress for everyone involved. Visit the hosts and enjoy the excellent quality of the products on offer. Either with fine meals in their restaurants or also "to take away" from the farm shop.

The Klugbauer specialises in highland beef. The meat is finely marbled and lean. It is also very aromatic and tasty. At Wassermann's there is venison from organically raised game animals. The meat is particularly appealing because of the freely selectable grazing as a very high-quality source of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The Jagawirt breeds its forest pigs for their high meat quality. The meat is lighter than that of wild boar, is finely marbled and also very healthy. The trout bred on the Rauch-Hof are among the most popular edible fish because of their tender and low-fat meat.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
15,3 km
Route
4:15 h
Duration
720 hm
Ascent
30 hm
Descent
1080 m
Highest point
360 m
Lowest point

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Plan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour: www.google.at/maps

From the north: Coming from Lieboch, follow the B 76 to Stainz, take the Stainz exit and turn left. Follow the road until you turn right towards Marhof at the Hubmann department stores'. Follow the road through the forest and Marhof. The car park is directly at the Rauch-Hof.

From the south: Coming from Deutschlandsberg follow the B76 via Rassach, at the roundabout towards Preding leave the B76 at the 1st exit and follow the road for approx. 500m and turn left towards the village of Stainz. Take the second turning on the left and cross the main square. Turn right at the town hall and take the first street on the left. Follow the road through the forest and Marhof. The car park is directly at the Rauch-Hof.

From the east: Coming from Graz, leave the A2 at the Steinberg exit, follow the signs towards Stainz via Gundersdorf and St. Stefan until you reach Stainz, enter the village until you reach the Hubmann department stores'. Turn right there in the direction of Marhof. Follow the road through the forest and Marhof. The car park is located directly at the Rauch-Hof.

From the west: Coming from Klagenfurt, leave the A2 at the Steinberg exit, follow the signs towards Stainz via Gundersdorf and St. Stefan until you reach Stainz, enter the village until you reach Kaufhaus Hubmann. Turn right there in the direction of Marhof. Follow the road through the forest and Marhof. The car park is located directly at the Rauch-Hof.

The "Tier mal Vier" hiking trail in the Styrian Schilcherland region offers a special kind of enjoyment hike. You are on your way for about three and a half hours over a distance of ten kilometres.

You start at the foot of the beautiful Reinischkogel at the first of the four "Tier mal Vier" inns, the Rauchhof, in Stainz. Here you have the opportunity to fortify yourself with culinary delights for your tour. At the beginning you follow the Marhofer Genusswanderweg with the number 11 - along the Stainzbach stream, past old farms and over beautiful orchards. The typical houses of Western Styria with their flower decorations are also popular photo motifs.

After about 20 minutes, follow Mitterweg past the Schriebl organic farm to the next junction. Turn right onto Rieglerweg and walk steeply uphill to the Schriebl winery. A special wine tasting is offered here. It begins with a tour of the vineyard, so that you can experience the creation of the wine right from the blossoming vine. Once at the top of the vineyard, it is time to taste the first varieties of wine.

Afterwards, the trail leads through beautiful vineyards up to the Marhofberg, always in the direction of Sommereben on the Reinischkogel, where a wonderful panoramic view of the Schilcherland is revealed. In autumn, the mist lies mystically below you and in between the forest shimmers colourfully in all the colours of this season.

At the next fork in the path, turn left and walk along path number 59 through a somewhat steeper forest and through wonderfully beautiful vineyards to the Buschenschank Kugler. Once there, cross the road and continue in the direction of Sommereben am Reinischkogel. After about two hours you will reach the next "Tier mal Vier" inn - the Jagawirt. It is especially fun to watch the small and large pigs playing in their spacious enclosure. Rabbits, goats and sheep can also be admired. An experience for young and old. The farm is particularly famous for its wonderfully juicy roast pork.

The route remains enjoyable and along romantic forest paths past the Reinbacher Inn and the Wilddamm enclosure, it takes 30 minutes to reach the third "Tier mal Vier" inn, the Wassermann Inn. Take the opportunity, you rarely get so close to red deer. An unforgettable experience.

From here you walk through a short section of forest, past blackberry bushes, to a beautiful flat path, which you follow until the final ascent. The trail now takes on an increasingly alpine pasture character and leads you up to an altitude of 1,080 metres to the last "Tier-mal-Vier" inn. After a good three hours you have reached your destination - the Klugbauer. The shaggy highland cattle will delight you with their good nature.

Let the day's hike come to an end here in a cosy atmosphere; there are bound to be the first funny animal stories to tell in the group.

Watching red deer: It is a true rarity. It is very rare to see red deer. At Wassermann you have the opportunity to observe these majestic animals.
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Directly at the Rauch-Hof.
Tourism Association Schilcherland Styria

Hauptplatz 40

A-8530 Deutschlandsberg

Tel +43 3462 7520

office@schilcherland.at  

www.schilcherland.at 

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What the weather will be like

St. Stefan ob Stainz (401m)

Morning
18°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
24°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
21°C
0%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
18°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
24°C
0%
5 km/h
Night
21°C
0%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
11.08.2022
13°C 25°C
12.08.2022
14°C 23°C
13.08.2022
13°C 25°C

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