Breitegger Church in autumn (c) Steininger | © Oststeiermark – Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Weiz Breitegger Church in autumn (c) Steininger | © Oststeiermark – Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Weiz

Breiteggerweg

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The path leads us over the historic Calvary with its beautiful wayside shrines to the Breitegger Church, which gives the round tour its name. The beautiful views of the apple orchards and vineyards as well as in the direction of Weiz in the Graz mountain region up to the Schöckl, the local mountain of Graz, are companions on the round tour in the north of St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

The Breiteggerweg leads to the Breitegg church, which is located on the ridge that leads into the Weiz region. Along wayside shrines with stations of the cross we reach the calvary church in Breitegg. A wooden tower was replaced here in the 18th century by a wooden prayer house. Today's church "Zum Gegeißelten Heiland" was built on this site from 1845 to 1850.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
7,7 km
Route
2:30 h
Duration
146 hm
Ascent
146 hm
Descent
527 m
Highest point
379 m
Lowest point

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The market town of St.Ruprecht is located in Eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 motorway from Vienna (approx. 2 hours) and Graz (approx. 30 minutes).                                   

Arrival from Vienna and from Graz: On the A2 from Vienna and from Graz, take motorway exit 161 / Gleisdorf West in the direction of B54/B64. Follow the B65 / Gleisdorf federal road until you reach the B54 / Wechselbundesstraße. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B64 / Rechberg-Bundesstraße. After about 6 km turn left to St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

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  • From the main square in St. Ruprecht an der Raab, the central starting point of the hike, the first part of the trail leads us past the parish church in a northerly direction to the Spitalkreuz, a prominent road junction, where we continue straight ahead.
  • A few metres after the hospital cross, we turn half-left onto Breitegger Straße, which we now follow. The beautiful wayside shrines and enchanting views of the surroundings of St. Ruprecht an der Raab, characterised by dense forests alternating with vineyards and apple orchards as well as fields, are companions on this climb to Breitegg.
  • At the end of the ascent, we can already see the striking towers of the Breitegg church from afar, which is also popular for weddings. Arriving at the ridge near the church, we can well understand this, for it is truly an enchanting spot that awaits us here.
  • An excellent tip for a stop is the Gansrieglhof, which can be reached by following the road for a little more than 1 km. The Buschenschank is one of the best Buschenschanks in Styria and has been a member of the "Excellent Buschenschanks Styria" for many years.
  • Immediately after the Breitegg church, we turn left and walk downhill past beautiful family homes and apple and wine farms.
  • After about 1.5 km we turn left again and soon cross another village street.
  • Here we cross a small stream bridge through a small forest to a road that leads us back to St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

Marking:

Our hiking trails are marked red-white-red, as is common in the Alpine region, and at the crossing points you will find yellow boards with black lettering and time information. At the Breiteggerweg please follow the signs "Breiteggerweg".

At the main square - the general hiking starting point in St. Ruprecht an der Raab - a stand with many yellow signs marks the direction.

Our cycling and hiking map "A Region on the Move" is available at the municipal office, at the Raiffeisenbank St. Ruprecht an der Raab and at all catering and accommodation establishments.

  • Visit the Peace Grotto, directly at St. Ruprecht's main square under the church steps. Detour to the baroque church of St. Ruprecht an der Raab.
  • You can find refreshment in the numerous restaurants in St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

St. Ruprecht is easily accessible by train and has its own station. To Graz main station - direction Gleisdorf - change - S-BAHN to Weiz. You can reach the centre on foot in 10 min: walk straight ahead through the avenue (Bahnhofstraße) to the crossroads. Turn right there and follow the main road towards the main square.

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

There are several parking spaces available on the main square in St. Ruprecht. Alternatively, about 150 m away, past the Hotel Locker & Legere and the Marktheurigen Strobl, there are numerous parking spaces at the large park in the middle of St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Lower Main Street 181
8181 St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Tel. +43 664 2353414
ruprecht@oststeiermark.com
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