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Erzherzog-Johann Run

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This run leads through the beautiful St. Stefan ob Stainz. Part of the route follows in the footsteps of Archduke Johann.
Escape from everyday life. St. Stefan, a hilly village in beautiful Schilcherland lets you explore the village centre at a run. 

Characteristics

Technique
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Result
Scenery

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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
6,6 km
Route
1:00 h
Duration
58 hm
Ascent
58 hm
Descent
403 m
Highest point
346 m
Lowest point

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More information

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

From the north: Motorway Munich - Salzburg - Eben - Schladming - Liezen onto the A9 towards Graz. Exit at Lieboch and follow the B76 towards Deutschlandsberg/Stainz. A9 is subject to toll - Gleinalmtunnel. Alternative: At St. Michael take the S6 towards Bruck and in Bruck take the S35 towards Graz. On the B76 in Schlieb turn right to St. Stefan ob Stainz until the next crossroads, turn left here after approx. 1.5km there is a car park on the left or the main square shortly afterwards.

From the west: In Villach take the A2 towards Klagenfurt. In the village of St. Stefan ob Stainz turn left at the Stiegler Haus crossroads and after 50m you will find a car park on the right-hand side and shortly afterwards the main square on the left.

From the east: A2 Vienna - Aspang - Hartberg - Fürstenfeld - Graz. From Graz continue on the A2 in the direction of Klagenfurt and take the Lieboch exit in the direction of Stainz/Deutschlandsberg/Eibiswald. Follow the B76 to Deutschlandsberg/Stainz. On the B76 in Schlieb turn right to St. Stefan ob Stainz until the next crossroads, turn left here after approx. 1.5km there is a car park on the left and shortly afterwards the main square.

From the south: A1 from Marburg to Leibnitz. Exit in Leibnitz (Gralla) and continue on the B74 towards Deutschlandsberg, take the second exit at the roundabout in Preding, after approx. 2km turn right onto the L617 towards Stainz. In Stainz, drive through the town centre in the direction of Graz, and at the Spar-Markt crossroads turn left into St. Stefan. In the village of St. Stefan in the 30 km zone on the priority road at the church, cross the intersection and after 50 m you will reach a car park on the right side and shortly thereafter the main square of St. Stefan.

Starting at the main square in St. Stefan, the trail goes downhill for the time being. You walk past the beautiful cemetery on your right. Along the route you can hear and see the rushing Lemsitzbach stream. The route continues through the village of Lemsitz. Surrounded by green nature and fields, turn left at the crossroads at the end of Lemsitz.

There you follow the road for about 200 metres and then turn left into the forest. The fresh forest air invigorates your body. After 600 metres, turn right. You have now reached the district of Pichling. The first stretch continues through the forest until you reach a small settlement. Turn around there and take the forest path on your right, which will lead you back to a familiar stretch after 500 metres. From now on, walk along the forest path and keep to the right for the time being. You now follow the nature trail in the direction of Lichtenhof. This road leads you along houses back to the main square of St. Stefan. If you feel like it, you can turn right in front of the St. Stefan fire brigade and take a short detour to RIBES.

Fancy a real treat? Ribes Frucht & Saft is located very close by. The small shop invites you to taste and provides the necessary refreshment after the run.
You can find timetables and travel information directly at

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What the weather will be like

Stainz (339m)

Morning
22°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
31°C
0%
10 km/h
Night
28°C
5%
5 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
Morning
23°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
29°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
25°C
30%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
29.06.2022
19°C 30°C
30.06.2022
17°C 30°C
01.07.2022
17°C 31°C

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