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Genuss-Schilchern DORT (short round Langegg)

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The Reinischkogel region captivates with its dreamlike hiking trails and fantastic culinary delights. The magnificent distant views and the rustic natural landscape make this tour an experience.
Where the wine grows there, settle down! The people here, in the region around the Reinischkogel, are particularly known for their hospitality and cosiness. Perhaps this is because they are at home in one of the most beautiful areas of Styria.The Reinischkogel, is not only the home of the Blaue Wildbacher grape from which the hearty Schilcher is pressed, of the provincial father "Archduke Johann" and the miracle doctor "Höllerhansl", but also of dreamlike hiking trails through the region's beautiful natural landscape and culinary specialities.In the midst of the Schilcher vineyards, which are cultivated with great dedication and shine in all colours in the autumn sun, and along a romantic stream, you can hike in a relaxed manner through a region that is unparalleled in terms of natural beauty.Especially the cuisine, which focuses on regional delicacies, make a trip to the Reinischkogel what it is - pure relaxation for body and soul.

Characteristics

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
2,7 km
Route
1:45 h
Duration
210 hm
Ascent
210 hm
Descent
606 m
Highest point
478 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, here turn left. Continue towards Stainz and after the village of St. Stefan ob Stainz take the first right and follow the road towards Langegg.

From the west: In Villach, take the A2 towards Klagenfurt. Take the Steinberg exit and drive in the direction of Stainz. After St. Stefan ob Stainz, take the first right and follow the road in the direction of Langegg.

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, here turn left. Continue in the direction of Stainz and after the village of St. Stefan ob Stainz take the first right and follow the road towards Langegg.

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, at the Spar-Markt crossroads turn left into St. Stefan. Just before St. Stefan turn left and follow the road towards Langegg.

The car park in Langegg on the Schilcherstraße offers the best starting point for this wonderful hike through the home of the Schilcher. This unique rosé wine, for which the region is famous, is made from the Roter Wildbacher grape and ideally complements the regional delicacies offered in numerous Buschenschänken and inns. Two well-known wineries are also located there: The Buschenschank Lazarus winery and the Buschenschank and winery Langmann vulgo Lex. Both have already received several awards for their wines. Enter to recharge your batteries for the upcoming hike and enjoy a hearty snack.

Afterwards, however, hike in a northerly direction. Soon you can let your gaze wander into the distance and even catch sight of Graz's local mountain, the Schöckl. Through a vineyard, whose leaves shimmer in all colours from yellow to red in autumn, you reach a small road. Turn right there and you will pass the next stop, the Friedrich Winery. A cosy glass of wine or a schnapps - this is a good way to live here in the Schilcherheimat.

A little to the east below the winery, next to the municipal road, is the Weber family winery. Here, a fluffy Germmehlspeise would be a good way to round things off.

Follow the hiking signs to the Laubengang and then continue downhill through the Langegg vineyard, where some of the best wines in the region grow. Again, be sure to take some time to stop and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Why not take a souvenir photo of your hiking party and the unique area. This will always make them think of this wonderful day of hiking.

Then continue west until you come to a small stream. Get out of your hiking boots and refresh yourself a little in the cool water. Then cross the rivulet and turn right uphill at the fifth vine row. At the top, follow the path to the left until you reach the forest. Here in the shade you can find some cooling on hot days and the children can enjoy many a forest adventure.

Follow the cart path until you come to a crossroads, where the path leads you left to St. Stefan ob Stainz. But that would be the longer loop. Therefore, continue straight ahead for 100 metres and turn right at the fork in the path, where you will reach the Buschenschank Schober vulgo Weingartenschloegl after 200 metres. Before you hike back to Langegg, you should not miss this opportunity. Let the hike come to an end here. The innkeeper will be happy to explain everything you need to know about Schilcher and viticulture in the region. Do not hesitate to ask.

If the round was too short for you and you would like to explore more of this wonderful region, you can add the middle round of the "GenussSchilchern Dort". You will then pass either Greisdorf or the Klug wine and chestnut farm. Here you would have the chance to taste freshly roasted chestnuts with sweet Schilchersturm in autumn. A real treat.

Back to the starting point of the hike, it's a few hundred metres of somewhat steep uphill, where you then reach the car park in Langegg again. A wonderful hiking day with many unforgettable impressions comes to an end. Fortunately, there are many more hiking trails to explore in the region.

View of the Schöckl: This hike impresses with its magnificent distant view. In good weather you can even see Graz's local mountain, the Schöckl.
Public transport connections to St. Stefan ob Stainz.

You can find timetables and travel information directly at

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information is easier than ever: all connections by bus, train and tram in Austria can be retrieved by entering places and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

There are several parking possibilities: In Greisdorf in front of the municipal office, at the car park in Langegg on Schilcherstraße or at one of the businesses. 
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
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Noon
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Early clouds will gradually clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
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Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
08.12.2021
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09.12.2021
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10.12.2021
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