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Keltischer Lebensbaumweg Pertlstein

Walk in the footsteps of the Celts and gain insight into the different characters of the trees.
Trees have fascinated man since time immemorial. The Celts were a very nature-loving people. They lived with nature without exploiting it and tried to learn from it. They recognized different characters in the trees. So they also divided the different seasons into tree seasons. Whole days were assigned to a certain tree. People who are now born under the sign of this tree resemble their birth tree in character. Trees live. They are - like all of us - creatures of nature. The Celtic division of time does not measure with weeks and months, but with those 40 periods of different length, which correspond to the life and growth cycles of the trees within a year. Along the way, the 21 trees of the Celtic Tree Horoscope are introduced and their special meaning explained. According to the Celtic division of time, 21 trees are assigned to the 365 days of our calendar. Some trees are valid for a longer period of time.




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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
5,7 km
1:30 h
101 hm
101 hm
373 m
Highest point
272 m
Lowest point

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You can arrive by public transport. It is also possible to arrive by car via the A2 Südautobahn. Freeway exit: Gleisdorf-West

Detailed information on how to get here can be found here.

The Celtic Tree of Life Trail with 21 stations leads from the village center of Pertlstein or from the Raabtalhalle via corridors into the castle forest. The trail then climbs uphill past a vineyard to the ridge. In a scenic location and along orchards you walk towards Bertholdstein Castle. In front of the entrance stands a mighty copper beech, a true natural monument. The circular route now leads parallel to a forest path downhill, past Gasthof Zach and Buschenschank Krois to the starting point in Pertlstein, where you can taste wonderful beers nearby at the Walhalla Genusskulisse.
Discover your own tree of life and maybe even that of your loved one during a leisurely tour!

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at  www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website  www.busbahnbim.at


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Parking is available.
Tourismusverband Fehring
Grazerstraße 1
8350 Fehring
Tel.: +43 3155 23 03
Mobil: +43 664 383 71 24



What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

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Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
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Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
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