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On the Benedikt-Route through Styria

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The section of the Benedikt's Route through Styria takes us from monastery to monastery - from Admont via Seckau to Carinthia. Scenic highlights are the national park Gesäuse and the crossing of the Niedere Tauern. Nature and culture alternate and small towns are also on the plan to complement the lush nature experiences.

Pilgrimage - a journey into myself. For some, it is the ancient idea of religion. Giving thanks for regained health, asking for recovery, doing penance, taking a vow... For others, however, pilgrimage is simply a great longing for tranquillity and inner peace.

The Benedikt Path was created on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the repopulation of the monastery of St. Paul in Lavanttal in 2009 and is named after the founder of the order, Benedikt of Nursia. The path leads from Spital am Pyhrn via Admont, Seckau, Maria Buch, Wolfsberg, St.Paul and Slovenj Gradec to Gornij Grad in Slovenia.

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
126,9 km
Route
37:30 h
Duration
3268 hm
Ascent
3172 hm
Descent
1863 m
Highest point
620 m
Lowest point

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The first day takes us through the beautiful landscape of the Pyhrgas to the Gesäuse, Austria's youngest national park. Admont, with its world-famous monastery and the worthwhile monastery library, is our first stopover. Via the Kaiserau, we first reach Trieben and continue via the Kettentörl and the Ingeringsee to Seckau.

From Seckau, we continue over the Tremmelberg to Knittelfeld and on to Maria Buch-Feistritz, with its beautiful pilgrimage church in the middle of the Mur valley. From the Styrian Murtal, we change to the Carinthian Lavanttal. Through beautiful forest paths we reach the small village of Obdach and continue over the Obdacher Sattel into the Lavanttal.

Das Benediktinerstift Admont, das älteste bestehende Kloster in der Steiermark, beherbergt ein einmaliges Juwel, die weltgrößte Klosterbibliothek, die seit Jahrhunderten Generationen an Besuchern in ihrem Bann zieht. 2003 etablierte sich das Stift zudem in der Museumslandschaft indem es eines der größten und kontrastreichsten Privatmuseen Österreichs eröffnete. Unter einem Dach vereint finden sich nun Kunst vom Mittelalter bis hin zu einem Naturhistorischen Museum und nichts desto trotz eines Gegenwartskunstbereichs.

Accessible by train and bus.

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

With Verbundlinie’s BusBahnBim route planner app, planning your journey has never been easier: simply enter towns and/or addresses, stop names or points of interest to check all bus, train and tram connections in Austria. The app is available free of charge for smartphones – on Google Play and in the App Store

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Steiermark Tourismus

Tel. +43 316 4003

info@steiermark.com

www.steiermark.com/en

If you would like to hire a  tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:

Tel. +43 316 4003 450, 

www.steiermark-touristik.com

The Steiermark Touren app, available free of charge on Google Play and the App Store  (Android, iOS), offers detailed first-hand information: brief facts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent/elevation gain, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, peak finder, navigation along the tour. You can also create your own personal lists of favourite tours and sites, store tours and destinations offline, use social media channels, and much more.

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What the weather will be like

Obdach (868m)

Morning
17°C
10%
5 km/h
Noon
25°C
30%
10 km/h
Night
22°C
35%
5 km/h
Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
Morning
18°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
26°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
19°C
50%
5 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
02.07.2022
11°C 25°C
03.07.2022
13°C 28°C
04.07.2022
14°C 28°C

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