Ortsansicht Paldau | © Gemeinde Paldau Ortsansicht Paldau | © Gemeinde Paldau

Paldauer Höhepunkte

The circular route takes you around the small village of Paldau and its highlights.
The easy circular trail begins in the small village of Paldau in southeastern Styria and passes the cemetery through the forest and then leads uphill and downhill along a fish pond to the small church on the Saazerberg, which you reach in an hour. Here you have a beautiful wide view down into the valley to the Saazer ponds and up to the striking Gleichenberger Kogeln. Walking down a steep meadow, you come to the ruins of a Roman settlement and subsequently cross the state road. Continue to the other side of the valley, along the foot of the shady forest, always within sight of the L216 back to the starting point. Signposting is by waymarkers and the yellow painted signs on the trees, which should not be lost sight of. The trail consists mainly of forest & meadow paths, but you also pass some asphalt roads.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
9,4 km
2:35 h
142 hm
142 hm
379 m
Highest point
294 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.

From the church in the direction of Feldbach, we soon reach a snack bar, where we turn left. Past the cemetery, we enter the forest and continue on a fairly level path until we reach a ditch at the edge of the forest, which we cross and then immediately gain some altitude. On the small road it goes a little bit uphill into the idyllically situated district Löblerberg. A turnoff back to the right brings us back into the spacious-looking forest, in which it goes steeply downhill to a hidden pond. In a bend past it, the path goes up again in the forest and through a farmstead onto the road. We now follow the road on the ridge with a wonderful view over the Saaz ponds and the Gleichenberger Kogel. A little further on we leave the slightly sloping road and stay on a forest path on the ridge of the hill. Shortly before the forest clearing, a marked path leads to the left to the Hl. Bründl, where you can refresh yourself with the best spring water. On the Saazkogel itself is the Sebastiani church from the 16th century. This magnificent place was already appreciated by our ancestors, who settled here 6000 years ago. The newly designed viewing platform to the right of the church offers a wonderful view of the Raab Valley and the Feldbach and Paldau church towers. On the right, through the small wood, we immediately reach the meadow over which we come to the excavation. Here you can see the remains of a house of a former Roman settlement, on some boards you can also read more about the early settlement of the Saazkogel. Through a garden and across an access road we come to the country road at the GH Frisch, which we cross to hike straight to the other side of the valley. Here we keep to the right along the edge of the forest, where it goes comfortably a little over the valley floor with its fertile fields back to Paldau. Shortly before entering the village, you can refresh yourself again at the Steinriegelbründl.
Take a break after the climbs and enjoy the view of the beautiful thermal & volcanic country of Styria!



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.


Marktgemeinde Paldau
Paldau 41
8341 Paldau
Tel.: +43 3150 51 10
E-Mail:  gde@paldau.gv.at
Website:  www.paldau.gv.at



What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

5 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
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10 km/h
10 km/h
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
-7°C 0°C
-8°C 3°C
-2°C 4°C

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