hiking at Schöckl mountain | © Graz Region | studio draussen hiking at Schöckl mountain | © Graz Region | studio draussen
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Hiking in the Graz Region

The Graz Region is wonderfully HIKABLE in all directions and above all for EVERYONE - from a leisurely stroll through the city, to romantic alpine tours, to impressive summit climbs!

The landscape in and around Graz thrives on exciting contrasts. Wherever the path leads: Every part of the Graz region exudes its very own charm and is worth a hike. It's hard to believe, but the Graz Region offers marmots, chamois, Lipizzaners and the best views. Hardly any other region offers such a variety of different types of landscapes and attractive nature experiences in the immediate vicinity of an international city of culture, pleasure and the capital of the province.

„You have only been to a place if you went there by foot“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hiking in the Graz mountains

the north

The north is dominated by Graz's local mountain - the Schöckl. It offers hiking and cycling trails, huts and restaurants and a variety of attractions for sports enthusiasts and the whole family - and is also easy to climb by cable car.
Three spring trails invite you to explore the valley and climatic health resort of St. Radegund and 15 circular hiking trails - including the famous Kesselfallklamm gorge - make Semriach a popular hiking paradise.
The Grazer Bergland and the Gleinalm mountain range await with many insider tips and small and large summit conquests - from the Hochalpe in the north of Frohnleiten to the 4,000-metre peaks around Rein Abbey to the gates of the provincial capital Graz. 



Hiking in the Lipizzanerheimat

THE West

To the west of Graz, the Lipizzanerheimat and the Styrian rucksack villages invite you to go on discovery tours. The area is very varied from the Piber stud farm up to the Pack- and Stubalpe, from the romantic reservoirs to the Hebalm, the Reinischkogel and the start of the Schilcher wine route near Ligist.
Several long-distance hiking trails and pilgrimage routes also run through the Graz Adventure Region in the west. The longest is the Austrian North-South Long-Distance Hiking Trail 05, while the Koralm Crystal Trail in the Koralm-Stubalm area leads you on leisurely ascents and descents past witnesses to an exciting geological development and the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" crosses the Graz Region from the idyllically situated Salzstiegl via the Hirschegger Alm to the village of Pack.
For pilgrims, the journey is the reward! Although there are still many stages to Santiago de Compostela, there are some worthwhile ones along the West Styrian Way of St. James.

Walks in the Hügelland and Graz basin


The east attracts visitors with lovely landscapes in the Hügelland and on the Laßnitzhöhe and in the south you can take long walks in the Graz basin along the Murauen or in the Kaiserwald. There are no peaks to conquer here, but you can discover many new things all year round on varied themed trails and nature trails.

Moving through the city


Graz's Schloßberg with its clock tower is not only a landmark of the historic old town, but also a symbol of Graz as a hiking destination with its green hills and many walking and hiking trails. Important points are the Plabutsch, Reinerkogel, Platte, Lustbühel and many more.

Gustmobil | © TV Region Graz | Mias Photoart


For those who want to undertake wonderful hiking tours without a car, the well-developed network of hiking trails and the good public accessibility in the north of Graz is recommended. The S-Bahn as well as the GUSTmobil offer excellent variants to leave the car and to fully enjoy a stop and additionally save altitude meters.

Accessible tours by public transport


Head off - vacation on!
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