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Fun(ny) walk at the Lustbühel

With sheep, goats, raspberry bushes and astrophysics. The area around Schloss Lustbühel is paradise for children of all ages.
On the spacious grazing areas around the castle you can meet sheep, goats, cows, horses, rabbits and also a beautiful playground in the green. For adults, a leisurely stop at the "Genussplatzl Schloss Lustbühel", as well as a detour to the observatory is a must.


In the midst of this nature, you also have the impression that you are in England and not on the outskirts of Graz.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
1,4 km
0:25 h
34 hm
19 hm
489 m
Highest point
453 m
Lowest point

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It is recommended to arrive by public transport!

Arrival by car: Via the A2 or A9 freeway you can get directly to the provincial capital Graz.

You start this tour from the Graz Region Tourist Information and take tram line 3 from Hauptplatz towards Krenngasse. At the end of the line, take bus route 60 towards Lustbühel. Start the leisurely walk directly after the Schloss Lustbühel stop up to the left, pass “Buschenschank Genussplatz – Schloss Lustbühel”. After just a few steps, you reach the forecourt of the former castle. A manor house used to stand on this site before the castle was built in the fi rst half of the 17th century and elevated to a seat for nobility. When? We don’t exactly know today. After several reconstructions, the castle was given a new look through historicist building elements. Today it is used as a kindergarten and day care centre. To the left of the castle are pastures with friendly sheep and goats. Follow the footpath and you will soon reach a large, shady children’s playground. Head past fruit trees, blackberry and raspberry bushes until you reach the “Lustbühel Observatory”. Benches along the way invite you to while away the time and enjoy a picnic. The “Lustbühel Observatory” was completed in 1976 and houses the “Observational Astrophysics” group’s 50 cm Cassegrain telescope (f/9). The observatory off ers students from Graz University of Technology the chance to work in an environment that is based on the infrastructure of much larger professional observatories. After the observatory, the small path branches off to the right towards the forest. After a few steps, you have the opportunity to take a small detour into the forest on the right again. Here you will fi nd a wooden Indian wigwam, another inviting opportunity for children to play. From there you have a beautiful view of the pastures and “Schloss Lustbühel”. If you continue to follow the path, you will get exactly back to the starting point and can then take the bus towards the city centre. 
Lustbühel Castle, Lustbühel Observatory
Getting there: Tram line 3 from Hauptplatz; bus route 60 from Krenngasse

Getting back: Bus route 60 to Krenngasse, tram line 3 to Hauptplatz

Essen & Trinken

Sehen & Erleben

  • Schloss Lustbühel
  • Observatorium Lustbühel


What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

5 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
Morning clouds will clear gradually. Then frequent sunny periods.
0 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
Partly sunny in the morning, gradually becoming cloudy in the afternoon.
5°C 18°C
2°C 10°C
1°C 10°C

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