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Gratkorn circular hike

Jasen – Höchwirt inn – back to Gratkorn
Short circular hike from Gratkorn into the mountain region of Graz on richly diverse hiking paths through ever-changing landscapes with many refreshment points.


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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
10,0 km
3:00 h
260 hm
260 hm
611 m
Highest point
385 m
Lowest point

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Via motorway A9 (exits Gratkorn-Süd or Gratkorn-Nord)

Via the S35 coming from the north, take the exit Peggau–Deutschfeistritz and follow the federal road B 67 to Gratkorn.

Starting out from the church square, follow trail no. 8 (Höllgraben–Jasen–Höchwirt) along Dr.-Karl-Renner-Strasse westbound until you hit the forest road, which you leave at the first right-hand turn-off (Am Bichl). From here, follow trail no. 8 with its richly varied stretches till Ferstlhöhe and turn right (eastwards, hiking paths 6 and 8). Wander through the town of Jasen to the Höchwirt inn. After a refreshment break, return to Gratkorn, keeping to trail no. 8a (Weissegg–St. Stefan/Gratkorn) till the road sign for Gratkorn, follow Raiffeisenweg southwards, turn right (westwards) and arrive back at the starting point (church square).
The tropical exhibition at the Teibinger flower farm in Gratkorn is a must-see.
Hikers can easily arrive without a car by using bus or train services. The frequent S1 trains between Graz and Bruck/Mur make reaching OberGraz easy.

(Gratwein–Gratkorn railway station)

Bus line 110 (Graz–Gratkorn–Gratwein–(Hörgas)–Rein–Enzenbach) takes you directly to church square.

Bus stop: St Stefan church square

By bus line 140 (Semriach–Friesach–Gratkorn–Graz) or line 100 (Graz–Bruck). Bus stop: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Strasse; walking distance to starting and end point: approx. 14 minutes; from there, the bus line 110 takes you directly to the starting point.

You can also arrive or depart by train (Austrian Rail, ÖBB): the station is Gratwein–Gratkorn. You have to reckon with a walking distance of 30 min. to the starting or end point.

More information on train and bus connections: www.verbundlinie.at and www.oebb.at

There are plenty of parking options in the town centre.
Don’t miss the original Styrian tart from the Handl confectionery! Created from typical Styrian ingredients such as pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil, apple preserves and freshly grated apples, stone-pine schnapps and walnuts, it is richly packed with treats for the palate.


What the weather will be like

Gratkorn (392m)

5 km/h
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Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
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Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
16°C 29°C
17°C 28°C
17°C 30°C

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