Coming from Stainz: Engelweingartenstraße - Salleggerstraße - Reinischwirt (approx. 21km).
Coming from Deutschlandsberg: Hebalmlandesstraße and at the beginning of Kloster - St. Oswald turn right to Reinischwirt (approx. 22.5km).
Coming from Carinthia: Hebalmlandestraße, at the end of Kloster - St. Oswald turn left to Reinischwirt.
The soft ground under your hiking boots lets you stroll along comfortably. From here on you should also keep your eyes open for the first mushrooms. Don't hesitate to leave the path now and then and look for porcini mushrooms under young conifers or on areas overgrown with moss. Please only take mushrooms that you know. For less experienced pickers, it is a good idea to carry a mushroom book with you.
The path you stroll along is marked with the number 569 and a sign to the Absetzwirt. After about one kilometre on the new forest road, follow the markings to the right.
You will now reach the Schratlofen natural monument. Take your time here for a rest and don't forget to capture this motif with your camera. This is a rock tower named after the Schraten, which is what forest spirits were called in former times.
Now follow the signs always in the direction of Absetzwirt, which is unfortunately currently closed, until you reach the junction of several hiking trails.
At this junction you have to turn sharply left and always follow the trail with the number 14/23 until you reach the Reinischkogelweg after about three kilometres. Now turn left downhill and take the path with the number 23 back to the Reinischwirt.
Hopefully you now have a rucksack full of porcini mushrooms on your back, if not, you can also taste them already deliciously prepared at the Reinischwirt. Your photo of the Schratlofen will remind you of this wonderful hike for a long time to come.