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Up the Rannach and down into the Dultgraben

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The great wide world at your doorstep: an alpine garden, a mountain cemetery, a lovely tavern and lots more.
A short hike to the Rannach Alpine Garden

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Result
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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
11,6 km
Route
3:30 h
Duration
300 hm
Ascent
300 hm
Descent
660 m
Highest point
370 m
Lowest point

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Via the A9 motorway (exit Gratkorn-Süd or Gratkorn-Nord).

Coming from the north on the S35, take the exit Peggau–Deutschfeistritz and continue on the B 67 to Gratkorn.

Starting at the Park & Ride parking area in Gratkorn (between the BP petrol station and the Peterhof inn), go west towards the town centre. At the intersection, go right into Dultstrasse in the direction of Dultgraben. Hike along trail no. 5 into the Hahngraben, then bear right and continue on trail no. 6 to the Rannach Alpine Garden, where food and drink is served. Trail no. 1 will lead you back to the Dultgraben, past the convent and under the motorway bridge. If you’re (still) hungry, the Brunnhansl tavern is a good place for hearty home-made snacks. To get to this tavern, take the first turning right after the motorway bridge and then the third turning left.
The Rannach Alpine Garden has a wonderful variety of flora and fauna to be seen until well into the autumn.
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)

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

To get to the starting point, take the no. 110 or no. 140 bus line.

Park & Ride parking area in Gratkorn (between the BP petrol station und the Peterhof inn).
Everyone around here knows the Ribislbar, whether from hearsay or from having spent time there. For older people, it’s a part of their glorified youth, for the young, a gastronomic and philosophical mecca. Opposite the convent in the Dultgraben you can see a mountain cemetery with uniform crosses. The sisters of the “Maria Rast” convent in Dult have been buried here since the 19th century.

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What the weather will be like

Gratkorn (392m)

Morning
17°C
35%
5 km/h
Noon
23°C
35%
5 km/h
Night
21°C
20%
5 km/h
Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
Morning
18°C
10%
5 km/h
Noon
25°C
20%
5 km/h
Night
22°C
35%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
15.08.2022
16°C 29°C
16.08.2022
17°C 28°C
17.08.2022
17°C 30°C

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