From the north: Motorway Munich - Salzburg - Eben - Schladming - Liezen onto the A9 towards Graz. Exit at Lieboch and follow the B76 towards Deutschlandsberg/Stainz. A9 is subject to toll - Gleinalmtunnel. Alternative: At St. Michael take the S6 towards Bruck and in Bruck take the S35 towards Graz. On the B76 in Schlieb turn right to St. Stefan ob Stainz until the next crossroads, here turn left. Continue towards Stainz and after the village of St. Stefan ob Stainz take the first right and follow the road towards Langegg.
From the west: In Villach, take the A2 towards Klagenfurt. Take the Steinberg exit and drive in the direction of Stainz. After St. Stefan ob Stainz, take the first right and follow the road in the direction of Langegg.
From the east: A2 Vienna - Aspang - Hartberg - Fürstenfeld - Graz. From Graz continue on the A2 in the direction of Klagenfurt and take the Lieboch exit in the direction of Stainz/Deutschlandsberg/Eibiswald. Follow the B76 to Deutschlandsberg/Stainz. On the B76 in Schlieb turn right to St. Stefan ob Stainz until the next crossroads, here turn left. Continue in the direction of Stainz and after the village of St. Stefan ob Stainz take the first right and follow the road towards Langegg.
From the south: A1 from Marburg to Leibnitz. Exit in Leibnitz (Gralla) and continue on the B74 towards Deutschlandsberg, take the second exit at the roundabout in Preding, after approx. 2km turn right onto the L617 towards Stainz. In Stainz, drive through the town centre in the direction of Graz, at the Spar-Markt crossroads turn left into St. Stefan. Just before St. Stefan turn left and follow the road towards Langegg.
Afterwards, however, hike in a northerly direction. Soon you can let your gaze wander into the distance and even catch sight of Graz's local mountain, the Schöckl. Through a vineyard, whose leaves shimmer in all colours from yellow to red in autumn, you reach a small road. Turn right there and you will pass the next stop, the Friedrich Winery. A cosy glass of wine or a schnapps - this is a good way to live here in the Schilcherheimat.
A little to the east below the winery, next to the municipal road, is the Weber family winery. Here, a fluffy Germmehlspeise would be a good way to round things off.
Follow the hiking signs to the Laubengang and then continue downhill through the Langegg vineyard, where some of the best wines in the region grow. Again, be sure to take some time to stop and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Why not take a souvenir photo of your hiking party and the unique area. This will always make them think of this wonderful day of hiking.
Then continue west until you come to a small stream. Get out of your hiking boots and refresh yourself a little in the cool water. Then cross the rivulet and turn right uphill at the fifth vine row. At the top, follow the path to the left until you reach the forest. Here in the shade you can find some cooling on hot days and the children can enjoy many a forest adventure.
Follow the cart path until you come to a crossroads, where the path leads you left to St. Stefan ob Stainz. But that would be the longer loop. Therefore, continue straight ahead for 100 metres and turn right at the fork in the path, where you will reach the Buschenschank Schober vulgo Weingartenschloegl after 200 metres. Before you hike back to Langegg, you should not miss this opportunity. Let the hike come to an end here. The innkeeper will be happy to explain everything you need to know about Schilcher and viticulture in the region. Do not hesitate to ask.
If the round was too short for you and you would like to explore more of this wonderful region, you can add the middle round of the "GenussSchilchern Dort". You will then pass either Greisdorf or the Klug wine and chestnut farm. Here you would have the chance to taste freshly roasted chestnuts with sweet Schilchersturm in autumn. A real treat.
Back to the starting point of the hike, it's a few hundred metres of somewhat steep uphill, where you then reach the car park in Langegg again. A wonderful hiking day with many unforgettable impressions comes to an end. Fortunately, there are many more hiking trails to explore in the region.
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