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Pichlinger panoramic path

Let your gaze wander around Pichling.

It is not only the view of the Koralpe that makes this tour unforgettable. The beauty of Stainz Castle, which towers over the region, will also remain unforgotten for a long time.

Stainz in the heart of the Schilcherland has a lot to offer its visitors. The Flascherlzug, a small railway with colourful carriages, the beautiful Stainz Castle or the Kalvarienberg with its unique view, here the hiker cannot help but be amazed.

A special highlight of the tour is the show bee stand, where you can learn everything about the beekeeper's craft. Especially for children, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the importance of the bee.

But the panoramic view over the Schilcherland around Stainz remains especially unforgettable. Especially on sunny autumn days, when the colourful vineyards glow in all their colours, you are offered a sight that will remain unforgotten.

The mouth of the Lemsitzbach stream into the Stainzbach stream is also directly on the hiking route. The murmur of the stream and the fresh air at the water's edge give you new energy and every nature lover knows that the Schilcherland has still preserved its original beauty.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
6,0 km
1:45 h
100 hm
100 hm
385 m
Highest point
330 m
Lowest point

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Plan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour:

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, shortly before Stainz, you will find the Schlosstoni Inn on the right-hand side, or otherwise turn off in Stainz at the tower oil filling station. At the crossroads turn left into the centre of the village.

From the west: In Villach take the A2 towards Klagenfurt. Take the Steinberg exit and head towards Stainz/Deutschlandsberg. In St. Stefan ob Stainz follow the L314 to Stainz. At the Spar-Markt Stainz turn right into the centre or continue straight on the B 76 and drive directly to Gasthof Schlosstoni.

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, shortly before Stainz, you will find the Schlosstoni Inn on the right-hand side, or otherwise turn off in Stainz at the tower oil filling station. At the crossroads turn left into the centre of the village.

From the south: A1 from Marburg to Leibnitz. Exit in Leibnitz (Gralla) and continue on the B74 in the direction of Deutschlandsberg, take the second exit at the roundabout in Preding, after approx. 2km turn right onto the L617 in the direction of Stainz. In Stainz you can park in the centre of the village or continue towards Graz, where you will find Gasthof Schlosstoni on the left on the B76.

Where good wine grows, settle down or start your hike there. The village of Stainz is particularly famous in Styria for its Schilcher, which has a particularly intense colour here. Here at the legendary Gasthof Schlosstoni, you start your tour, which is particularly impressive for its magnificent view. The Schlosstoni is known for its good cuisine in the region. You should take advantage of this to indulge in culinary delights with regional products. A salad with kernel oil, the green gold of Styria, is of course a must.

Along the Grazerstraße we start freshly strengthened via the Jakob-Rosolenz-Stiege up to Stainz Castle. The castle with its striking yellow colouring is a landmark of western Styria. Here you should take some time to visit the hunting museum. Numerous agricultural exhibits can also be admired here. At the castle you will also find our tip, the Schenkkeller, which used to serve as a granary.

Then continue down to the Lemsitzbach stream. You will pass a show bee stand. Here you can learn a lot about the art of beekeeping from the numerous display boards. This station is an absolute highlight, especially for children.

Once you have arrived at the Lemsitzbach stream, you should take the opportunity to cool off your legs a little. Wonderfully refreshing. Then cross it over a small footbridge and cross the main road and hike up to the graceful Marienkapelle (Lady's Chapel) along an access path. This former forest chapel offers benches for a rest. Enjoy the wonderful view and let your eyes wander into the distance. Due to storm damage, the chapel is now free of trees.

After snapping a few panoramic photos to enjoy the beauty of the Schilcher region for a long time, turn right after a few steps and come to the village of Pichling. When you reach the main road, you will see the well-kept war memorial on the left.

Via hiking trail 5A you would have the possibility to take a shortcut. From there you have a wonderful view over the village of Stainz and the numerous vineyards that surround it, and in good weather you can see as far as the Koralm.

However, if you want to enjoy the entire loop, the path continues to the left along the pavement past the war memorial to a hilltop where you cross the main road at the traffic lights. Now you hike through the settlement of Kleinpichling and enjoy beautiful views of the Schilcherland in between.

Before the road descends, turn left into the forest and down to a wayside shrine. There is a hiking trail junction here. Turn right and continue towards Stallhof. Here, at a fork in the road, you will see the Calvary Chapel "Maria im Elend" on the right. The Way of the Cross, which you will find here, leads from the Calvary Chapel up 53 more or less weathered stone steps, past four Stations of the Cross through a mixed forest to the crucifixion group. The Calvary is accessible all year round.

But you continue hiking at the foot of the Calvary and come to the confluence of the Lemsitzbach and the Stainzbach. A wonderful place to end the hike quietly by the rippling water. Enjoy the wonderful nature of this unique region once again. Over a footbridge you pass the shooting range of Count Meran. Stainz Castle is still owned by this family today. Now it is only a few minutes to Stainz.

Take a stroll through this enchanting town and indulge in some culinary delights. You can either visit the local restaurants or one of the numerous wine taverns in the area.

Schenkkeller: The Schenkkeller has been used as a depot for the agricultural collection of Stainz Castle since 1975. Agricultural equipment is stored there.
You can find timetables and travel information directly at

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Directly at Gasthof Schlosstoni or at the designated parking spaces near the centre of Stainz.
Tourism Association Schilcherland Styria

Hauptplatz 40

A-8530 Deutschlandsberg

Tel +43 3462 7520  


What the weather will be like

Stainz (339m)

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