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St. Nikolai circular hiking trail no. 5

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A varied day tour with wonderful viewpoints and numerous places to stop for refreshments.
The local municipality was established as an autonomous body in 1850. After the annexation of Austria in 1938, the municipality became part of the Reichsgau Steiermark, and from 1945 to 1955 it was part of the English occupation zone in Austria. Anyone who has ever been to St. Nikolai i. S. is struck by the unique landscape. From the Flamberg, a lovely valley with gentle, picturesque hills opens up to the astonished visitor. The Celts began cultivating land and wine here thousands of years ago. Many burial mounds from this and later times bear witness to this unique history. It was the magic of this spot of earth that moved many nomadic peoples to settle here over the course of time.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
23,6 km
Route
6:50 h
Time
582 hm
Uphill
582 hm
Downhill
514 m
Highest point

Map & downloads

More information

Coming from the south, north, east and west on the A9 Phyrnautobahn - exit Leibnitz - continue in the direction of Kaindorf/S. - Muggenau - St. Nikolai i. S.
From the municipal office in St. Nikolai im Sausal, walk in the direction of Nikolaiberg to the Waldschach Chapel, from where you have a wonderful view of the West Styrian mountain landscape. Head down the valley to Waldschach Castle and the Waldschach Lakes. Along the lake you reach the village of Lamperstätten. Past the chapel and after about 100 m on the country road, the trail branches off to the left. Through the Laßnitztal valley to Grötsch, past the chapel, head uphill to the Spiegelkogel to the Hakamp vineyard hotel. Along the Flamberger ridge the trail leads to Gasthof Haiden and on the right to Flamhof Castle, continue on forest paths to Unterjahring and after crossing the country road, the trail leads uphill after the sewage treatment plant to Buschenschank Strauß in Petzles. From here you pass the Buschenschenk Riedl and then continue to the Hubertus Chapel. At the chapel, turn left into the Wellinggraben. Then turn right again slightly uphill to the Buschenschank Pichler-Schober. Continue past vineyards to the Höfer wine tavern and uphill to the Steiri wine tavern. From here the trail leads downhill through beautiful mixed forests via Greith back to the starting point of the hike.
The "Distillery Aeijst" is worth a visit!
By train to Kaindorf/ Sulm. www.oebb.at or www.busbahnbim.at Continue by taxi T: 0043 (0)664 886 57 826
Parking spaces are available at the starting point.
Tourist Office SüdsteiermarkHauptplatz 40A-8530 Deuschlandsberg

Office Kitzeck Tel.: +43 (0)3456 3500Office Leibnitz Tel.: +43 (0)3452 76811office@suedsteiermark.infowww.suedsteiermark.info 

Hiking map available at the information office or download here.

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What the weather will be like

St. Nikolai im Sausal (335m)

Morning
very sunny
21°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
very sunny
28°C
50%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
23°C
55%
5 km/h
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
Morning
sunny
21°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
sunny
27°C
20%
5 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
22°C
40%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
24.07.2024
sunny
16°C 26°C
25.07.2024
very sunny
14°C 25°C
26.07.2024
very sunny
13°C 26°C

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