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Heiligengeistklamm (gorge walk)

The Heiligengeistklamm (Holy Ghost Gorge) in Leutschach a.d.W. (South Styria, Austria) runs from the Spitzmühle in Schloßberg to Sv. Duh na Ostrem Vrhu in Slovenia.
Starting from the Spitzmühle (mill) in Schlossberg/Leutschach an der Weinstraße, the Heiligengeistklamm gorge runs to the settlement and church of Sveti Duh na ostrem vrhu (translated into English as "Holy Ghost on the Osterberg") in Selnica ob Dravi, Slovenia. The access point to the gorge is very close to the Spitzmühle, and it is also the lowest point of the hike at 390 m. In total, you will surmount a good 500 m on your way to the church of Sv. Duh.After a beautiful climb through the gorge, you can look forward to numerous culinary establishments near the border i.e. in Sv. Duh; these also offer hot dishes.

Several wine taverns also prove tempting places for rest and refreshment on the return to your starting point.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
8,6 km
3:30 h
480 hm
480 hm
883 m
Highest point
401 m
Lowest point

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More information

More detailed information on getting to the South Styrian Wine Road can be found on our website www.suedsteirischweinstrasse.at or from our online route planner: www.at.map24.com
Gorge trail, forest and meadow trails, short sections of road.

The Kleeblattwanderweg No. 1 variant through the Heiligengeistklamm starts at the Spitzmühle (mill) in Leutschach. From here, follow the trail that runs beside and across the stream. Hike through the gorge passing many beautiful waterfalls and numerous special botanical features along the way. Once you've made it to the top, continue across an alpine meadow to the Hof Waucher, and from there follow the road to the border crossing. The trail now continues in Slovenia, towards the church of Sv. Duh. From Sv. Duh, hike along the panoramic border trail on short sections of road and then through the forest to the Buschenschank Postl wine tavern (commonly known as Dobay). Passing via the OberGuess mill and the Buschenschank Grill wine tavern (commonly known as Weisch), you will then continue through the vineyards to the Albrecher (Oberer Muhri) and from there back to where you started.

Explore the mills of Schlossberg: the ruins of former mills can be discovered along the hike.
ÖBB www.oebb.at or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at. The "Weinmobil" taxi system takes you anywhere in the South Styrian Wine Road area, from and to any destination you may wish (whether a restaurant, wine tavern or lodging). - Info: www.weinmobil.at
Parking at Spitzmühle (P4)
Tourist office "Die Südsteirische Weinstraße",  www.suedsteirischeweinstrasse.at