Aussicht vom Stermetzberg Richtung Weingut Gross | © Südsteiermark Aussicht vom Stermetzberg Richtung Weingut Gross | © Südsteiermark

Ratsch-Ottenberg Weinwanderweg (Wine Trail)

The Ratsch-Ottenberg Wine Trail really has earned its name – it is considered one of the most beautiful vineyard hiking trails on the South Styrian Wine Road!
The hiking trail can be tackled in a number of variants (all of which can be seen on our hiking & walking maps). One variant is also suitable for taking your buggy!

Glorious views and numerous places to stop for a bite to eat make hiking on the Ratsch-Ottenberg Wine Trail a real treat. It only takes a few minutes from the parking facilities before you come to some wonderful viewing points, and step right onto the South Styrian Wine Road.



Best season

The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
12,6 km
4:00 h
350 hm
350 hm
499 m
Highest point
286 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

More detailed information about getting to the South Styrian Wine Road can be found on our website:
The route runs along surfaced roads, forest and meadow trails, and through vineyards.

Starting from the Ratscher Landhaus hotel, hike north or towards the Buschenschank Pilch guesthouse. Passing the Weingut Schwarzl wine estate, follow the road towards the town of Unterranzried. From here, a meadow trail runs up to Wielitsch, to the Grabschneider/Wieltischkapelle chapel. Hike over the ridge, following the road to the Ledinegg orchard, where a forest trail runs down to the Mori car park (Bochhansl restaurant). Then it's onwards through the cool leafy forest up to the Lindenburg winery (run by the Stelzl family). The trails continues between vineyards and forests to the Weingut Wolfgang Maitz wine estate i.e. the Maitz Urbanikeller. Continue along a short stretch of road passing the Weingut Buschenschank Kögl tavern/winery, before heading up and down through the vineyards towards the Buschenschank Zweytick Robert and Susi tavern. From here, hike along the South Styrian Wine Road (on the pavement running parallel) to the "Styria Bench" at the Weingut Bullmann wine estate. Via a cul-sac-road, head towards Rebenhof. This final ascent is rewarded with a wonderful view, before you head back to the starting point.


(Route description for the longer variant, on this GPS Track – Details about the variants are available on maps from the tourism association!)

Enjoy the vistas at the Styria Bench, on the Nussberg mountain, on the Hochstermetzberg, the Witscheiner Herrenberg and from the Stermetzberg.
ÖBB or Verbundlinie Steiermark


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:

  • Hotel Ratscher Landhaus
  • Mori (Bochhansl)
  • Wine tavern Kästenburg
Tourist office "Die Südsteirische Weinstraße" in Leutschach, +43 3454 7070,


What the weather will be like

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