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Hiking trail around Stein (Wanderweg um Stein) / Trail 3

Leisurely circular route around Stein, mostly at high altitude or on a ridge. Scenic diversity meets Buschenschänken with "Wein-Rast-Platzln".    
This circular route leads, as the name says, "around Stein". However, it does not go through the center of Stein but "all around". There is therefore a signpost from the inn in Stein - near the town center to the actual round. There is also a "feeder" from the thermal baths, which you follow back at the end of the loop. Despite these "circumstances", you should definitely have walked this path. One rarely has so many and so beautiful panoramic views as on this route. You are almost always on top of the hills and always enjoy new panoramic views of the diverse hill country in the region. Meadows, pumpkin fields, corn fields alternate with vineyards and mixed forests. In between, scattered fruit and always dear people. This is our region.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
15,5 km
5:00 h
220 hm
220 hm
372 m
Highest point

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From Vienna & Lower Austria
By car: South freeway (A2) to exit Riegersdorf, from here via the S7 in direction Budapest to exit Fürstenfeld, via Fürstenfels bypass to Bad Loipersdorf.

From Graz
By car: on the A2 motorway in the direction of Vienna as far as the Riegersdorf exit, from here via the S7 in the direction of Budapest to the exit Fürstenfeld. From here via Fürstenfeld bypass to Bad Loipersdorf.

From Western Austria and Bavaria
By car: via Salzburg on the Phyrn freeway (A9) and the Süd freeway (A2) or via Carinthia on the Süd freeway (A2) to the Riegersdorf exit, from here via the S7 in the direction of Budapest to the exit Fürstenfeld. From here via Fürstenfeld bypass to Bad Loipersdorf.

From Italy or Slovenia
By car: via Villach on the southern freeway (A2) to the Riegersdorf exit or via Maribor on the Phyrn freeway (A9) and the southern freeway (A2) in the direction of Vienna to the Riegersdorf exit. From here via the S7 in the direction of Budapest to the exit Fürstenfeld. From here via Fürstenfeld bypass to Bad Loipersdorf.

Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.


The Thermenland bus runs daily between Vienna and the Loipersdorf spa resort.

From the thermal spa there is a “feeder” to the actual circular trail. At the thermal baths, turn left towards Hotel Stoiser and then into the forest opposite, always following the signs for “Weg 3”. In the Dornegg area you come to the actual circular trail. Through a section of forest you reach the so-called Rehgraben. At the bottom of the valley, pay attention to the markings (briefly right, then left). At a crossroads you come to the road towards Stein. Turn left again here and after approx. 200 m follow the road to the right. You reach a hill with a beautiful panoramic view via winding roads with little traffic. Here the path continues to the left and after approx. 150 m you turn right into a short wooded area. You then bypass a farmstead and turn left. After approx. 500 m - after the first house on the right - you walk up the field path past vineyards and reach the highest point of the Stein district (375 m) at the elevated water tank. Shortly afterwards you come back to the municipal road, which you follow to the right. Soon after, the signs point left again onto a dirt road. When you reach the road, continue right and follow this flat ridge road for approx. 2 km until you reach a crossroads. Follow the road to the left here. Continue downhill for approx. 1.5 km to the Steiner fish pond.
Here you leave the road again for just under a kilometer and after the pond turn left along the disused quarry. Before the concrete remains of the “stone crusher”, turn right up the wooden steps. Stay right at the edge of the forest and after approx. 50 m turn right again along the dirt road. After a short, steeper climb past vineyards, you come to an asphalt road again and realize: we've been here before. The loop actually ends here and you follow the signs to the right back to the thermal baths the same way you came.
f you started at the sports field in Stein, you have completed about 1/4 of the loop and naturally turn left here and follow the signs and the description from the Dornegg area (see above). The sports field starters have to keep left at the end after the wooden stairs and then come back to the sports field on an asphalt access road.    



The beauty of this trail is that you are very much on ridges on the way and thus always have new and wide views. Here the Styrian hill country shows itself in its most beautiful form.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at  www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website  www.busbahnbim.at

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Parking lot in front of the spa resort Loipersdorf
A hiking map available at:

Tourist Office Bad Loipersdorf
Thermenstraße 152
8282 Bad Loipersdorf
Tel.: +43 3382 55 100-82


What the weather will be like

Unterlamm (277m)

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Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
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Dry and fair in the early morning, then variable with frequent showers.
12°C 23°C
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12°C 20°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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