Theme path Knight's Path (Ritterweg) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland Theme path Knight's Path (Ritterweg) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland

Knight's Path (Ritterweg)

In the footsteps of the knights we walk in Grabersdorf and imagine how they just ride across the meadows! Let's collect the letters - riddles!
Starting in the middle of the village at the iron "Knight of Grabersdorf", which was created in 2010 by Fernando Crespo (Bolivian artist), the Knight's Path leads the hiker on a total length of 2050 meters over idyllic paths, meadows and corridors through the beautiful nature of southeastern Styria and at the same time also over a piece of the past. The Middle Ages were a very formative time for the region, because it was the dynasty of the Knights of Grabersdorf (first mentioned in a document in 1308) that "breathed life" into the place.

Additional information
Tourist Office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Gästeinfo Bad Gleichenberg
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Str. 1/top 4
8344 Bad Gleichenberg
Tel: +43 3382 55 100-44

Author’s recommendation
Be sure to take a picture with the Knight of Grabersdorf!

Daniela Neubauer

Safety guidelines
  • stay on the road-watch out for agricultural vehicles
  • Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
  • ambulance: 144
  • European emergency call: 112
  • firefighters: 122
  • police: 133

Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?

The circular path, which is suitable for baby carriages, has neither steep gradients nor obstacles and can also be explored by bicycle, offers the opportunity to stop at a very special resting place: under an old oak tree on the "Reitwiesn", on which - so it may be assumed today - the knights made their way to their ancestral seat (today the Lechenbauer estate) or even held their tournaments. A nice place to take a few minutes to pause and relax, while the view sweeps over the wide fields and you can see the lords of "Chrawarstorf" riding past on their proud horses.

Further on we reach the Gnasbach, where the Ritterweg meets the "Theme Path Animal-Forest-Field", which in turn can be explored as a continuation of the "Höhenweg RAning". The splashing of the gently flowing brook in the background, continues to a small biotope, which invites to observe fish and native insects and to find new inspirations by yourself.

The last part of our hike leads past the sports field, the multipurpose hall and the fire station back to the village center. Here we either treat ourselves to some refreshment at the end or we continue hiking along the Fatimaweg, where our destination would be the Fatima Chapel.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
2,6 km
0:40 h
6 hm
6 hm
269 m
Highest point

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

Der kinderwagentaugliche Rundweg, der weder große Steigungen noch Hindernisse aufweist und demanch auch mit dem Fahrrad erkundet werden kann, bietet Gelegenheit, an einem ganz besonderen Rastplatz Halt zu machen: unter einer alten Eiche auf der "Reitwiesn", auf der - so darf heute vermutet werden - die Ritter ihren Weg zu ihrem Stammsitz (heute Anwesen Lechenbauer) zurücklegten oder sogar ihre Tuniere abhielten. Ein schönes Plätzchen, um sich ein paar Minuten Zeit zu nehmen, zum Innehalten und Entspannen, während der Blick über die weiten Felder schweift und man vor dem inneren Auge die Herren von "Chrawarstorf" auf ihren stolzen Pferden vorbeireiten sieht.

Weiter gelangen wir zum Gnasbach, wo sich der Ritterweg mit dem "Themenweg Tier-Wald-Feld" trifft, der wiederrum als Fortführung des "Höhenwegs RAning" erkundet werden kann. Das Plätschern des sanft fließenden Bachs im Hintergrund, geht weiter zu einem kleinen Biotop, das einlädt, Fische und heimische Insekten zu beobachten und dabei selbst neue Inspirationen zu finden.

Das letzte Stück unserer Wanderung führt am Sportplatz, der Mehrzweckhalle und dem Feuerwehrhaus vorbei zurück in die Dorfmitte. Hier gönnen wir uns zum Abschluss entweder eine Erfrischung oder wir wandern weiter am Fatimaweg, wo unser Ziel die Fatimakapelle wäre.

Unbedingt ein Foto mit dem Ritter von Grabersdorf machen!

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

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free parking available at the starting point

Tourismusverband Thermen- & VulkanlandGästeinfo Bad GleichenbergKaiser-Franz-Josef-Str. 1/top 48344 Bad GleichenbergTel: +43 3382 55


Montag - Freitag von 9-12 und 14-17 Uhr

Informationskarte im Marktgemeindeamt Gnas erhältlich


What the weather will be like

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