Hiking route Life force trail (Lebenskraftweg) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Marktgemeinde Straden/Marlene Eibel Hiking route Life force trail (Lebenskraftweg) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Marktgemeinde Straden/Marlene Eibel

Life force trail (Lebenskraftweg)

Beautiful panoramic trail around Straden via Waasenberg with Buschenschenken and show garden with a magnificent panoramic view of Straden - the vitality community in the region.
What luck! You can't get past Straden - a wonderful ensemble with well-kept facades and unique views simply attracts! With an annual average of 9.5 ° C, the region is one of the warmest areas in Styria!

Even more: experts localized in the Gleichenberg valley and its surroundings a volcanic-geomantic health region with healing effects. A huge, underground volcanic complex is considered to be the cause. Energetically charged power lines and power places are the result. Number journey historical healing miracles have now found an explanation and many people who feel very vital here!



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
11,1 km
3:45 h
312 hm
312 hm
375 m
Highest point
254 m
Lowest point

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Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.
We start our hike at the Lebenskraftweg at the church square in Straden, where we have the opportunity to go to the Greißlerei De Merin right at the beginning. Here you will find delicacies from the Straden region!

Our hike now leads us over the Friedlstriege, to the crossroads Unterstraden and further in the direction of Saziani. A striking feature of this area is the vineyards visible from far and wide and the panoramic plateau. Between the Saziani inn and the Schlafgut Neumeister there is a well, already mentioned in 1542, which for a long time supplied the water necessary for processing the grapes. At the Schlafgut Neumeister we keep to the right and then turn left onto the nature trail or fitness trail. After the steps in the forest our hike continues straight ahead, we pass the habitat design manufactory Team R2 including an artist's room until we reach a brick wayside shrine which is not quite conquered by the green nature.

Further our hike leads us to Schwabau and over the Poppendorferbach to the Urlmüller. Here you can expect over 300 paradeis and over 80 chili varieties in summer. Here you will find a farm store with many different products made by hand. Let yourself be captivated by the delicacies! Close to nature, the hike leads us to the Wolfleiten and on to Waasen where vegetable, kernel oil and mustard specialties await us at the farm store of the Schillinger family. I hope our backpack is big enough for all the delicacies!After a short climb we reach shell and snail deposits from prehistoric times. This special note of the soil is noticeable in the wines. From here we hike along the ridge with a wonderful view of Straden. The Sieglinde Schelch ceramics factory is also nearby.We now circle the Hochaugenweide, the second highest point in the market town of Straden, and come to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view. Via the middle Waasenberg and the Poppendorferbach we reach the organic winery Monschein with a wonderful courtyard, culinary specialties and wine from its own cultivation. We now hike on to the entrance to the church forest, now follow the nature trail again to the school sports field and return via the Sazianirundweg to the Schlafgut Neumeister and the church square. A magnificent panoramic view from a place of special vitality rewards you!

Do you feel the power of the earth on the life force path through Straden? Take a few minutes for it!
Find timetables and travel information directly at: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Steiermärkische Landesbahnen (STLB), www.busbahnbim.at.

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free parking available at the church forecourt, additional parking below the starting point at the cemetery
Tourismusverband Thermen- & Vulkanland

Gästeinfo Bad Gleichenberg

Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Str. 1/top 4
8344 Bad Gleichenberg
Tel: +43 3382 55 100-44


What the weather will be like

Straden (340m)

slightly cloudy
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slightly cloudy
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Partly sunny in the morning, gradually becoming cloudy in the afternoon.
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The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
5°C 11°C
slightly cloudy
4°C 13°C
4°C 15°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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