Hiking route Path of friendship (Weg der Freundschaft) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland Hiking route Path of friendship (Weg der Freundschaft) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland

Path of friendship (Weg der Freundschaft)

Boundless hiking in the thermal & volcanic land of Styria! Servus! Zdravo! Drop in on your neighbors, experience the countryside and discover farm stores.
The cross-border 'Path of Friendship' leads from the Vinothek Klöch through the village in the direction of the golf course to the border in Pölten. Over the hill in Slovenia, the trail leads back to Austria. The last stretch via Hochwarth runs parallel to the Traminerweg. The path of friendship was built by the market town of Klöch together with the Slovenian community of Cankova.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
16,5 km
6:00 h
347 hm
346 hm
400 m
Highest point
225 m
Lowest point

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coming from Vienna: A2 to exit Ilz, continue on L 319 to Großwilfersdorf and L454 and L207 to Fehring and L204 via Kapfenstein and St. Anna am Aigen to Klöch

coming from Graz: A9 to exit Vogau or Gersdorf, continue on the federal or state road to Halbenrain and L234 to Klöch

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

We start at the Vinothek, walk through the village of Klöch to the Pichlerwaldsiedlung. In front of the golf course we turn left into the forest, walk along it for a bit and then come back to the municipal road. 50m down, then turn left, past the "Gustoplatzl" along the ecological strip to the main road. We cross the main road, then turn left and after a few meters turn right. After about 100m we turn left again along the path between the agricultural crops. We then turn left and walk through the village of Pölten, passing direct marketers and refreshment stops. At the end of the village we turn left and walk to the Kutschenitza.

There we turn left again along the gravel path to the border crossing in Pölten. There you have the possibility to choose the shortcut path. This leads us further along the border stream, through the village of Gruisla, where we reconnect with the Klöcher Traminerweg. The second variant is the path across the border bridge to Slovenia. In Slovenia, you walk along the main road for a while, then turn half-right into a forest and continue along the road at the end of the forest, then turn left at the crossroads and walk up the hill to Gerlinci. You pass a wine tavern and an inn, continue through the village until you reach the lookout post at the old elementary school. From there you have a wonderful view. There is again the possibility for a shortcut route, which goes along the road for about 400m, then turns left and rejoins the path.

The 2nd variant leads after the viewpoint left down into the valley, past a bread baker, after a short piece right away into the forest and up to a direct marketer. From there it goes back down the forest, turn right and go along a dirt road past agricultural crops until before the border crossing in Deutsch Haseldorf. We turn left at the road, cross the border bridge and walk through the village of Deutsch Haseldorf past refreshment stations. At the end of the village we turn half-right, walk next to the vineyards up the hill to the main road. There you are rewarded with a magnificent view. Cross the road and turn left towards Weinlandhof, where we rejoin the Klöcher Traminerweg. This leads us to the Hochwarth, down to the castle ruins in the village of Klöch to the Vinothek.

Start: Vinothek Klöch direction golf course / Pölten


Plan the viewpoint to Gerlinci, with great views of southeast Styria, as a rest stop!

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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Directly in front of the Vinothek Klöch or at the market place Klöch
Tourist Office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Gästeinfo Bad Radkersburg
Hauptplatz 14
8490 Bad Radkersburg
Tel: +43 3382 55 100-90


Municipal office Klöch
Klöch 110, 8493 Klöch
+43 3475 2203



What the weather will be like

Klöch (280m)

slightly cloudy
5 km/h
slightly cloudy
5 km/h
5 km/h
Partly sunny in the morning, gradually becoming cloudy in the afternoon.
0 km/h
5 km/h
0 km/h
The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
6°C 12°C
slightly cloudy
5°C 14°C
5°C 16°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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