Hiking route Stage 30 From Glacier to Wine North Route Fürstenfeld - Unterlamm - Touren-Impression #1 | © (c) Steiermark Tourismus/Manfred Polansky Hiking route Stage 30 From Glacier to Wine North Route Fürstenfeld - Unterlamm - Touren-Impression #1 | © (c) Steiermark Tourismus/Manfred Polansky

Stage 30 From Glacier to Wine North Route Fürstenfeld - Unterlamm

The hiking tour in the heart of the Thermen- & Vulkanland Styria leads us from the historic town of Fürstenfeld to Unterlamm, a beautiful small town, which lies in the middle of the hilly landscape of the Vulkanland. There should definitely be time for a visit to the town of Fürstenfeld with the imposing remains of its historic fortress wall, because the eventful history has also left us particularly valuable contemporary witnesses such as the Pfeilburg Museum. Leaving the city, the tour continues through the adjacent city forest and via the villages of Dietersdorf and Bad Loipersdorf uphill to the thermal spa of the same name, which is probably the most versatile thermal spa resort in Europe. The second section of the tour takes us along the network of trails of the Vulkanland through the lovely hilly landscape of this enchanting part of southeastern Austria. By the way, on the bird trail we can test our knowledge about the local forest bird breeding. Those seeking peace and quiet will find it at the end of the tour in Unterlamm at power spots such as the natural pond or the Lourdes Marian Grotto.
Around the thermal spa Loipersdorf are the so-called life paths. These want to stimulate, stimulate to reflect as well as to move. Get out of the gray daily grind and listen again to your own heart, to your own spirit. This stage truly unites body, mind and soul.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
16,9 km
4:30 h
250 hm
240 hm
379 m
Highest point
243 m
Lowest point

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As the starting point of this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" we choose the Graz Gate, where the Municipality is also located. We branch off onto Augustinerplatz and then turn into Theatergasse, which takes us to Hauptplatz. We cross the square and on the other side we reach Mittergasse, which we follow out of town and then we cross the main street to reach a traffic circle. There we keep straight on in order to reach Bahnhofstraße via Parkstraße. We walk along this street and immediately after the station we turn left into Jahnstraße, which finally leads us into the Stadtwald.

We walk through the Stadtwald with its beautiful tree population for about 1 km and then turn right to reach Bad Loipersdorf via the small village of Dietersdorf. In the village we keep to the left in front of the municipal office in order to reach the low-traffic Schulstraße. Before we get to the sewage treatment plant, the path bends to the right, which we follow to get back to Thermenstraße. Note: on days when the Thermenstraße is less frequented, it is also possible to follow the Thermenstraße past the municipal office.

After about 600 meters, past the Thermenland Inn, we turn right into the Rehgraben. Here the path leads us now partly through shady woods slightly uphill in a loop towards the thermal spa. At the Loipenhof we return to the Thermenstraße, turn sharp right and hike along the road for a short distance before we continue on a section of the beautifully laid out Lebenspfade around the Therme Loipersdorf directly to the Therme. Note: Between the Thermenland Inn and the Loipenhof you can also stay on the footpath and cycle path to shorten the route somewhat, but especially on hot days the Rehgraben offers itself as a "cooling off" away from the traffic.

A few meters after the thermal baths, we now turn right and embark on a section of the "Spiritual Path", which leads from Kirchberg to Unterlamm or the thermal baths of Loipersdorf, but in the opposite direction from west to east. We, however, hike from east to west and so the path, which is marked with the signs "Handspur", takes us off the road through beautiful pieces of forest, small settlements and farmsteads with their surrounding fields to the vineyards and orchards northeast of Unterlamm, our stage stop. A tip for the next day: get up early and get going, because the next stage takes us to Riegersburg with its imposing castle, which must be visited.

In the Thermen- & Vulkanland region of Styria, Eastern Styria and Southern and Western Styria, the GenussCard opens the door to over 200 excursion destinations when you stay overnight in one of the approximately 100 GenussCard partner establishments. Countless of these GenussCard excursion destinations, ranging from culinary manufactories to bathing lakes and museums, are located directly on the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine".

Accessible by train and bus.

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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There are numerous parking spaces available on the outskirts of Fürstenfeld (note: there is a short-term parking zone in the city center).

Steiermark Tourismus

Tel. +43 316 4003



If you would like to hire a  tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:

Tel. +43 316 4003 450, 


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What the weather will be like

Loipersdorf bei Fürstenfeld (246m)

5 km/h
5 km/h
very sunny
5 km/h
Rain and snow showers at daybreak, then increasingly sunny during the day.
5 km/h
slightly cloudy
5 km/h
slightly cloudy
5 km/h
Morning clouds will clear gradually. Then frequent sunny periods.
-1°C 8°C
2°C 6°C
2°C 7°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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