Hiking route Stage 31 From Glacier to Wine North Route Unterlamm - Riegersburg - Touren-Impression #1 | © Steiermark Tourismus/bigshot.at Hiking route Stage 31 From Glacier to Wine North Route Unterlamm - Riegersburg - Touren-Impression #1 | © Steiermark Tourismus/bigshot.at

Stage 31 From Glacier to Wine North Route Unterlamm - Riegersburg

From Unterlamm, this tour takes us through the hilly landscape of the Thermen- & Vulkanland Styria, whose fertile soil is the source of almost inexhaustible outstanding culinary products and delicacies. Wonderful viewpoints of this landscape alternate with small villages like Hatzendorf, before we end up at the foot of the Riegersburg in the town of the same name.
For 850 years, Riegersburg Castle has been enthroned in the midst of the Styrian Thermen- & Vulkanland. As the strongest fortress in the western world, with its seven gates that have never been taken until the entrance to the castle, it casts a spell over visitors today: the castle's museums are a source of wonder, and the via ferrata on the castle rock provides thrills. Around the castle, enjoyment reigns supreme - to be experienced and experienced on the enjoyment hiking trail. Simply incomparable: the handmade chocolates of Zotter, fine vinegars and noble brandies of Gölles, tender ham of Vulcano or exquisite wines of the numerous winegrowers.



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Level of difficulty
17,6 km
5:30 h
470 hm
380 hm
386 m
Highest point
267 m
Lowest point

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Our today's stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" leads us until a few kilometers before Riegersburg on the Spiritual Path, which leads from Kirchberg to Unterlamm through the Thermen- & Vulkanland. Our route, however, is in the opposite direction from east to west. We leave Unterlamm via a meadow path that leads us uphill to the Lang guesthouse. Here we continue along the ridge towards Setzberg. From here we have another beautiful view of the village of Unterlamm. At the Setzberg, the baroque Josefskapelle (St. Joseph's Chapel) with a view of the slopes around Unterlamm invites you to take a break. Continuing along the ridge, partly through beautiful shady forests, the path goes over the Ederberg and Glatzberg via the Thermenlandhof Thierjakl with its beautiful orchard to Hatzendorf, where we should visit the Eat & Art Vinothek Malerwinkl. Parallel on this section from Ederberg to Hatzendorf accompanies us the beekeeper's path.

From Hatzendorf the tour continues for us to the church of St. Peter and Paul, whose patron saint is celebrated on June 29, and over the settlement of Kirchenegg, located on a ridge, in the direction of Unterstang. Here we turn left to go directly to Riegersburg. Although now the view of the Riegersburg attracts us like a magnet, we should still take time to visit the Gölles manufactory for noble brandies & fine vinegar. Afterwards, the path leads us straight to the lovely village of Riegersburg, which nestles against the volcanic cone of the mighty castle, before our next day's stage takes us to Fehring in the Raab Valley.

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".

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

With Verbundlinie’s BusBahnBim route planner app, planning your journey has never been easier: simply enter towns and/or addresses, stop names or points of interest to check all bus, train and tram connections in Austria. The app is available free of charge for smartphones – on Google Play and in the App Store

In Unterlamm there are several parking spaces available in the center of the village.

Steiermark Tourismus

Tel. +43 316 4003



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Riegersburg (372m)

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