Nature Trail Left head track (Linke Kopfspur) - In the footsteps of the vulcanoes - Touren-Impression #1 | © Spirit of Regions Nature Trail Left head track (Linke Kopfspur) - In the footsteps of the vulcanoes - Touren-Impression #1 | © Spirit of Regions

Left head track (Linke Kopfspur) - In the footsteps of the vulcanoes

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The network of hiking trails on the "traces of the volcanoes" in Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark shows the image of a man. A buffet of pictures opens up between extinct volcanoes.
Let the myths in the ear and delicacies on the palate lead your nose!  If you wish, you can combine this tour with the Right Head Trail and thus hike the entire Head Trail. Either as an extended day tour or also divided into two days. Then there is also more time to enjoy.

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Scenery

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The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
19,1 km
Route
5:15 h
Time
368 hm
Uphill
368 hm
Downhill
407 m
Highest point
273 m
Lowest point

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Coming from Graz:
Freeway A2 direction Vienna - exit Gleisdorf Süd - direction Feldbach B68 - direction Raabau L221

 

Coming from Vienna:
Freeway A2 direction Graz - exit Ilz/ Fürstenfeld - direction Feldbach B66 - direction Raabau L221

 

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

We start the eastern part of the Kopfspur in Lödersdorf, where it's all about hearing. You will be amazed at what can be heard and overheard! From the station past the church we soon come to a forest path and then on the hill with beautiful views to Kleinbergl, where we can already see over to the mighty Riegersburg on the prominent volcanic rock. The castle has defied many conquerors and remained unconquered throughout the ages.

From here we go downhill into the Grazbach valley, which got its name not from the provincial capital, but from the fortress (Slavic gradec) of the Riegersburg. At the lakeside bath , which of course invites you to cool down, it goes past into the historical town. Passing the church on the market square, we turn left between the houses to reach the "Damische Kathl" via Altenmarkt, which is reached by a short detour. Geomantically, it is the female counterpart to the power center of the Riegersburg. See if you too can relate to this perception.

From here it goes really flat to the chocolate manufactory Zotter. Instead of now following the head track further, we hike along trail no. 786 in a panoramic southern direction to reach Schützing. From here uphill again, we meet the Kopfspur again on the Konixberg. With a beautiful view of Feldbach and the Raab valley we follow it to Raabau. At the Obsthof Kaufmann you can taste regionally produced juices or visit the farm store opposite at the Raabauer Eisvogel. Without any further ascents we come back to Lödersdorf along the edge of the Raab valley.

Mainly forest and meadow paths and small side roads or short connecting sections on sidewalks along roads are walked along this tour.
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are sufficient parking spaces available at the Lödersdorf train station.

 

Information

Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Guest information Feldbach
Main square 1, 8330 Feldbach

E-Mail: christine.neuhold@thermen-vulkanland.at
Web: www.thermen-vulkanland.at

 

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri from 9-12 and 13-16 hrs.
Foyer from 6-22 h

 

Tours in the footsteps of volcanoes
 Guided hikes or geomantic experience of the eruptive history of the volcanic land
 SPIRIT of regions
 Auersbach 71, 8330 Feldbach
 Tel.: +43 664 9682882
 Web: www.spiritour.at 


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What the weather will be like

Riegersburg (372m)

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Noon
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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.
01.03.2024
foggy
5°C 12°C
02.03.2024
slightly cloudy
4°C 13°C
03.03.2024
sunny
4°C 15°C
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