Nature Trail Right head track (Rechte Kopfspur) - In the footsteps of the vulcanoes - Touren-Impression #1 | © Bernhard Bergmann Nature Trail Right head track (Rechte Kopfspur) - In the footsteps of the vulcanoes - Touren-Impression #1 | © Bernhard Bergmann

Right head track (Rechte Kopfspur) - In the footsteps of the vulcanoes

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.
The right Kopfspur combines pleasures of the palate with feasts for the eyes. If you wish, you can combine this tour with the left Kopfspur and hike the whole Kopfspur. Either as an extended day tour or divided into two days. Then there is also more time to enjoy.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
16,7 km
4:43 h
403 hm
403 hm
403 m
Highest point
280 m
Lowest point

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

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


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

From the Feldbach train station heading east, we soon cross the railroad tracks and reach the Konixberg, which is especially known for its cheese specialties from the Milchhof Krenn dairy farm. Here we leave the head track and take the hiking trail no. 786 north as a shortcut. This leads us first down to Schützing and then back up the next hill to finally reach quite flat on the hill to the chocolate manufactory Zotter, where the mouth is fully satisfied.

Strengthened, we cross the Dörfler Graben after a short stretch of road and approach with beautiful views on the ridge Kornberg Castle, which is a true rarity with its pentagonal ground plan. Connoisseurs should also take a look at the inner courtyard and visit one of the changing exhibitions or the castle chapel dedicated to St. Andrew.

Next, we cross the Auersbach valley and pass through the forest between the ponds to the Gniebingberg, which rewards us with a wonderful view. A hail defense rocket hut still reminds us of the time when all kinds of projectiles were used to try to avert thunderstorms and thus save the harvest. On the further way through the forest into the Raab valley we even have the opportunity to visit a burial ground from the Hallstatt period (7th century B.C.). A little further on, at the only paratrooper monument in the German-speaking world, we can already see Feldbach with the most colorful church tower in the world. In the shopping town of Feldbach we have reached our destination.

Mainly forest and meadow paths, small side roads and short connecting sections on sidewalks along roads characterize this trail.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website


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P+R at Feldbach train station (no short-term parking zone). There are numerous parking spaces available.

 Parking in the area of the city center Feldbach:
 The parking duration is 2 hours. Parking in the shopping city of Feldbach is free of charge.
 A parking meter must be used and is available free of charge at the tourist office.





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



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

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What the weather will be like

Feldbach (283m)

slightly cloudy
5 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
Partly sunny in the morning, gradually becoming cloudy in the afternoon.
very sunny
5 km/h
slightly cloudy
0 km/h
0 km/h
Fair or bright in the beginning, cloudy towards the end of the day.
1°C 5°C
1°C 7°C
slightly cloudy
-1°C 6°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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