Hiking route TAU - path of the vineyards (TAU - Weg der Riede) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Verein TAU Winzer Hiking route TAU - path of the vineyards (TAU - Weg der Riede) - Touren-Impression #1 | © Verein TAU Winzer

TAU - path of the vineyards (TAU - Weg der Riede)

A hiking trail for all senses through forests, vineyards and across meadow areas. We get to know the cultivated areas around Tieschen in a wonderful way.



If you are looking for a hike that leads through the hilly landscape of the Thermen- & Vulkanland, has pleasant resting and viewing places and also passes by TAU vintners, then the "TAU - Weg der Riede" is just right. This hiking trail leads around Tieschen and takes you to the home of 12 TAU winegrowers. TAU - the sign of St. Francis - was the name-giving for the special wine and for the path. During the breaks you can use the sun loungers in the vineyards, or the bottle peepers - very original telescopes - in the vineyards. The path is marked in such a way that it is basically hikable in both directions and also has shortcut possibilities. Those who undertake this hike during the bathing season can cool off after the tour in the open-air swimming pool in Tieschen and then stop at a Buschenschank for a good snack and a TAU wine. Information about the Tau winegrowers can be found on the homepage www.tauwein.at.









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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
17,7 km
5:00 h
420 hm
420 hm
417 m
Highest point
245 m
Lowest point

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More information

from Vienna: A2 to exit Fürstenfeld, continue on 319 to Großwilfersdorf and L454 and L207 to Fehring and L204 via Kapfenstein and St.Anna am Aigen to Tieschen

from Graz: A9 to exit Gersdorf, continue on the 'B69 to Unterpurkla and the B66, L259 and L235 to Tieschen

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

We start at the market square in Tieschen and walk past the church slightly uphill. After a few minutes we continue on a gravel road to the waypoint Feichterwald. We go to the right and follow the asphalt road that passes above the JUFA Tieschen and subsequently reach the village of Jörgen. Through the small village we follow the hiking trail slightly uphill. In the forest we pass a basalt quarry natural stage and follow the idyllic forest road slightly uphill or evenly there through the forest. From the forest road we turn right into a path that leads to the rock grave and subsequently downhill to an asphalt road. Immediately afterwards, turn right, pass a self-service station (Waldschenke Königsberg) and continue uphill through the forest. A longer stretch of trail follows through the forest or along the edge of the forest until we reach the station "TAU-Ried Königsberg - Bodenständig" and the lookout station, which is only a few meters away from the trail. From now on it goes continuously downhill. Through the village of Pichla near Radkersburg, further downhill until we reach the valley floor. We cross a narrow bridge. Then we keep to the right and hike slightly uphill, passing by a striking wooden construction. Continuing uphill on the "Alter Bauernsteig" we come to a road, keep to the right and follow the signs to the Buschenschank Hopfer. Shortly after, we turn right to get to the station "TAU-Ried Aunberg - Gemeinschaft" or the observation and rest area. Back at the asphalt road, we soon go left through the forest and across meadows downhill. We cross an asphalt road and shortly after reach the Fruttner Bach. A bit upstream, then past elderberry fields, continue through a forest to Größing. Through the sparsely populated area, the path leads along the asphalt road, past the snack station or store "Steintal-Alpaka", slightly uphill and subsequently flat. Soon we see a fork on the right, which leads us through the vineyards and to the station "TAU-Ried Hochstrandl/Pum - Qualität". The resting and viewing place convinces with the photo motif of the oversized bottle and glass. Back through the vineyards we reach the district of Pum and hike past the horse paddock into the forest. From now on we go downhill again, along the asphalt road and through vineyards (please always close the gate), until we reach the station "TAO-Ried Patzenberg - Verwurzelt in Tieschen" or the landscape picture frame. Continue along a forest road until we cross an asphalt road. Here you have the option to turn left and shorten the hike. The main trail leads to the right, past the self-service station of the Bischof Winery, further along the asphalt road until we see the turnoff on the left. It goes through the forest for a while until we reach another asphalt road. From now on, the trail continues along the road without exception. It goes continuously downhill and continues along the valley floor until we reach the Patzen bridge. Continue straight on, past a chapel and the Sorger winery, and you will soon reach the road, which you follow to the left into the center of Tieschen and back to our starting point.


A free hiking map is available at the overview board on the market square in Tieschen, where, among other things, the TAU vintners are also listed with contact details.

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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Several parking spaces in the center of Tieschen
Konditorei Prahsl, Tel.: +43 3475 2386, 8355 Tieschen 98, www.konditorei-prahsl.at


Tourist Office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Gästeinfo Bad Radkersburg
Hauptplatz 14
8490 Bad Radkersburg
Tel: +43 3382 55 100-90



What the weather will be like

Tieschen (260m)

very sunny
0 km/h
very sunny
5 km/h
very sunny
5 km/h
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
5 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
Mostly cloudy through the day with light rain now and then.
1°C 4°C
-1°C 4°C
very sunny
-4°C 2°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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