Shortcuts: Route St. Anna/A: 9 kmRoute Frutten-Gießelsdorf: 7 km
from Graz: take the A2 to the Gleisdorf Süd exit, continue on the B68 to Feldbach and the B66 to Bad Gleichenberg and on to St. Anna am Aigen
Detailed information on how to get here can be found here.
Passing the refreshment station Fischer we soon come to the intersection of the short and long route. Here we would have the possibility to shorten the round considerably.
We now hike further east and enjoy the view of the cultivated landscape. Through the forest and past the Höllischgraben with various sculptures, we reach the road and the Bergheurigen Grenzlandhof. Now we continue along the road until we reach our destination, the lookout point with the Hendlwirt inn. Here you can take a break and enjoy the magnificent view from the tower. The way back continues right by the road, below the inn. After a few minutes, the hiking trail branches off to the right downhill. The path leads first through a wooded area and then along small settlements with well-tended vineyards. From now on, we are mainly on roads and orient ourselves by the numerous ground markings or the wine bottle signposts. Passing the "Alte Presse" rest area in Stradenberg, we hike through the cultivated landscape with a good view, slightly up and down, until we reach the viewing platform "Über den Reben" on the right. Over the wooden footbridge and further downhill through the vineyard, we soon reach the valley floor. We cross the road and now hike a bit slightly uphill to reach elderberry fields. The path goes slightly downhill again, over the stream and from now on continuously uphill, walking parallel to the road for a bit. To the left we branch off into a side street to walk the last - somewhat steep - stretch to the church. Now only a few meters of altitude and we reach our starting point.
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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Gasthaus Fischer, Tel.: +43 3158 2259, 8354 St. Anna am Aigen, Marktstraße 13
Gemeindeamt St. Anna am AigenMarktstraße 58354 St. Anna am Aigen, ÖsterreichTel. +43 3158 2212-0 firstname.lastname@example.org www.st-anna.at