Hiking to the Hochschwab (Hochsteiermark) | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

The Northern Route - From the Glacier to the Wine

The different landscapes along the northern route offer the ideal trip for every type of hiker. Whether challenging through the mountains around the Gesäuse National Park, the Hochschwab and the Rax, or pleasantly through the garden landscapes in eastern Styria with the Pöllauer Valley Nature Reserve and in the hot springs country of Styria with its six thermal baths between Bad Waltersdorf, Bad Blumau and Bad Radkersburg.


The limestone massifs in the north between the Dachstein, Gesäuse, Hochschwab and Rax present themselves in all their rugged majesty. The contours in the green mountains of the Fischbacher Alps and in the Almenland Nature Reserve are much gentler. Instead of bare rock, deep green forests reign here. Instead of alpine exposition, rural remoteness is found here. It is precisely in its ordinariness that the power of the region lies, which invites visitors to relax and switch off. In the last section of the 'From the Glacier to the Wine' hiking route is where connoisseurs get their money's worth. The terrain is easier to manage due to the now gently cropped graceful landscapes of eastern Styria and the hot springs country. Cultural highlights and culinary delights line the entire route.

The tour can of course also be done in partial stages: Thanks to public transport (train, Postbus, hiking and valley buses, hiking taxis), it is possible to return to the starting point from virtually every destination.

Stages of the Northern Route

35 daily stages from the white mountains between the Dachstein and Rax, to the green mountains of the Fischbacher Alps, to the gentle wine country with its wonderful gardens.
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Etappe 01 Vom Gletscher zum Wein Nord- und Südroute Dachstein Seilbahn - Guttenberghaus

Der Dachstein mit seinen mächtigen, sonnigen Südwänden gehört zu den eindruckvollsten Bergpersönlichkeiten im Alpenraum. Fast 1.000 m ragen die nahezu senkrechten Felsmauern über den tiefgrünen Almen von Ramsau am Dachstein empor und locken ...
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Etappe 02 Vom Gletscher zum Wein Nordroute Guttenberghaus - Stoderzinken

Eine abwechslungsreiche Höhenwanderung vom Dachstein zum Stoderzinken, einem der schönsten Aussichtsberge im Norden der Steiermark. Zunächst führt der Weg noch über das Karst- und Almgebiet "Am Stein" um uns später über die wunderschön ...
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Etappe 03 Vom Gletscher zum Wein Nordroute Stoderzinken - Bad Mitterndorf

Durch lichte Lärchenwälder und durch die enge, düstere Notgasse führt uns der Weg über die Brandalm auf die Viehbergalm, ein kleines schön gelegenes Almdorf mit mehreren bewirtschafteten Hütten. Besonders bekannt und beliebt ist die ...
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Etappe 04 Vom Gletscher zum Wein Nordroute Bad Mitterndorf - Tauplitzalm

Von Bad Mitterndorf im Ausseerland-Salzkammergut geht es bei dieser Etappe der Wanderroute "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" auf die Tauplitzalm, die für ihren Seenreichtum bekannt ist. Der stetige Aufstieg wird mit der wunderbaren Alm- und Seenlandschaft ...
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Etappe 05 Vom Gletscher zum Wein Nordroute Tauplitzalm - Hochmölbinghütte

Auf einem Teilabschnitt des Weitwanderweges 09, dem Salzsteig, führt die Route durch den südlichen Teil des Toten Gebirges bis ins Ennstal. Zu Beginn steht die Überquerung der Tauplitzalm am Programm und somit der Besuch des größten ...

You Can Stay Here

Accommodation for an unforgettable trip. If you are on your feet all day, then you need special care. This is what the hiking hotels in Styria specialise in. Many of these hotels lie directly on the hiking route "From the Glacier to the Wine" and not only ensure an unforgettable stay, but are also available to help you plan your next stages.

Hochschwab (Hochsteiermark) | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

Mountain Time Travel

Through Upper Styria between tradition and innovation
The "Mountain Time Travel" allows us to delve into the exciting past and challenging future of Upper Styria on a partial section of the northern route of our hiking route "From the Glacier to the Wine". Numerous places of interest along the route show us how much the incredible wealth of natural resources has shaped the landscape and its people.