Pleasure Walk Bad GamsOpen
Invigorated by the power of the healing water, you continue along the Gamsbach stream to the district of Furt. Here you can visit the carpet weaving manufakture of Regina Strunz and experience everything important about weaving in the workshop.
Before the path takes you back to the centre of Bad Gams, a destination that leaves no culinary wish unfulfilled awaits you. In the vinotheque in the Weststeirischer Hof you can treat yourself to a variety of delicacies from the Schilcherland region and the wine to go with them. There is no better way to end a hike in the beautiful Schilcherland before walking back to Bad Gams.
The tour in numbers
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From the north: Motorway Munich - Salzburg - Eben - Schladming - Liezen onto the A9 towards Graz. Exit at Lieboch and follow the B76 towards Deutschlandsberg. In Stainz leave the B76 at the JET petrol station at the first exit from the roundabout, turn left at the crossroads to Bad Gams. A9 is subject to toll - Gleinalmtunnel. Alternative: at St. Michael take the S6 towards Bruck and in Bruck take the S35 towards Graz.
From the west: In Villach take the A2 towards Klagenfurt. Exit at Steinberg and drive towards Stainz, from there along the B76 towards Deutschlandsberg. In Stainz leave the B76 at the JET petrol station at the first exit from the roundabout, turn left at the crossroads to Bad Gams.
From the east: A2: Vienna - Aspang - Hartberg - Fürstenfeld - Graz. From Graz continue on the A2 in the direction of Klagenfurt and take the Lieboch exit in the direction of Stainz/Deutschlandsberg/Eibiswald. Follow the B76 to Deutschlandsberg. In Stainz leave the B76 at the JET petrol station at the first exit from the roundabout, turn left at the crossroads to Bad Gams.
From the south: A1 from Marburg to Leibnitz. Exit in Leibnitz (Gralla) and continue on the B74 in the direction of Deutschlandsberg (Heimschuh - Gleinstätten - St.Martin - Deutschlandsberg). Pass the LKH Deutschlandsberg, at each of the four roundabouts take the second exit in the direction of Stainz-Graz. After the fourth roundabout on the B76, take the turning lane to the left in the direction of Bad Gams.
Over a distance of six kilometres, you will climb about 108 metres in altitude and it will take you about two hours to get back to the starting point. But while enjoying the many delicacies, a little more time can easily pass.
In Regina Strunz's carpet weaving manufakture you can see how a woven carpet is made and buy one for your home. This will then always remind you of your wonderful time in Bad Gams.
The next stop on your enjoyment hike is something typically West Styrian. The Farmer-Rabensteiner family produces everything that makes a perfect salad in Furth, namely vinegar and the green gold of Styria, pumpkin seed oil. Even the typical nutty smell in the premises makes the gourmet's mouth water. You can experience live how the oil is produced when the seeds are pressed and taste it fresh afterwards. An experience for every connoisseur. The family is also known for its traditional handicrafts and its figures made of hay.
After learning more about the art of weaving and the production of kernel oil, take a one-kilometre walk through the forest along the forest road. At any time of the year, you can enjoy a special natural spectacle here. Be it the greening of the trees in spring, the play of light from the sun in summer or the colourful splendour of autumn in western Styria.
At the edge of the forest you can enjoy a fabulous view over the beautiful Bad Gams. Continue with vigour along the country road where you turn left and after 100 metres pass the mill museum. Here you will find lovingly restored exhibits, such as stone and roller mills and various household and agricultural implements, which provide an insight into the product processes of bygone times. Guided tours of the museum are available daily by appointment.
The trail now heads downhill across flowering meadows over the Mittereggbach stream to the Zenz'n Chapel. A last opportunity to take a break and enjoy the peace and quiet before the loop closes in the centre of Bad Gams.
Rarely can you combine culinary delights and nature enjoyment on a walk like this. In the centre of Bad Gams you can end your walk in the peace and beauty of the spa gardens.
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