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3-Kogel-Weg

· 2 reviews · Hiking trail · Thermen- & Vulkanland
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  • Blick auf die Kogel
    Blick auf die Kogel
    Photo: Werner Resch, Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland
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Beautiful hike around the 3 large Kogeln in the Bad Gleichenberg region. Let's enjoy the hilly landscape, which invites you to hike and enjoy!
difficult
Distance 26.9 km
8:00 h
782 m
782 m
558 m
267 m
With this hike we can explore the picturesque region of Bad Gleichenberg. It connects the municipalities of Bad Gleichenberg and Kapfenstein and captivates the hiker with its beauty. Starting from the church in Kapfenstein, this hiking trail connects three prominent volcanic cones: the Kapfensteiner Kogel, the cone-shaped Gleichenberger Kogel and the flat basalt plateau of the Stradner Kogel. The hike offers numerous opportunities to learn about the history of the region (volcanic activity & formation of the spa) or to enjoy an achterl or a snack at one of the Buschenschänken in the region.

The Kogel are typical for the Bad Gleichenberg region in the southeast Styrian hill country.

Author’s recommendation

A picnic on the way rounds off the hike! Picnic in the vineyard, picnic in the spa park or at the castle - here you will find a suitable offer.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
next to Stradner Kogel, 558 m
Lowest point
267 m
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Rest stops

Schloss Restaurant Kapfenstein
Buschenschank Puff
Schlössl-Hotel-Kindl
Lounge 81, 1 Haube
Kapfensteinerhof

Safety information

  • Alpine emergency call: Mountain rescue emergency number: 140  
  • EU emergency call: 112   
  • Emergency call fire department: 122   
  • Emergency call police: 133   
  • Emergency call rescue: 144

Weather service: www.zamg.ac.at

Direct link mountain weather Styria: https://www.zamg.ac.at/cms/de/wetter/produkte-und-services/bergwetter/steiermark

 

Tips and hints

Tourismusverband Thermen- & Vulkanland

Gästeinfo Bad Gleichenberg

www.thermen-vulkanland.at

badgleichenberg@thermen-vulkanland.at

0043 (0) 3159 2203

Start

church Kapfenstein (397 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.889281, 15.978169
DMS
46°53'21.4"N 15°58'41.4"E
UTM
33T 574519 5193324
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Destination

church Kapfenstein

Turn-by-turn directions

We start the hike at the parish church in Kapfenstein, to the Handspur. Via the Handspur we first go down the steep slope of the Tuffschlots towards Bad Gleichenberg and later via Streuobstwieden to the country road. After crossing the road, the trail leads us along small side roads and forest paths, between vineyards and elder plantations to the Gleichenberger Kogel. At the Trassstein quarry we reach the backbone, which leads us south through the woods of the Gleichenberger Kogel, past the Mühlstein quarry to Bad Gleichenberg.Through the spa gardens and along the Krügeleiweg trail, we continue along the backbone via Steinberg to the Stradner Kogel. After crossing its extensive basalt plateau, we reach the Waltrafelsen. We continue via Jammberg and Jammzeil first to Kölldorf, where we cross the country road at the Buschenschank Fassold and reach the Lutzkapelle chapel. We soon reach Kapfenstein after a short loop at the fish pond. A steep branch path finally leads us to the Kapfenstein municipal office (GeoInfo) and back to the starting point, the parish church!

TIP: Let's take the time and learn a lot in the GeoInfo about the genesis of the region.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at: Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Steiermärkische Landesbahnen (STLB), www.busbahnbim.at.

With the BusBahnBim app from Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all bus, train and streetcar connections in Austria can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

 

Tip: If you start the hike in Bad Gleichenberg, you have a better connection.

Getting there

Starting point Kapfenstein Parish Church: Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.

Parking

Parking is available at the starting point

Coordinates

DD
46.889281, 15.978169
DMS
46°53'21.4"N 15°58'41.4"E
UTM
33T 574519 5193324
w3w 
///diddled.hence.colleague
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Kompass Wanderführer "Steirisches Vulkanland - Auf den Spuren den Vulkane" Beschreibungen, Routenkarten und Höhenprofilen.

ISBN 978-3-85026-096-1 oder auf www.kompass.at

Author’s map recommendations

Vulkanland-Wanderkarte "Mensch & Natur" 1:500.000

Steirisches Vulkanland Tel. +43 (0)3152/8575-710 www.spuren.at

 

freytag & berndt WK 412 Südoststeirisches Hügelland, Vulkanland, Bad Gleichenberg, Bad Radkersburg 

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Equipment

  • Backpack with water bottle and snack   
  • Comfortable walking shoes   
  • Comfortable clothing   
  • Hiking or Nordic walking sticks   
  • Rain protection   
  • Cell phone   
  • Cash

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Rating

5.0
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Eva Kla
May 27, 2020 · Community
Ausgedehnte Wanderung über 3 ikonische Kogel. Von Kapfenstein aus folgt man dem gut markierten Weg 780 bis nach Bad Gleichenberg. Von dort aus geht es dann beschildert weiter nach Hochstraden. Am sagenumwobenen Waltrafelsen vorbei kommt man dann über Kölldorf wieder zurück nach Kapfenstein. Unbedingt eine Wanderkarte mitnehmen bzw. mit App navigieren. Das Waldstück nach Hochstraden ist ein bisschen gefinkelt. ;)
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When did you do this route? May 10, 2020
Photo: Eva Kla, Community
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Christian Contola 
September 27, 2017 · Region Bad Gleichenberg | Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
26.9 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
782 m
Descent
782 m
Highest point
558 m
Lowest point
267 m
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