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"alpannonia" - feeder: Vorau - Mönichwald - Hochwechsel

Long distance hiking trail · Oststeiermark
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Tourismusverband Oststeiermark - Geschäftsstelle Region Joglland - Waldheimat Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Kapelle und Gipfelkreuz am Hochwechsel
    Kapelle und Gipfelkreuz am Hochwechsel
    Photo: Birgit Kandlbauer, Tourismusverband Oststeiermark - Geschäftsstelle Region Joglland - Waldheimat
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From the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Semmering or the high-altitude health resort of Fischbach to the edge of the Pannonian plain near Köszeg, a trail full of variety and attractions of nature leads: alpannonia®.

It is also possible to start the alpannonia trail, as in this case, in Vorau or Mönichwald and hike from there to the 1743 m high Hochwechsel. From there, the main trail continues to Mönichkirchen, Hochneukirchen, Bernstein, Oberkohlstätten and finally to the destination, Köszeg.

difficult
Distance 19.5 km
7:45 h
1,398 m
352 m
1,743 m
564 m
This tour starts at the only still active Augustinian canons' monastery in Styria in Vorau, with its impressive library and sacristy. Then it continues over the gently rolling countryside of Joglland to Mönichwald, which also lies on the Styrian Flower Road. By the way: Both Vorau Abbey and the municipality of Mönichwald are celebrating their 850th anniversary this year, in 2013.

Author’s recommendation

Vorau is arguably the cultural center of Joglland - visit the unique Augustinian canons' monastery, the open-air museum or embark on a journey through the underground passages Sub Terra Vorau!
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Tourismusverband Joglland Waldheimat
Update: July 20, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
Hochwechsel, 1,743 m
Lowest point
564 m
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Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

Due to the length, good physical condition is necessary.There may be orientation difficulties at the summit in bad weather.

Tips and hints

Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255

www.joglland-waldheimat.at

www.oststeiermark.com

joglland-waldheimat@oststeiermark.com

 

Start

Vorau Abbey (692 m)
Coordinates:
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47.401340, 15.887970
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47°24'04.8"N 15°53'16.7"E
UTM
33T 567001 5250147
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Destination

Wetterkoglerhaus on the Hochwechsel

Turn-by-turn directions

  • We start at the canons' monastery in Vorau and walk through the market
  • Afterwards we leave Vorau and go to the neighboring village Riegersberg
  • After about 3 hours walking time we reach the village Mönichwald
  • Afterwards we follow the hiking trail 07, until we reach the inn Schwengerer
  • Via the Mönichwalder Schwaig and the Brennerwald we hike to the Kaltwiesen hut
  • Now we come to the last ascent
  • After 3.5 hours we have reached the Wetterkoglerhaus on the Hochwechsel.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Mit der ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) bis Bahnhof Rohrbach. Von dort mit dem Bus oder Taxi nach Vorau.

Mehr Informationen www.oebb.at oder Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

Informationen: www.at.map24.com

Parking

Parkplatz sind beim Stift Vorau vorhanden.

Coordinates

DD
47.401340, 15.887970
DMS
47°24'04.8"N 15°53'16.7"E
UTM
33T 567001 5250147
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wander- Ski- und Radtourenkarte Joglland Waldheimat Maßstab: 1:50.000 erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland Waldheimat Kompass Wanderführer Joglland Maßstab: 1.50.000 erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland Waldheimat kostenlose alpannonia Wanderkarte Maßstab: 1:150.000 erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland Waldheimat

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map belong on top.

An emergency kit belongs in every backpack!

A clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

A good hiking boot is a good companion and should never be missing on the mountain!


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.5 km
Duration
7:45 h
Ascent
1,398 m
Descent
352 m
Highest point
1,743 m
Lowest point
564 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Summit route

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