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"alpannonia" - feeder: Wenigzell - St. Jakob im Walde - Hochwechsel

Long distance hiking trail · Oststeiermark
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Tourismusverband Oststeiermark - Geschäftsstelle Region Joglland - Waldheimat Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Hochwechselstraße und Kapelle
    Hochwechselstraße und Kapelle
    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 path full of variety and attractions of nature leads: alpannonia®.

Or you can start the alpannonia trail in the fairytale village of Wenigzell. From there, the "power trail" continues to the neighboring community of St. Jakob im Walde. Across the hilly landscape, the trail then continues to the Hochwechsel. From there you can then join the main alpannonia trail.

difficult
Distance 24.3 km
8:00 h
1,309 m
405 m
1,743 m
792 m
The "Kraftpfad" connects the two communities of Wenigzell and St. Jakob im Walde. Along the way, 15 stations tell you everything about the sources of power that make us who we are, and at the same time you walk through 15 billion years of evolutionary history. In St. Jakob im Walde there is the exhibition center Kräftereich and the blooming Europapark. Wenigzell is known for the Joglland Oasis and the 1st Barefoot Park in Austria. Both communities also belong to the Styrian Flower Road.

After reaching the community of St. Jakob im Walde, you hike around the 1111m high Arzberg and then reach the Rabl-Kreuz Hütte. Via the Kaltwiesenhütte or the Hochwechselstraße you reach the summit of the 1743m high Hochwechsel after about 2 1/2 more hours.

Author’s recommendation

The hike along the Alpannonia feeder road from Wenigzell to the Hochwechsel is a true hike to recharge your batteries: First you hike from Wenigzell along the Kraftpfad to St. Jakob im Walde, there you can visit the Kräftereich exhibition and then you continue on to the Hochwechsel. The innkeepers in the villages also invite you to a little refreshment.
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Update: July 20, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
Hochwechsel, 1,743 m
Lowest point
792 m
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Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

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

Wenigzell (830 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.425950, 15.786410
DMS
47°25'33.4"N 15°47'11.1"E
UTM
33T 559310 5252799
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Destination

Wetterkoglerhaus on the Hochwechsel

Turn-by-turn directions

  • We start in Wenigzell
  • From there we hike along the Kraftpfad to St. Jakob im Walde
  • We still follow the path 914 until we pass the Bühlhofer cross
  • Then we walk over the Blasenkogel and the Ochsenkopf to the Rabl-Kreuz hut
  • Now we can either hike directly to the Hochwechsel, or make a short detour to the Kaltwiesen hut

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Weitere Informationen unter www.oebb.at oder unter Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

Informationen: www.at.map24.at

Parking

Parkplätze in Wenigzell am Dorfplatz, beim Barfußpark bzw. der ehemaligen Hauptschule.

Coordinates

DD
47.425950, 15.786410
DMS
47°25'33.4"N 15°47'11.1"E
UTM
33T 559310 5252799
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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 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
24.3 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,309 m
Descent
405 m
Highest point
1,743 m
Lowest point
792 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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