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Augustine Way

Pilgrim Walk · Vorau
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Tourismusverband Oststeiermark - Geschäftsstelle Region Joglland - Waldheimat Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Stift Vorau
    Stift Vorau
    Photo: TV Joglland Waldheimat, Tourismusverband Oststeiermark - Geschäftsstelle Region Joglland - Waldheimat
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The hike leads, starting from the market Vorau, to the local mountain of Vorau, the Masenberg. There you will be offered a magnificent view over the East Styrian hill country.
moderate
Distance 9.6 km
3:15 h
655 m
99 m
1,253 m
640 m
The route length of about 10 km and the difference in altitude of about 600 meters are not noticeable, as you mainly concentrate on the magnificent view of the Joglland - Waldheimat region. The tour starts in Vorau, which is widely known for the Augustinian Canons' Monastery, which has existed for over 850 years.  The building itself alone is impressive and always worth a visit. The guided tours offered also invite you into the history of this canonical monastery.

 

The underworld around Vorau Abbey is also particularly interesting: the underground passages "Sub Terra Vorau" can also be explored on guided tours.

 

The monastery is also a reason why numerous pilgrimage paths start in Vorau or lead there. For this reason there is also a uniform signposting, this consists of yellow-red boards with the inscription Augustinusweg and pilgrim logo. The first sign is located at Vorau Abbey.

Author’s recommendation

In the center of Vorau you can marvel at the Vorau Abbey or the open-air museum, at the end of the tour at the mighty wind turbines or the "Olmstoll".
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TV Joglland Waldheimat
Update: July 27, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Masenberg, 1,253 m
Lowest point
640 m
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Rest stops

Gasthof Erzherzog-Johann-Höhe
"Olmstoll"

Safety information

Walk at your own risk!

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

 

Tourist Info Vorau

Tel.: +43 3337 2508

tourismus@vorau.at

www.vorau.at 

 

 

 

Start

Vorau Abbey (696 m)
Coordinates:
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47.401370, 15.887990
DMS
47°24'04.9"N 15°53'16.8"E
UTM
33T 567002 5250150
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Destination

Masenberg

Turn-by-turn directions

  • We start behind the Vorau Abbey
  • From there we hike over the Brühl, along the Weitwanderweg 07, to the Atmann Höhe
  • Now we come to the Erzherzog Johann Höhe
  • We go on to the Masenberg and have reached our destination

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

ÖBB: www.oebb.at oder Verbundlinie Steiermark: www.busbahnbim.at

Mit der BusBahnBim App der Verbundlinie ist eine Fahrplanauskunft so einfach wie noch nie: Alle Verbindungen mit Bus, Bahn und Straßenbahn in Österreich können durch die Eingabe von Orten und/oder Adressen, Haltestellen bzw. wichtigen Punkten abgefragt werden. Erhältlich ist die App als Gratis-App für Smartphones (Android, iOS) – auf Google Play und im App Store

Getting there

Von Wien kommend: A2 Abfahrt Pinggau - Rohrbach - Vorau

Von Graz kommend: A2 Abfahrt Pinkafeld oder Hartberg - Rohrbach - Vorau

Detaillierte Informationen zur Anreise finden Sie hier.

Parking

Parkplatz beim Stift Vorau

Coordinates

DD
47.401370, 15.887990
DMS
47°24'04.9"N 15°53'16.8"E
UTM
33T 567002 5250150
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderheft "Zu Fuß durch das Joglland und die Waldheimat": erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland - Waldheimate: +43 3336 20255

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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.

Before the start of the hike, check the opening times for refreshment stops and pack the appropriate food.

Emergency equipment (incl. blister plaster) belongs in every backpack!

It is always advisable to dress according to the onion system!

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

Do not forget a blister plaster just in case! 


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
655 m
Descent
99 m
Highest point
1,253 m
Lowest point
640 m
Refreshment stops available Linear route

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