Nature's wanderings. Once like Peter Rosegger
From the city of Hartberg via the Brühlweg to the Warte and after a delicious Buschenschank snack back to the city - simply wonderful! A hike for the mind in Eastern Styria.
The district capital of Hartberg is a wonderful starting point for hikes in Eastern Styria, as you can harmoniously combine the historic town with the scenic attractiveness of the surrounding countryside. The destination of this hiking tip is the Ringkogel, Hartberg's local mountain, with the Ringwarte, built in 1906, which is considered the town's landmark. The lookout tower towers over the dense forest areas in the summit area and offers a sensational panoramic view. With the descent via the Buschenschank Postl you experience a double pleasure, as you can combine the regional delicacies with the beautiful view of Hartberg. Before or after the hike, you should plan time to look at the city center: the historic buildings, the castle park and the "floating pictures" in the city pond. According to the tourist motto: City.Country.Garden -Dip into the nature of the city of Hartberg.
Book tip: This hike is one of 50 tours in the new Rother hiking guide East Styria, which will be available in bookstores from July 2021.
Rest stopsRingwarte. Wahrzeichen von Hartberg
POSTL Weinhof Buschenschank
A few tips for correct and fair behavior in the forest: (Source: www.bundesforste.at - 9/2020)
Hikers should avoid visits to the forest about 1.5 hours before sunrise and after sunset, as wild animals are particularly active during this time.Plastic bottles, handkerchiefs, cigarette butts & Co have no place in the forest! Please make sure that you do not leave any trash in the forest.Camping and making fire - is strictly forbidden in the forest!In principle, each person is allowed to collect 2 kg of mushrooms and berries per day in the forest for personal use. It is only forbidden if the forest owner expressly forbids it.Alpine emergency call:
Mountain rescue emergency number: 140
EU emergency number: 112
Weather service: www.zamg.ac.at
Direct link mountain weather Styria: www.zamg.ac.at/cms/de/wetter/produkte-und-services/bergwetter/steiermark
Tips and hints
Tourist Office Eastern Styria
+43 3332 603300
Accessible via the A2 Südautobahn, Hartberg exit. In Hartberg follow the signs to the city center.
Detailed information on how to get here can be found here .
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- Backpack with rain cover
- hiking polesMountain
- hiking bootsHeadgear
- Outerwear: Onion layer system, T-shirt, sweater, jacket with hood
- Hiking pants
- Seat pad
- Drinking bottle / thermos flask (on cooler days a warming drink is pleasant)
- Snack or snack
- First aid kit with blister plaster and tick tongs
Other important equipment
- Route description
- Detailed plan of the hike
- Hiking map: For overview a map in scale 1 : 50 000 of the respective region
- Cell phone
- 6 Waypoints
- 6 Waypoints