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Genusswanderweg Riegersburg (Historischer Rundweg)

Hiking trail · Thermen- & Vulkanland · Open
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  • Burg Riegersburg
    Burg Riegersburg
    Photo: Christian Contola, Burg Riegersburg
m 400 350 300 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Parkplatz Kletter- und Erlebnispark Riegersburg Öffentliches WC Burg Riegersburg Parkplatz Greifvogelwarte Riegersburg
The historic circular route leads around the centuries-old Riegersburg Castle and invites you to linger at numerous culinary destinations.
Open
easy
Distance 3.6 km
1:00 h
85 m
85 m
396 m
314 m
Myths, adventures and scary stories entwine around the impressive landmark of Eastern Styria. Riegersburg Castle, which could never be conquered during the centuries of its existence, was once considered the strongest fortress of the Occident. Today it is a popular destination for excursions. Perched on the towering basalt rock of a former volcano, it offers a magnificent view over the surrounding rolling hills with their forests, vineyards, meadows and fields. All this and much more can be discovered on the historical Riegersburg circular route. The Riegersburg is not only worth seeing from the outside, inside there are several exhibitions or museums, such as the witch museum. Adventurous people can climb the path on the basalt rocks themselves. This experience is not only insanely exciting, but also unique in Austria!


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Author’s recommendation

Take enough time to explore Riegersburg Castle in all its facets! Also enjoy the breathtaking view of the castle!
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Christian Contola 
Update: July 27, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
396 m
Lowest point
314 m
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Safety information

 

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
ambulance: 144
European emergency call: 112
firefighters: 122
police: 133

 

Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?

 

 

 

Tips and hints

Gästeinfo Riegersburg
Riegersburg 87
8333 Riegersburg
Tel.: +43 3153 86 70
tourismus@riegersburg.com
www.riegersburg.com

 

Start

Local center Riegersburg (368 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.000932, 15.935091
DMS
47°00'03.4"N 15°56'06.3"E
UTM
33T 571089 5205692
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Destination

Local center Riegersburg

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts in the center of Riegersburg and leads past Riegersburg Castle, which you should definitely see from above. Past and behind the castle, we come back to the town center.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

 

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at  www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website  www.busbahnbim.at

 

With Verbundlinie’s BusBahnBim route planner app, planning your journey has never been easier: simply enter towns and/or addresses, stop names or points of interest to check all bus, train and tram connections in Austria. The app is available free of charge for smartphones – on Google Play and in the App Store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting there

You can arrive by public transport. It is also possible to arrive by car via the A2 Südautobahn. Freeway exit: Ilz/Fürstenfeld

Parking

Parking available

Coordinates

DD
47.000932, 15.935091
DMS
47°00'03.4"N 15°56'06.3"E
UTM
33T 571089 5205692
w3w 
///trivia.paddock.including
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Kompass hiking guide "Styrian Volcano Country - On the trail of the volcanoes".
Descriptions, route maps and elevation profiles ISBN 978-3-85026-096-1 www.kompass.at

Author’s map recommendations

Information Office Riegersburg
Riegersburg 87
8333 Riegersburg
Tel.: +43 3153 86 70
tourismus@riegersburg.com
www.riegersburg.com

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Equipment

 

Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit, including blister plasters, belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress in layers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
85 m
Descent
85 m
Highest point
396 m
Lowest point
314 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Insider tip

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