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On the trail of the pilgrims

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  • Brühlweg © TV Hartbergerland, Nicole Friesenbichler
    Brühlweg © TV Hartbergerland, Nicole Friesenbichler
    Photo: Nicole Friesenbichler, CC BY, TV Oststeiermark | Hartbergerland
m 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 10 8 6 4 2 km POSCH MÜHLLE Wallfahrtskirche Pöllauberg, … Partner Burg Neuberg, … Steiermark Buschenschank Moser Kirche St. Anna Allmer Felsen

Hartberg - St. Anna - Pöllauberg | Pilgrimage - following the longing

The pilgrims' path leads from Hartberg, the centre of Eastern Styria, via Neuberg and the church of St. Anna to Pöllauberg.

Open
moderate
Distance 12 km
3:45 h
521 m
157 m
749 m
383 m

In 1679, the year of the plague, the parish of Hartberg vowed an annual pilgrimage to Pöllauberg. This pilgrimage is still alive today and the route leads via St. Anna, every 8th September. On the occasion of the first Hartberg pilgrimage, a votive image was erected in Pöllauberg, which has survived to this day.The Marian pilgrimage site of Pöllauberg lies in the middle of the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park. The pilgrimage church, whose founder was Katharina von Stubenberg, is one of the most magnificent High Gothic churches in all of Styria.The pilgrimage to Pöllauberg began with the veneration of an image of the Virgin Mary in the 12th century. Since then, the attraction of the place has remained unbroken. Due to its exposed location, Pöllauberg is rightly called the "sun and view terrace of Eastern Styria". You can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view over the entire eastern Styrian hill country all the way to Slovenia and far into the Hungarian lowlands.

Author’s recommendation

Sturdy shoes are recommended for this hike.

In case of emergency, please dial:

  • Emergency call fire brigade: 122
  • Emergency call police: 133
  • Emergency call rescue: 144
  • Euro-emergency call: 112
  • ARBÖ breakdown emergency call: 123

Emergency reporting tips - provide answers to the six W-questions:

  • What happened?
  • How many injured?
  • Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)?
  • Who reported the accident (call-back number)?
  • When did the accident happen?
  • Weather at the accident site?
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TV Hartbergerland - Martin Postl, Nicole Friesenbichler, Wolfgang Wallner
Update: July 25, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
749 m
Lowest point
383 m
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Track types

Asphalt 54.85%Dirt road 6.34%Forested/wild trail 10.22%Path 23.43%Road 5.13%
Asphalt
6.6 km
Dirt road
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
1.2 km
Path
2.8 km
Road
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof "Zum Jagawirt" - Familie Goger

Safety information

Sturdy shoes are recommended and 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 including blister plasters belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system"! Sturdy shoes(It is not possible to stop for refreshments en route.)

Tips and hints

Mehr Informationen:

Tourismusverband Oststeiermark

Geschäftsstelle Hartberg

Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

+43 3332 603300

 

 

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Start

Hartberg City Park (382 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.281158, 15.964841
DMS
47°16'52.2"N 15°57'53.4"E
UTM
33T 572966 5236860
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Destination

Parish of Pöllauberg, Oberneuberg 1

Turn-by-turn directions

- Follow the red-white-red markings with the number 946 in the Statdpark past the old laundry pond into Brühlgasse past the Radl bakery to turn right into Brühlbachweg shortly after the Schaumühle Posch mill,- here we walk over stairs and bridges to the Ringstraße. At the Winderlinde, which is a protected natural monument, we climb along the Brühl (protected landscape area) past the "Marterl in der Brühl" to the Neubergsweg,- Follow this path past the turn-off to the Steinbauer wine tavern and the Eger Cross to a turn-off into a meadow, which we follow to a farmhouse, where we turn right again along a road and come to the Hofrichter Marterl above Neuberg Castle,- here we follow the road uphill past the Postl Cross and Schöngrundner Cross to the turn-off for path no. 2,- we continue along the Neuberg road and come to a gravel path in the forest and over a knoll, along the edge of the forest to the road to St. Anna where we come to the church of St. Anna,

- after the church we keep to the left and walk along the road for about 2.5 kilometres until we reach the crossroads Oberneuberg-Spitzberg,- here we turn right and immediately left into Sackstraße and then left again towards the Pöllauberg church,- after the Boletz Chapel we go steeply uphill to an access road, which we follow on the left, then we pass the Lebenbauerkreuz on the right and also pass the house on the right,- At the road, keep to the right and walk steeply uphill until you reach the Pöllauberg, partly via steps.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the BusBahnBim app of Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all connections by bus, train and tram in Austria can be queried by entering places and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

Getting there

Accessible via the A2 Südautobahn, Hartberg exit. In Hartberg, follow the signs to the city centre.

Detailed information on how to get here can be found here.

Parking

Sparkassen Parkdeck, Alleegasse, 8230 Hartberg

Coordinates

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47.281158, 15.964841
DMS
47°16'52.2"N 15°57'53.4"E
UTM
33T 572966 5236860
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The Rother hiking guide "From Glacier to Wine" - long-distance hiking in Styria can be purchased at the tourist office, 8230 Alleegasse 6, or conveniently ordered online at ROTHER WANDERFÜHRER here.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking & leisure map for the Hartberg region available at the Hartberg Tourist Office , Alleegasse 6 or order conveniently from home. Order brochures here

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Equipment

More information:

East Styria Tourist BoardHartberg office

Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

+43 3332 603300

 

The Styria Tours App, which is available free of charge on Google Play and in the App Store (Android, iOS), offers detailed first-hand information: short facts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent in metres of altitude, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, summit finder, navigation along the tour. In addition, you can create your personal list of favourite tours and points, save tours and excursion destinations offline, use social media channels and more.


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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
521 m
Descent
157 m
Highest point
749 m
Lowest point
383 m
Public-transport-friendly Cultural/historical interest Scenic Refreshment stops available Dog-friendly Linear route

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