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Organ Hiking: Stage Pöllau - St. Stefan

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  • Pöllau Parish Church and Pöllauberg Pilgrimage Church in the background
    Pöllau Parish Church and Pöllauberg Pilgrimage Church in the background
    Photo: Hans-Jürgen Pailer, Tourismusverband Naturpark Pöllauer Tal
m 450 400 350 10 8 6 4 2 km Gasthof-Restaurant Hubmann Buschenschank Safner Naturpark-Bauernhof Pöltl Café-Pub "s'Gwölb" Kirche St. Stefan
easy
Distance 10.1 km
2:30 h
70 m
170 m
454 m
348 m

We would like to invite you to combine your hike in the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park and in ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee with enjoyment of art and culture and to enjoy the culinary delights. The individual organ walking tours can be easily combined with each other.

Hike from church to church in the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park and ApfelLand- Stubenbergsee regions and get to know the benefits of an individual guided tour with the sound of bells and organs. Download the free app "Hearonymus", set the "Churches in ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee and Naturpark Pöllauer Tal" in the "Guides" and your smartphone has already become an audio guide.

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Tourismusverband Naturpark Pöllauer Tal / Naturparkverein Pöllauer Tal
Update: July 22, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
454 m
Lowest point
348 m
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Track types

Asphalt 43.97%Dirt road 16.89%Forested/wild trail 1.39%Path 28.26%Road 9.46%
Asphalt
4.4 km
Dirt road
1.7 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
2.9 km
Road
1 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Haider
Gasthof-Restaurant Hubmann
Schloßwirt Schmitz
Gasthaus-Fleischerei Ritter
Café Hannes
Café - Konditorei - Lebzelterei Ebner, GenussCard Partner
Parkcafé
Café-Pub "s'Gwölb"
Bäckerei - Café - Konditorei Gotthardt

Safety information

Tips and hints

about the region, accommodation options and culinary tips:

Pöllauer Tal Nature Park Tourist Office

Castle 1, 8225 Pöllau

Tel: +43 3335 4210

Mail:

Web: www.naturpark-poellauertal.at

 

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Start

Pöllau Parish Church (424 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.302348, 15.833481
DMS
47°18'08.5"N 15°50'00.5"E
UTM
33T 563007 5239100
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Destination

St. Stephen's Church

Turn-by-turn directions

Pöllau - Haidenweg - Berger Kreuz - Kroisbach

  • Starting from the Pöllau parish church and heading south, through Lamberggasse or Remigigasse, we begin our tour.
  • After reaching the bridge of the Mausbach near the Buchberger slaughterhouse, we turn left and follow the road to the next crossroads, where we turn right into Wiedenweg and follow the markings red-white-red no. 945 or white-green-white no. 9.
  • Continue along a gravel road through the Berghofer estate, Hinteregg 111, until you reach the signpost with the number 945, Maria Fiederbründl, the marking white-green-white no. 9, and turn right here over the small bridge.From the Freiberg district, head in a south-westerly direction through a slightly ascending mixed forest.
  • After passing a stream over a longer bridge, the trail finally leads slightly uphill over open ground past a chapel to the Mauerhofer family (former inn).
  • From there, slightly uphill in a south-westerly direction to the Berger Kreuz cross and the Kroisbach bus stop.

Kroisbach - Schönau - Schönaudorf - St. Stefan

  • At the Kroisbach bus stop, follow the red-white-red No. 945 markings in a southerly direction to the Schönegg school.
  • Directly in front of the former municipal office (next to the school), the trail branches off left into the forest to the Schönau landmark.
  • From there, continue right through the forest with the markings as before.
  • After a beautiful forest path, we cross an asphalt road and then turn right into the romantic Schönauklamm gorge, past an old mill ruin, we cross the Kroisbach stream over a bridge and arrive at the exit of the gorge.
  • Here we pass a residential house on the left and reach an asphalt road. Then we turn left into Schönaudorf.
  • From the centre of Schönaudorf, we walk along the road on the right for about 1.5 km on the Annahofweg and Fahringweg past small wayside shrines and beautiful detached houses to the Schönau 93 estate, which is located at a crossroads.
  • We turn left on the municipal road and reach the church in St. Stefan on this road.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.302348, 15.833481
DMS
47°18'08.5"N 15°50'00.5"E
UTM
33T 563007 5239100
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Folder "Churches in the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park

Folder "Churches in ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee

Folder "Organ Hiking

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Audio guide app Hearonymus

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Equipment

  • Before starting the hike, check the possibilities for refreshments, including opening times, or pack appropriate food.
  • A good pair of hiking boots is a good companion and should never be missing.
  • Emergency equipment (blister plasters!) belongs in every rucksack.
  • It is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system".
  • Don't forget rain gear, sunglasses and a water bottle, as well as a hiking map, pocket knife and headlamp.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
170 m
Highest point
454 m
Lowest point
348 m
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