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Searching for traces in the Roman Forest

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  • Roman hut
    Roman hut
    Photo: Günther Steininger, Familie Arzberger
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Hike through the fragrant meadows and colorful forests of the southern Wechsel, with beautiful views of Vorau Abbey, Güssing Castle, nearby Burgenland and the Fischbach Alps.

easy
Distance 4 km
1:30 h
27 m
135 m
746 m
614 m

The landscape around Wechsel offers views of several "worlds", as far as Slovenia, the Pannonian Plain and the foothills of the Alps. The tumuli along the hike are popularly called "Roman graves" - hence the name "Römerhütte-Römerhof" These burial sites of Roman nobles were researched by scientists from the Joanneum Graz in the 80s.

 

Beekeeping of family Luef is one of the highlights of our hike. Here mainly blossom honey and forest honey is produced. Propolis drops are a specialty of the beekeeper and are often given to strengthen the immune system. At special beekeeping afternoons you can learn interesting facts about the world of bees. Under Tel. 03331 / 2743 we get information about the dates.

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Author
Günther Steininger 
Update: July 10, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
746 m
Lowest point
614 m
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Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Tips and hints

Community St. Lorenzen am Wechsel

A-8242 St. Lorenzen am Wechsel

Tel. +43 (0)3331/3100

www.st-lorenzen-wechsel.steiermark.at

Start

Village square St. Lorenzen am Wechsel (725 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.441720, 15.953100
DMS
47°26'30.2"N 15°57'11.2"E
UTM
33T 571860 5254693
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Destination

Recreation center Römerhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the village square in St. Lorenzen. We go past the hairdresser along a sidewalk in the direction of the school. There we pass the volunteer fire department of St. Lorenzen and follow the road. After about 1 km we are at the crossroads where we turn right towards Zehenthöf. From there you can see the monastery Vorau in the distance. We follow the road again past the traditional farms and cross the Putzn' Wiesn. In the shady forest there is a bench for a short rest. Here we have to cross a small hill ridge where we finally come out at a clearing. On the left side of the meadow we reach the beekeeping Luef. We turn around again and now walk through the forest. We follow the path for about half an hour, passing a clearing and the "Tumulis" (Roman graves), which finally leads us through the Römerhütte animal park where we finally arrive at the Römerhütte inn and a fun "Roman train ride" around the animal park awaits the hikers.

 

At the apiary of the Luef family, mainly blossom honey and forest honey is produced. Propolis drops are a specialty of the beekeeper and are often given to strengthen the immune system. At special beekeeping afternoons you can learn interesting facts about the world of bees. You can find out the dates by calling 03331 / 2743.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

ÖBB www.oebb.at or

Verbundlinie Styria www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

www.map24.com

Parking

Parking is available directly at the village square.

Coordinates

DD
47.441720, 15.953100
DMS
47°26'30.2"N 15°57'11.2"E
UTM
33T 571860 5254693
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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.

An emergency kit belongs in every backpack!

A clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

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
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
27 m
Descent
135 m
Highest point
746 m
Lowest point
614 m
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