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Stage 30 From Glacier to Wine North Route Fürstenfeld - Unterlamm

Hiking trail · Thermen- & Vulkanland
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The hiking tour in the heart of the Thermen- & Vulkanland Styria leads us from the historic town of Fürstenfeld to Unterlamm, a beautiful small town, which lies in the middle of the hilly landscape of the Vulkanland. There should definitely be time for a visit to the town of Fürstenfeld with the imposing remains of its historic fortress wall, because the eventful history has also left us particularly valuable contemporary witnesses such as the Pfeilburg Museum. Leaving the city, the tour continues through the adjacent city forest and via the villages of Dietersdorf and Bad Loipersdorf uphill to the thermal spa of the same name, which is probably the most versatile thermal spa resort in Europe. The second section of the tour takes us along the network of trails of the Vulkanland through the lovely hilly landscape of this enchanting part of southeastern Austria. By the way, on the bird trail we can test our knowledge about the local forest bird breeding. Those seeking peace and quiet will find it at the end of the tour in Unterlamm at power spots such as the natural pond or the Lourdes Marian Grotto.
Distance 16.9 km
4:30 h
250 m
240 m
379 m
243 m
Around the thermal spa Loipersdorf are the so-called life paths. These want to stimulate, stimulate to reflect as well as to move. Get out of the gray daily grind and listen again to your own heart, to your own spirit. This stage truly unites body, mind and soul.

Author’s recommendation

In the Thermen- & Vulkanland region of Styria, Eastern Styria and Southern and Western Styria, the GenussCard opens the door to over 200 excursion destinations when you stay overnight in one of the approximately 100 GenussCard partner establishments. Countless of these GenussCard excursion destinations, ranging from culinary manufactories to bathing lakes and museums, are located directly on the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine".
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Günther Steininger 
Update: September 16, 2022
Highest point
379 m
Lowest point
243 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Altstadt Bauernladen
Kleine Landküche
Thermenstadl Heuriger
Thermenresort Loipersdorf
Thermenheuriger Kropf
Riegler's Buschenschank/Apartment
Heuriger zum Sieglhof
Buschenschank Kapper

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Tel. +43 316 4003



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Fürstenfeld (276 m)
47.051694, 16.073784
47°03'06.1"N 16°04'25.6"E
33T 581555 5211468
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Turn-by-turn directions

As the starting point of this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" we choose the Graz Gate, where the Municipality is also located. We branch off onto Augustinerplatz and then turn into Theatergasse, which takes us to Hauptplatz. We cross the square and on the other side we reach Mittergasse, which we follow out of town and then we cross the main street to reach a traffic circle. There we keep straight on in order to reach Bahnhofstraße via Parkstraße. We walk along this street and immediately after the station we turn left into Jahnstraße, which finally leads us into the Stadtwald.

We walk through the Stadtwald with its beautiful tree population for about 1 km and then turn right to reach Bad Loipersdorf via the small village of Dietersdorf. In the village we keep to the left in front of the municipal office in order to reach the low-traffic Schulstraße. Before we get to the sewage treatment plant, the path bends to the right, which we follow to get back to Thermenstraße. Note: on days when the Thermenstraße is less frequented, it is also possible to follow the Thermenstraße past the municipal office.

After about 600 meters, past the Thermenland Inn, we turn right into the Rehgraben. Here the path leads us now partly through shady woods slightly uphill in a loop towards the thermal spa. At the Loipenhof we return to the Thermenstraße, turn sharp right and hike along the road for a short distance before we continue on a section of the beautifully laid out Lebenspfade around the Therme Loipersdorf directly to the Therme. Note: Between the Thermenland Inn and the Loipenhof you can also stay on the footpath and cycle path to shorten the route somewhat, but especially on hot days the Rehgraben offers itself as a "cooling off" away from the traffic.

A few meters after the thermal baths, we now turn right and embark on a section of the "Spiritual Path", which leads from Kirchberg to Unterlamm or the thermal baths of Loipersdorf, but in the opposite direction from west to east. We, however, hike from east to west and so the path, which is marked with the signs "Handspur", takes us off the road through beautiful pieces of forest, small settlements and farmsteads with their surrounding fields to the vineyards and orchards northeast of Unterlamm, our stage stop. A tip for the next day: get up early and get going, because the next stage takes us to Riegersburg with its imposing castle, which must be visited.


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Public transport


Accessible by train and bus.

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

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Getting there

Detaillierte Informationen zur Anreise finden Sie hier.


There are numerous parking spaces available on the outskirts of Fürstenfeld (note: there is a short-term parking zone in the city center).


47.051694, 16.073784
47°03'06.1"N 16°04'25.6"E
33T 581555 5211468
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Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer "Vom Gletscher zum Wein": auf 160 Seiten mit 80 Farbabbildungen 60 Höhenprofile, 60 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:75.000, zwei Übersichtskarten, GPS-Tracks zum Download, Format 11,5 x 16,5 cm, kartoniert mit Polytex-Laminierung, ISBN 978-3-7633-4550-2, www.rother.de

Author’s map recommendations

Gratis Pocket Card Wanderroute "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" finden Sie auf www.steiermark.com

Kompass WK225 Steirisches Hügel-, Vulkan- und Thermenland, Mureck, Bad Radkersburg, Murska Sobota www.kompass.at

Freytag & Berndt WK423 Steirisches Thermenland · Südliches Burgenland · Steirisches Vulkanland www.freytagberndt.at

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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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16.9 km
4:30 h
250 m
240 m
Highest point
379 m
Lowest point
243 m
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