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Stage 31 From Glacier to Wine North Route Unterlamm - Riegersburg

· 1 review · Hiking trail · Thermen- & Vulkanland
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  • Blick auf die Riegersburg
    Blick auf die Riegersburg
    Photo: bigshot.at, CC BY-ND, Steiermark Tourismus/bigshot.at
m 400 350 300 250 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Gölles … Essigmanufaktur EAT & ART Vinothek Malerwinkl Weinbau Gölles Lourdes Mariengrotte Burg Riegersburg
From Unterlamm, this tour takes us through the hilly landscape of the Thermen- & Vulkanland Styria, whose fertile soil is the source of almost inexhaustible outstanding culinary products and delicacies. Wonderful viewpoints of this landscape alternate with small villages like Hatzendorf, before we end up at the foot of the Riegersburg in the town of the same name.
Distance 17.6 km
5:30 h
470 m
380 m
386 m
267 m
For 850 years, Riegersburg Castle has been enthroned in the midst of the Styrian Thermen- & Vulkanland. As the strongest fortress in the western world, with its seven gates that have never been taken until the entrance to the castle, it casts a spell over visitors today: the castle's museums are a source of wonder, and the via ferrata on the castle rock provides thrills. Around the castle, enjoyment reigns supreme - to be experienced and experienced on the enjoyment hiking trail. Simply incomparable: the handmade chocolates of Zotter, fine vinegars and noble brandies of Gölles, tender ham of Vulcano or exquisite wines of the numerous winegrowers.

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
386 m
Lowest point
267 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

EAT & ART Vinothek Malerwinkl
Weinbau Gölles
Gölles Schnapsbrennerei & Essigmanufaktur
Vulkanland Sektmanufakutur
Wein:gut Buschenschank Bernhart

Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

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

Steiermark Tourismus

Tel. +43 316 4003



If you would like to hire a  tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:

Tel. +43 316 4003 450, 


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Unterlamm (276 m)
46.977486, 16.058680
46°58'38.9"N 16°03'31.2"E
33T 580520 5203206
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Turn-by-turn directions

Our today's stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" leads us until a few kilometers before Riegersburg on the Spiritual Path, which leads from Kirchberg to Unterlamm through the Thermen- & Vulkanland. Our route, however, is in the opposite direction from east to west. We leave Unterlamm via a meadow path that leads us uphill to the Lang guesthouse. Here we continue along the ridge towards Setzberg. From here we have another beautiful view of the village of Unterlamm. At the Setzberg, the baroque Josefskapelle (St. Joseph's Chapel) with a view of the slopes around Unterlamm invites you to take a break. Continuing along the ridge, partly through beautiful shady forests, the path goes over the Ederberg and Glatzberg via the Thermenlandhof Thierjakl with its beautiful orchard to Hatzendorf, where we should visit the Eat & Art Vinothek Malerwinkl. Parallel on this section from Ederberg to Hatzendorf accompanies us the beekeeper's path.

From Hatzendorf the tour continues for us to the church of St. Peter and Paul, whose patron saint is celebrated on June 29, and over the settlement of Kirchenegg, located on a ridge, in the direction of Unterstang. Here we turn left to go directly to Riegersburg. Although now the view of the Riegersburg attracts us like a magnet, we should still take time to visit the Gölles manufactory for noble brandies & fine vinegar. Afterwards, the path leads us straight to the lovely village of Riegersburg, which nestles against the volcanic cone of the mighty castle, before our next day's stage takes us to Fehring in the Raab Valley.


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Public transport

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

Detaillierte Informationen zur Anreise finden Sie hier.


In Unterlamm there are several parking spaces available in the center of the village.


46.977486, 16.058680
46°58'38.9"N 16°03'31.2"E
33T 580520 5203206
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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.

Questions and answers

Question from Claudia Berchthaller · December 30, 2021 · Community
Unterkünfte in Riegersburg
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Answered by Helmuth Peer  · December 30, 2021 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
https://www.genusshotel-riegersburg.at https://www.riegersburgerhof.at LG Helmuth Peer
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Alois Schunko 
April 08, 2019 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
Eine landschaftlich schöne Wanderung durch die Südoststeiermark
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Oberlamm, 8. April 2019 16:46:00
Photo: Alois Schunko, ÖAV Sektion Gleisdorf
Hatzendorf , 8. April 2019 16:46:43
Photo: Alois Schunko, ÖAV Sektion Gleisdorf
Unterlamm Tiergarten , 8. April 2019 16:48:29
Photo: Alois Schunko, ÖAV Sektion Gleisdorf

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17.6 km
5:30 h
470 m
380 m
Highest point
386 m
Lowest point
267 m
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