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Weg der Besinnung

Nature Trail · Thermen- & Vulkanland
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  • Nordic Walking zwischen den Weingärten
    Nordic Walking zwischen den Weingärten
    Photo: Werner Krug, Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland
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The geomantic places along the trail invite you to recharge your batteries and spend time. Let's take the time and feel the energy along the path of reflection!
easy
Distance 2.5 km
1:00 h
115 m
115 m
470 m
377 m
"The path of reflection leads us over the Kapfensteiner Kogel, into a wonderful landscape in the heart of the volcanic country of southeastern Styria. Selected places invite you to experience the diversity of nature and culture in their visible but also invisible qualities."

STATIONS along the way:
1.Hoher Stein - Flowing, the power of the earth rises and fills the space full of vitality.
2.Marienbründl - The source leads us to the origin of life.
3.Josefsbild - With the vastness opens the lightness of being.
4.Place of Fire - The inner fire inspires the spirit.
5.Sacred Heart Chapel - We encounter the essential with the heart.
6.Vital center - Everything is connected with everything.
7.Place of dance - Movement and rhythm carry life.
8.St. Nicholas Parish Church - The encounter with God is also an encounter with the landscape and with ourselves.
9.Place at the church - Communication promotes mutual understanding.

Author’s recommendation

Take time to feel the geomantic places and actively perceive them!
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Author
Daniela Neubauer
Update: August 24, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kapfensteiner Kogel, 470 m
Lowest point
377 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 12.64%Dirt road 9.98%Forested/wild trail 40.22%Path 13.22%Unknown 23.90%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
1 km
Path
0.3 km
Unknown
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Schloss Restaurant Kapfenstein
GEO-Info Kapfenstein
Kapfensteinerhof
Weingut Winkler-Hermaden, Schloss Kapfenstein

Safety information

 

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
ambulance: 144
European emergency call: 112
firefighters: 122
police: 133

 

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

Gemeindeamt Kapfenstein
www.kapfenstein.at

 

Tourismusverband Thermen- und Vulkanland

Gästeinfo Bad Gleichenberg
Obere Brunnenstraße 1, 8344 Bad Gleichenberg
Tel. +43(0)3159 / 2203
info@bad-gleichenberg.at

www.thermen-vulkanland.at

 

Start

Gasthof Kapfensteinerhof (390 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.889850, 15.978805
DMS
46°53'23.5"N 15°58'43.7"E
UTM
33T 574566 5193388
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Destination

Gasthof Kapfensteinerhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Nine geomantic places around the Kapfensteiner Kogel invite you to perceive the special qualities of energy resting places and the power of nature. Starting from the Kapfensteinerhof inn, this contemplation trail leads you on partly narrow paths through steep terrain and invites you to trace the four elements enjoy the charming atmosphere around the Herz-Jesu chapel, hike to the highest point of the Kapfensteiner Kogel and finally relax under a pear tree in front of the church.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

 

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

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

Parking

Free parking available at the starting point

Coordinates

DD
46.889850, 15.978805
DMS
46°53'23.5"N 15°58'43.7"E
UTM
33T 574566 5193388
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Kompass hiking guide "Styrian Volcano Country - On the trail of the volcanoes".
Descriptions, route maps and elevation profiles ISBN 978-3-85026-096-1 www.kompass.at

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available in the guest information Bad Gleichenberg and the municipal office Kapfenstein! Accompanying booklet "Weg der Besinnung" available in the tourist office and in the municipal office Kapfenstein!

Volcano country hiking map "Man & Nature
1:500.000 Styrian Volcanic Country Tel. +43 (0)3152/8575-710 www.spuren.at

freytag & berndt WK 412 Southeast Styrian Hills, Volcanic Country, Bad Gleichenberg, Bad Radkersburg 

Equipment

 

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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.5 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
115 m
Descent
115 m
Highest point
470 m
Lowest point
377 m
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