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Hiking in Styria


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Styria is so made accessible to such an extent that outdoor enthusiasts could hike through the mountains for several days. The Gesäuse National Park and seven other nature parks turn Styria not only into a nature paradise, but also into a junction of long-distance hiking tracks. They lead through all altitudes and all kinds of landscapes through the entire region.
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The 10 Most Beautiful hiking routes in Styria

Blick in den Nationalpark Gesäuse
Hiking trail · Gesäuse
Stage 10 From Glacier to Wine North Route Gesäuse Mödlingerhütte - Heßhütte
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10 Open
13.2 km
6:00 h
990 m
820 m
This tour takes us right through the Gesäuse, Austria's youngest national park. From the Mödlinger Hütte at the foot of the Reichenstein, the hiking trail goes via the mountaineering village of Johnsbach to the Heßhütte, probably the most important refuge in the Gesäuse due to its location. Heinrich Heß, who gave the hut its name and is regarded as the person who opened up the Gesäuse mountains, was also one of the initiators of the construction of a hut below the Hochtor peak, as at that time the rush of mountaineers, especially from Vienna, increased so enormously that the existing hay store on the nearby Stadelfeldalm was no longer sufficient as a shelter.
Steirerkas-Kulinarium auf der Viehbergalm
Hiking trail · Dachstein Mountains
Stage 03 From Glacier to Wine North Route Stoderzinken - Bad Mitterndorf
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3 Open
22.2 km
8:00 h
510 m
1,550 m
Through sparse larch forests and through the narrow, gloomy Notgasse, the trail leads us via the Brandalm to the Viehbergalm, a small, beautifully situated alpine village with several managed huts. Particularly well-known and popular is Marianne Gruber's Ritzingerhütte, which spoils hikers as well as mountain bikers with its homemade Steirerkrapfen. Over the Hochmühleck, a beautifully situated panoramic mountain, and through dense forests, this rather long stage leads downhill to Bad Mitterndorf in the Ausseerland Salzkammergut region.
Hiking trail · Schladming-Dachstein
5 Huts Trail - The Classic
recommended route Difficulty moderate
14 km
6:00 h
887 m
887 m
This traditional hiking trail leads from Ramsau Ort to the alpine pasture region at the foot of the Dachstein. This hike can also be combined with public transport: either take the bus to Türlwand and walk back down to Ramsau Ort or do it the other way around. 
Riesach Lake in the Untertal valley, Rohrmoos
Long distance hiking trail · Hochsteiermark
Central Alpine Trail 02 through Styria
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
311.8 km
120:00 h
17,724 m
17,753 m
The highlights of this tour range from crossing the highest elevation on the eastern edge of the Alps, the Stuhleck, to crossing Austria's largest contiguous forest area, Peter Rosegger's forest home in the Fischbacher Alps. Also crossing a unique alpine pasture area around Teichalm and Sommeralm, to crossing the Niedere Tauern on the Schladminger Tauern Höhenweg. Attention: The section through the Bärenschützklamm ravine is closed due to a rockfall! The ravine can be bypassed via the hiking trail leading north of it, from the restaurant Zum guten Hirten to Mautstatt.
Die Waldschule Peter Roseggers
Theme trail · Hochsteiermark
Auf den Spuren Peter Roseggers - Durch seine Heimat
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
26.9 km
11:00 h
1,387 m
779 m
Die Tour durch die Waldheimat im Nordosten der Steiermark - auf Teilstücken des Mariazeller Weges 06, der von Eibiswald im Süden der Steiermark in den berühmten Wallfahrtsort im Norden der Steiermark verläuft, und auf einem Abschnitt des Zentralalpenweges 02, der Österreich von Hainburg an der Donau bis Feldkirch in Vorarlberg durchquert -  führt uns auf die Spuren eines der bekanntesten Dichter Österreichs, Peter Rosegger. Aufgrund der zahlreichen Sehenswürdigkeiten und Stationen empfehlen wir die Tour auf zwei bis drei Tagesetappen aufzuteilen. Einerseits um in die Heimat dieses großen Österreichers so richtig eintauchen, und andererseits um auch die genussreichen Stationen entsprechend auskosten zu können.
Klafferkessel lake plateau - Schladminger Tauern mountain range
Mountain tour · Schladming-Dachstein
Klafferkessel - a majestic tour
recommended route Difficulty difficult
21.3 km
9:45 h
1,576 m
1,579 m
The hiking tour across the lakeland of Klafferkessel on an altitude of 2,300 m with around 30 mountain lakes and tarns is one of the most spectacular, alpine passages in Austria.
Blick auf Altaussee
Hiking trail · Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
Altaussee lake circuit
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
7.5 km
2:30 h
58 m
58 m
One of the most beautiful circular hiking trails in the Salzkammergut awaits you here in Altaussee.   
Hiking trail · Oststeiermark
Almenland-Hiking Trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
14.8 km
5:00 h
310 m
350 m
This trail is the ultimate hike through the core area of the nature park - from the Teichalm to the Brandlucken, with plenty of places to stop for refreshments.
Stdtblick Deutschlandsberg
Hiking trail · Deutschlandsberg
Schilcherweg - S, Großer Oberlaufenegger Rundweg Variante 1
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
10.9 km
3:30 h
480 m
470 m
Dieser Wanderweg führt über die Sulz zum Moserjosl und auch über den Scheidsberg. Man  hat von dort eine herrliche Fernsicht über das Laßnitztal.
Teufelssee (Devil's Lake)
Hiking trail · Hochschwab Group
recommended route Difficulty moderate
21 km
7:15 h
1,109 m
1,109 m
A contemplative circular hike on the northern side of the Hochschwab massif, which leads through an exceptionally beautiful landscape to the lonely twin brother of the "Green Lake" - and beyond.
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