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Handspur: Loipersdorf-Kapfenstein - Auf den Spuren der Vulkane

Hiking Route · Thermen- & Vulkanland
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Where the volcanic land of Styria touches Burgenland and leads from the healing thermal waters to the fire, the extinct volcanoes!
moderate
Distance 31.6 km
9:00 h
448 m
384 m
427 m
246 m

Author’s recommendation

Make a stop at the Berghofer Mill in Fehring!
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kapfensteiner Kogel, 427 m
Lowest point
246 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 40.95%Dirt road 10.49%Forested/wild trail 14.54%Path 11.95%Road 16.05%Unknown 0.15%
Asphalt
12.9 km
Dirt road
3.3 km
Forested/wild trail
4.6 km
Path
3.8 km
Road
5.1 km
Unknown
0 km
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Rest stops

Heuriger zum Sieglhof
Buschenschank Kapper
bruchmann's
Buschenschank Kuruzzenschenke & Weinhof Konrad
Kapfensteinerhof
Buschenschank Schuster
Schloss Restaurant Kapfenstein
Buschenschank Puff

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?

 

Start

Spa Loipersdorf (336 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.983752, 16.109114
DMS
46°59'01.5"N 16°06'32.8"E
UTM
33T 584346 5203955
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Destination

Kapfenstein

Turn-by-turn directions

Where the volcanic land touches BurgenlandIn Unterlamm, the volcanic land stretches its five fingers of the left hand furthest to the east and touches the Loipersdorf spa with its fingertips. From here we hike first through the forest, then through the open hilly landscape to the lookout point, from where not only the village of Unterlamm, but also many other elevations of the region and beyond offer an extremely rich panorama. Through the pretty village we come to the Celtic Tree of Life Circle, which like many other stations belongs to the Experience Trail of the Senses, which has accompanied us to this point.Over the Nesselbachberg and the Mauserberg we reach Hohenbrugg on varied paths. In keeping with the hand trace, we first walk to some old arms of the Raab, where a Tschartake reminds us of the region's fortified past. Past the castle we hike to the Fröhlichberg and further to Weinberg. From here we cross the Raab valley and arrive in Fehring. Worth seeing are the Tabor complex, the main square and the parish church from 1305, where attentive visitors will also find the statue of the Virgin Mary with the crooked mouth, a carving error in the course of a "modernization" of the Gothic statue.Via the mystical quarry we go up again to the Kuruzzenkogel, where the picturesque Kellergassl with its beautiful Kellerstöckln awaits us. From now on we can enjoy walking along the hill until we reach the fieriest area in the Vulkanland with the Kapfensteiner Kogel.

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

 

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Getting there

Follow the signs "Therme Loipersdorf". This way you will comfortably reach your destination. You do not want to rely on the signs - detailed information on how to get there can be found here.

Parking

Free parking available directly in front of the spa resort Loipersdorf.

Coordinates

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46.983752, 16.109114
DMS
46°59'01.5"N 16°06'32.8"E
UTM
33T 584346 5203955
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Kompass Wanderführer "Steirisches Vulkanland - Auf den Spuren der Vulkane"
Beschreibungen, Routenkarten und Höhenprofilen ISBN 978-3-85026-096-1 www.kompass.at

 

Author’s map recommendations

Vulkanland-Wanderkarte "Mensch & Natur" 1:500.000
Steirisches Vulkanland Tel. +43 (0)3152/8575-710 www.spuren.at

freytag & berndt WK 412 Südoststeirisches Hügelland, Vulkanland, Bad Gleichenberg, Bad Radkersburg

freytag & berndt WK 423 Steirisches Thermenland - Südliches Burgenland - Steirisches Vulkanland

 

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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.

 

Touring bikes or city bikes are recommended. Tip: A basic equipment of tools and accessories such as spare inner tube and/or repair kit, spanner, air pump, brake and shift cable as well as a screwdriver can never hurt.

 

 

 


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
31.6 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
448 m
Descent
384 m
Highest point
427 m
Lowest point
246 m
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