Hiking paths in OberGraz are generally easy to negotiate. Nevertheless, you should choose hiking routes that correspond to your level of fitness and surefootedness. Dogs must be kept on a leash! Don’t forget to check the opening hours of inns, restaurants or huts you’re planning to go to!
Wear sturdy footwear, pack first-aid set, drinking bottle, provisions, sun, rain and cold protection into your rucksack – and off you go!
Tips, hints and links
Everyone around here knows the Ribislbar, whether from hearsay or from having spent time there. For older people, it’s a part of their glorified youth, for the young, a gastronomic and philosophical mecca. Opposite the convent in the Dultgraben you can see a mountain cemetery with uniform crosses. The sisters of the “Maria Rast” convent in Dult have been buried here since the 19th century.
Park & Ride parking area in Gratkorn behind the BP petrol station (372 m)
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Park & Ride parking area in Gratkorn behind the BP petrol station
Starting at the Park & Ride parking area in Gratkorn (between the BP petrol station and the Peterhof inn), go west towards the town centre. At the intersection, go right into Dultstrasse in the direction of Dultgraben. Hike along trail no. 5 into the Hahngraben, then bear right and continue on trail no. 6 to the Rannach Alpine Garden, where food and drink is served. Trail no. 1 will lead you back to the Dultgraben, past the convent and under the motorway bridge. If you’re (still) hungry, the Brunnhansl tavern is a good place for hearty home-made snacks. To get to this tavern, take the first turning right after the motorway bridge and then the third turning left.
Public transport friendly
Hikers can easily arrive without a car by using bus or train services. The frequent S1 trains between Graz and Bruck/ Mur make reaching OberGraz easy. (Gratwein–Gratkorn railway station)
More information on train and bus connections: www.verbundlinie.at and www.oebb.at
To get to the starting point, take the no. 110 or no. 140 bus line.
Via the A9 motorway (exit Gratkorn-Süd or Gratkorn-Nord).
Coming from the north on the S35, take the exit Peggau–Deutschfeistritz and continue on the B 67 to Gratkorn.
Park & Ride parking area in Gratkorn (between the BP petrol station und the Peterhof inn).