Cafe-Konditorei Pension Marianne
Safety informationHiking 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!
Surefootedness is a perquisite for the climb up the Pfaffenkogel mountain.
Tips and hintsFor 650 years, pilgrims have been visiting the beautiful gothic church of Maria Strassengel, which looks out onto the Mur valley. The “root cross”, a piece of tree root in the shape of Jesus Christ on the Cross, and “Madonna of the Wheat Ears”, a devotional picture of Mary wearing a dress decorated with ears of corn, are particularly revered here. There is also the highest smokehouse in Styria to be admired. Guided tours can be booked (T +43 3124 51 255).
If you want to walk further, you can continue on the pilgrimage trail no. 1 to Thal or hike to the ruins of Gösting Castle on the northern outskirts of Graz.
This topographically varied two-hour hike to the northern outskirts of Graz passes over the Frauenkogel and the Steinkogel saddle, goes past the St Anna fountain and ends at the ruins of Gösting Castle.