7 Beautiful Autumn Hikes in Steiermark

7 wunderschöne Herbstwanderungen in der Steiermark

When the leaves turn warm autumn colours, it's time to put on your hiking boots and enjoy the beautiful landscape on the hiking trails. Steiermark is known for its spectacular landscapes, picturesque vineyards and majestic mountain peaks and is a very special experience, especially in autumn.
Here are some of the most beautiful autumn hikes this region has to offer.

  • 3-Seen-Weg Mariazeller Bürgeralpe

2.7 km, about 45 minutes

The 3-Seen-Blick ("3-lake-views") circular trail runs along the Bürgeralpe.

The starting point is the mountain station. From there, you hike past a lookout point to the Kristallsee view. Then continue along the circular trail to the Erlaufsee viewpoint.

Finally, you hike past the Hubertusseeblick and back to the mountain station.

You can find more information here.

  • Genusswanderweg Riegersburg

3.6 km, about 1 hour

The trail starts in the centre of Riegersburg and leads around the centuries-old Riegersburg castle.
In the midst of the hilly landscape with its forests, vineyards, meadows and fields, there are also several culinary excursion destinations.
Not only the hiking trail, but also the fantastic view from Riegersburg Castle and its museums are well worth a visit.

You can find more information here.

  • Schöcklkreuz to the Summit

5 km, about 2 hours

The hike starts from the car park at the Schöcklkreuz to the summit plateau of the Schöckel and in an arc back to the starting point.

From the chapel, follow the marked hiking trail no. 730 through forest terrain to the crossroads where the alpine trail begins. After the ascent, continue along the path to the cable car station.

The trail then continues over the rocky Schöckl plateau to the western summit. The view extends from the Hochschwab to the Rote Wand, Teichalm and the Styrian Randgebirge. For the descent, take the hiking trail to Jahnwiese/Jahndenkmal and then return to the ascent route.

You can find more information here.

  • Duisitzkarsee-Hike

5.4 km, 2:20 hours

From Eschachboden, take the hiking trail no. 775 towards Duisitzkarsee. At the beginning, the hiking trail climbs quite steeply past the Seebach waterfall through the high forest to the Saghütten, which you reach after approx. 45 minutes. The trail then continues over the Kesslerboden with a wonderful view of the head of the Obertal valley and - after a few hairpin bends through the forest - you reach the picturesque Duisitzkarsee lake.

You can find more information here.

  • Murauer Hütte to the Frauenalpe

6.4 km, 3 hours

From the starting point at the Murauerhütte (1,583m), the trail continues to the Kasereihütte. From there, you pass the Bernhard Fest Hütte to the summit of the Frauenalpe (1,997m). The summit offers a marvellous view of the Niedere Tauern, the Gurktal Alps and sometimes even the Karawanken.

You can find more information here.

  • Wine trail Ratsch-Ottenberg - South Styrian Wine Route

7.7 km, 2:30 hours

The south of Styria not only impresses with its beautiful landscape, the numerous viewpoints and refreshment stops also make the region an ideal excursion destination.
The Ratsch-Ottenberg wine trail takes you directly through the vineyards of the South Styrian Wine Route. The circular tour starts and ends at the Ratscher Landhaus and leads past many wine taverns and beautiful viewpoints.

You can find more information here.


The autumn hikes in Styria promise many beautiful moments in nature. From the glistening lakes to the golden vineyards, there's something for every nature lover. Get ready to experience the magic of autumn in Styria!

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REELOQ Smartphone Securing
REELOQ Smartphone Securing
REELOQ Smartphone Securing
REELOQ Smartphone Securing
REELOQ Smartphone Securing
REELOQ Smartphone Securing
REELOQ Smartphone Securing

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