Through the Open-Air Museum Stübing and round the Pfaffenkogel

Hike through the valley of farms, between water and rocks, Austria’s characteristic house landscapes, and a nature reserve close to the Styrian capital city of Graz.

Fancy a hike past the Berglerhaus, a traditional house of Burgenland, and the mountain chalet of the Bregenz Forest? You can do this in only a couple of hours in the Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing. Afterwards the tour takes you through the nature reserve round the Pfeffenkogel and back to the starting point.

Start

Kleinstübing railway station

Latitude: 47.176806 Longitude: 15.320726

End point

Kleinstübing railway station

Location plan

From Stübing railway station follow the Mur river downstream along the Graz-Umland-Weg d (regional route GUWd) until you reach the entrance of the Open-Air Museum with a shop and café. This is where our trip of discovery starts: along the entire way to the valley head we find all kinds of traditional Austrian houses on the left and right sides of the path, from the Berglerhaus of Burgenland to the mountain chalet of the Bregenz Forest. In the westernmost part of the museum near the large alpine dairy “in the Bregenz Forest” we leave the grounds of the Open-Air Museum through a turnstile and continue the hike on trail no. 11 in the direction of Enzenbach hospital. Here the asphalt road leads up at the left to the Hörgasbauer tavern, also called Mostschänke Movia. Reinvigorated by award-winning farmer’s bread, march back via Route 562 to Kleinstübing station, the starting point.

Tour properties

Condition
Tekkers
Experience
Landscape

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Map

  • 8.7 km Route
  • 3:0 h Duration
  • 190 m Climbing
  • 190 m Climb down
  • 0.384 m Lowest level
  • 0.574 m Highest point

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