Ruine Peggau | © Tourismusregion Stübing I Deutschfeistritz I Peggau I Übelbach, Foto: Lunghammer

From Peggau to the Tanneben plateau

From Peggau to Pöllau and back via the Badl gorge

If you enjoy being in the countryside but don’t want to deny your taste for adventure, this tour from Peggau to Pöllau and back is just the thing for you. It’s exciting for hikers of all ages and has so much in store for you to discover again and again.





Via the A9 coming from Graz or St. Michael (exit Peggau–Deutschfeistritz), or via the S35 (exit Peggau–Mitte).
From Peggau railway station you first make for the Peggauer Wand rock face. It is a nature-protected area, one of the Natura 2000 regions, and its caves are habitat to endangered, strictly protected species such as bats. On trail no. 756 you wander upwards onto the Taschen, then in a northerly direction across the Tanneben plateau (trail no. 12), and west of the Möstl- and Bloderkogel hills back to Pöllau, where there are plenty of refreshment points for invigoration. Going back, take trail no. 13 across the Bass gorge and past the Mautbühl hill towards the Pöllau cement works, then onwards to Peggau–Deutschfeistritz railway station.

A variant is the romantic trail no. 750 through the Badl gorge. But caution! The route crosses the Badlbach stream, is slippery in some spots and is only suitable for the surefooted!

The Repolust cave north of Peggau in the Badl gorge contains the oldest traces of human existence in Austria. Vestiges of fire places are around 300,000 years old.
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 details on train and bus connections: and

GUSTmobil minivan stops nearby: 1463, 1460 (on the Taschen in Semriach)

Rides can be booked a minimum of 60 minutes before desired departures by telephone (0123 500 44 11), or via Internet (, using the app. (business hours: Monday – Saturday: 6am – 12 midnight, Sundays & public holidays: 6am – 10pm)

Public car park in the Badl gorge (past the cement factory in the direction of the Lurgrotte Peggau grotto), or Park&Ride car park at Peggau–Deutschfeistritz railway station.

GUSTmobil-Haltestellen in der Nähe:           1463, 1460 (auf der Taschen in Semriach)

Einkehrmöglichkeiten:                                   Gasthof Zur Post, Restaurant La Cucina

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