From the Gösting castle ruins to Lake Thalersee
This beautiful hike to Jungfernsprung and past the ruins of Gösting Castle to the popular Thalersee lake offers many highlights for the whole family!
nach 8051 Graz Gösting z.b. über Anton-Kleinoscheg-Straße
At the Graz Gösting bus terminus, the signposted path (563) initially leads quite steeply uphill, after a short time you enter the forest and can already see vineyards in the urban area. Don't miss the short climb to Jungfernsprung on the right before you reach the ruins of Gösting Castle. The views are quite spectacular. You then pass the castle ruins, which are currently being renovated for visitors and will soon be open to the public again.
From here there are many beautiful hiking options, but we stay on the wide forest path towards Thal/Kreuzwirt (563) as far as St. Annen Bründl and then continue along path (31). We then turn right off the gravel path onto a forest path (there is no sign here, follow the markings) and stay on hiking trail 31, descending to a stream and then turning right towards Thal Oberbichl. After crossing the farm, we follow the small road to the Kreuzwirt.After a refreshment stop, we follow trail no. 30 straight on across meadows and woods through Thal until we cross the main road past the horse stud farm to the clearly visible Ernst Fuchs church.
Passing the parish and elementary school, we head back up the other side to Burgrunie Thal and the Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum.
Then down to Lake Thalersee via the road and once around the small lake to the restaurant and the bus stop. Bus no. 48 takes us back to Graz Gösting.