Pure pleasure in Rein
Alpine longhorn beetles, playgrounds, lovely views … there’s plenty for everyone in the Rein area
The Prälatenweg path is ideally suited for manoeuvring impellers and pushchairs. It leads past a beautiful playground next to the stream, a promise of cooling on hot summer days.
The Ulrichsberg tour takes you up to the church of St Ulrich, which has drawn the eyes of visitors to this valley basin ever since 1453.
The Alpenbockweg is a path that got its name from the beautiful, strictly protected species of the blueish-black Alpine longhorn beetle, which (still) has its habitat here and – if you’re lucky – can be photographed from early July to mid-August. Start at the Rein Abbey car park, take trail no. 31 after the Johann Pabst Halle and ascend to St Ulrich’s church, which has drawn the eyes of visitors to this valley basin ever since 1453. The path then leads on via the Ulrichsberg forest road into Kastental valley (trail 34a/b and through Mühlbachgraben/Prälatenweg back to the abbey; distance: 5 km, lasting 2 hours; altitude difference: 180 m).
The Ulrichsberg tour leads from Rein Abbey via trail no. 31 up to St Ulrich’s church, which has drawn the eyes of visitors to this valley basin ever since 1453. The way back to the abbey is via the Sonnseitenweg path (no. 31). Distance: 3.5 km, lasting 1.5 hours.
The Prälatenweg is the first and only barrier-free hiking path in OberGraz. Starting at Rein Abbey, you follow the gravel forest road and the Eisbach upstream (trail no. 30). After some time you see a small bridge at the right signalling the way back. This site is a popular playground for children and cooling refreshment for dogs. The path is easily negotiable both walking and by bike, also with pushchairs and wheelchairs. Distance: 3 km, lasting 1 hour, barrier-free.
More details on train and bus connections: www.verbundlinie.at and www.oebb.at
Before your visit, it’s worth taking a look into the event calendar: the abbey organises numerous concerts, readings and exhibitions to attract visitors. The Stiftstaverne is an ideal place to meditate on your impressions of the day, while enjoying the pleasures of the palate.