Senses hike: Rettenbach - Mariatrost
Loud splashing, wonderfully fragrant Christmas trees, colourful orchards and a sensational view. From Rettenbachklamm gorge via Stephanienwarte to Mariatrost, there is a lot to discover!
Especially on hot summer days, a detour to the Rettenbachklamm gorge is recommended. The shady and cool path is a blessing and there is plenty to discover in the small pools and streams. Once you have crossed the gorge, you follow the path through orchards up to the Stephanienwarte. The observation tower, which is named after the wife of Crown Prince Rudolph, Stephanie of Belgium, was opened in 1880 and can be seen as a counterpart to the Rudolfswarte on the Buchkogel.
Arrival by car: Via the A2 or A9 freeway you can get directly to the provincial capital Graz.
Getting back: Tram line 1 from Mariatrost