Short circular hike around Peggau
A grotto, a spring, a waterfall … Peggau is unique when it comes to natural beauty.
The highlights of this short circular hike can be enjoyed in any season. The Peggau Märchenweg (fairy tale path), which runs along the same route, is an exciting attraction for children.
Via the A9 or the S35 (exit Peggau–Deutschfeistritz)
Starting at Peggau–Deutschfeistritz railway station, walk in the direction of the Peggauer Wand rock face, turn right into Alte Landstrasse and continue in a southerly direction to the foot of the ruins of Peggau Castle. The route is well signposted. Below the castle hill, experience the impressive natural spectacle of the Mitterbach waterfall, a landmark of natural beauty that radiates peace. Along the way you’ll also pass the Marienbründl spring, whose water has been attributed healing powers since time immemorial and which also has a splendid wayside tabernacle shrine. Peggau Castle, now a ruin and in private hands, is one of the oldest fortified castles in Styria.
Visiting the Lurgrotte Peggau grotto is a must!
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. (Peggau–Deutschfeistritz railway station)
More information on train and bus connections: www.verbundlinie.at and www.oebb.at
Car park at the railway station.
You can learn more about the secret of life on the Peggau fairy tale path. Once upon a time there was a big, beautiful lady bear called Peggi. After a centuries-long sleep, she woke up and set off on the fairy tale path in Peggau. With a booklet that tells the whole tale, you too can set off to explore this idyllic hiking trail immersed in beautiful nature. The booklet is available at restaurants and petrol stations in Peggau for a small charge. For further information, go to the starting point at the Lurgrotte Peggau grotto.