Silber circuit in Übelbach
Where once silver was mined, you can now jog, hike and stroll – and quench your thirst with some golden “barley juice”. Übelbach has changed from mining silver to brewing gold.
Going down, the trail leads you under the L385, over the bridge that crosses the Übelbach stream, and into the Sperbergraben. Go briefly uphill, turn left and pass under the motorway bridge. Follow the gravel road to the Vinzenz promenade turnoff and continue through the forest to the Niesengraben.
After crossing the municipal road, follow the trail along the slope to the motorway bridge and enjoy the magnificent view over the whole valley. Continue to the small Warthkogel housing estate. At the end of the estate turn left onto the little road, then left again and over the motorway bridge. Now the trail goes uphill a bit before you bear left and walk along the edge of the forest in the direction of Köppelgraben. Then simply go on to the old market, where you’ll find several places to eat as well as the train station, the starting point of the tour.
More information on train and bus connections: www.verbundlinie.at and www.oebb.at
The largest beer mug in the world can be seen in the pub garden of the Grossauer brewery in idyllic Übelbach. With a height of 7 metres and weighing 3 tons when empty, it can hold around 11,200 litres of barley juice. It took the members of the Leitnbierclub no less than 1,790 working hours to make this giant vessel out of 150-year-old larch wood, fibreglass and steel. In 2009 the mug was recognized as a world record.