Ringkogel (789 m) - Ringwarte
The Ringkogel (789 m) is part of the Masenberg massif and is located near Hartberg and offers an idyllic setting that is perfect for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts. The climb to the summit leads through picturesque forests and always offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. In spring and summer the region shines in a sea of colors of blooming flowers, while in autumn the forests glow in warm red and gold tones.
The crowning glory of the Ringkogel is undoubtedly the Ringwarte, built in 1906. This observation tower rises majestically above the treetops and offers a 360-degree view over Eastern Styria.
Interesting facts about the Ringkogel and the Ringwarte:
- Steeped in history: The Ringkogel is a place steeped in history - the Celtic settlements on the Ringkogel bear witness to this.
- Height and view: With a tower height of 30 m, the Ringwarte offers an incomparable panoramic view over the East Styrian hills. After climbing the 99 steps inside the wooden tower, on a clear day you will be rewarded with a view as far as Slovenia and Hungary.
- Winemakers and vineyards: The northernmost wine-growing region in Styria is located on the southern slopes of the Ringkogel.
The Ringwarte is open during the opening hours of the “Rastplatz zur Ringwarte” refuge (season: April to the end of October).