Parks & Educational Trails
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The City of Leoben is not only surrounded by plenty of green spaces, it also offers numerous green oases within the city centre: It has seven parks with a total area of approximately 64,000 m2. In addition, there are approximately 20 hectares of municipal forest, for example at Mt. Maßenberg or Mt. Kalvarienberg.
Maßenberg forest trail
On the Maßenberg forest trail, visitors can learn about the importance of the forest and discover its ecosystem.
This educational forest trail has a length of approximately 1.2 kilometres and includes 19 information boards with descriptions of the most important local tree species and forest management and exploitation systems. It ends at the Gasthaus Pampichlerwarte tavern. From there, you can also continue to the Sebanzteich wetland biotope. The Maßenberg forest trail is the first section of the Kalvarienberg trail.
Click here for a detailed itinerary of the Maßenberg forest trail and the Kalvarienberg rail.
Häuselberg bird nature trail
The bird nature trail in the Häuselberg nature conservation area has a length of approximately 1.9 kilometres and begins right behind the Häuselberg high-level water tank. It includes 21 information boards showing the local bird species. The bird nature trail was erected by members of the mountain and nature rescue service and provides lots of valuable information on the world of birds.
Click here for a detailed itinerary of the Häuselberg bird nature trail
Seegraben environment and nature trail
The Seegraben environment and nature trail is 4.7 kilometres long and explains water, forest and grass ecosystems in a way that is exciting and suitable for children. The point of departure is the Seegraben parking lot. From there, the trail will take you to the showcase beekeeper Landner, to the Barbara Chapel, to the Müllerleiten springs and to the Tagbau-Teich pond. It then continues along the barefoot trail to the Veitsberg parking lot before it takes you back to the point of departure.
Click here for a detailed itinerary of the Seegraben environment and nature trail.
Leoben is home to a nature reserve and two protected landscape areas. They are popular destinations for excursions and recreational activities in the region.
Häuselberg nature conservation area
The Häuselberg nature conservation area is particularly renowned for its biodiversity. The southwestern slopes of the hill provide a remarkable habitat for numerous plants and rare bird species. While the bird nature trail will be of special interest to many visitors, some may also enjoy the many hiking and climbing possibilities on Mt. Häuselberg.
Protected landscape area: Tagbau-Teich pond
The Tagbau-Teich pond in the Seegraben area is a protected landscape owned by voest alpine.
You can reach it following the Seegraben environment and nature trail.
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