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Eibiswald, with iron-works, and ascend thence by a steep but well-kept
road over the Radlberg (2200 ft.), which commands a fine view of the
Drave Valley and the Karawanken Chain to the S., and of the Schwan¬
berg Alps as far as Gratz on the N. The road then descends into the
valley of the Drave to (12 M.) Mahrenberg, a straggling village, with a
ruined monastery, from which we cross the Drave by means of a ferry
to the (3/4 hr.) railway-station of Wuchern (p. 200).
The Schwanberg Alps attract many excursionists from Gratz (comp.
Map, p. 204). We take the train as far as Deutsch-Landsberg (p. 192), cross
the Lassnitz, and ascend to the right via (272 hrs.) TrahUlten and the Parfus
Inn (3245 ft.; fine view) to (I72 hr.) St. Maria or Glashiitten (4180 ft.;
"Inn). Thence we follow the road to the right to the (I1/4 hr.) boundary
between Styria and Carinthia, and skirt the fence to the left across the
Weinebene to the depression between the Huhnerstiltzen and the Moschkogl,
in which, a little below us, is (1 hr.) the Schaf-HUtte or Grillitsch-Hiitte
(5725 ft.; refreshments obtainable if the shepherds are there). From this
point we mount in IV2 hr. more, through the Kar, to the summit of the
Koralpe (7025 ft.), the highest peak of the Schwanberg Alps, locally called
the Speikkogl. The Koralpen-Haus (6435 ft.; "Inn), V4 hr. from the top, is
on the W. side. View to the W. of the Lavant-Thal, Klagenfurt with its
lakes, and Villach; part of Carinthia, the Gross-Glockner, Gross-Venediger;
N., the Hochschwab, Schockel, and Gratz; S., the Mts. of Carniola; E.,
over Gleichenberg and Riegersburg to Hungary and Croatia. — Descent
on the E. side via the Brendl-Alp to (41/2 hrs.) Schwanberg (p. 192); on the
W. via the Hipfl-Hutlen to (4 hrs.) Wolfsberg (p. 200), or via the Kollnitzer-
Alpe and Gemersdorf to (4 hrs.) St. Andrd (p. 200).
From Gratz to Steinamanger (Bad Gleichenberg), see pp. 384-381.
28. From Gratz to Trieste.
Comp. Map, p. 200.
227 M. Railway. Express trains in 8 hrs. (fares 15 fl. 30, 11 fl. 65, 7 fl.
90 kr.); ordinary trains in 121/2-13 hrs. (fares 13 fl. 10, 9 fl. 85, 6 fl. 65 kr.).
Gratz, see p. 188. — The line traverses the fertile Gratzer
Feld, on the right bank of the Mur, at some distance from the river.
4M. Puntigam; on a hill to the right rises Schlois Premstdtten, the
seat of Count Saurau. On the left, beyond (8 M.) Kalsdorf, is the
chateau of Weissenegg. Near (15 M.) Wildon the Kainach is crossed;
on the height above rise the ruins of Ober-Wildon, once the seat
of the famous Tycho Brahe (restaurant; fine view).
To the right rises the vine-clad Sausal-Gebirge. Near (17 M.)
Lebring opens the Lassnitz-Thai, and at (221/2 M.) Leibnitz the
valley of the Sulm. On a peninsula between the Sulm and the
Mur lies the Leibnitzer Feld, where numerous Roman antiquities
have been found, once the site of the Roman Flavium Solvense.
The episcopal chateau of Seckau, I1/2 M. to the W. of Leibnitz,
contains a collection of Roman inscriptions.
The train crosses the Sulm and approaches the Mur. 27 M.
Ehrenhausen (Gaar), with the chateau of that name and the mau¬
soleum of the princes of Eggenberg, on a hill to the right. At
Gamlitz, I1/2 M. to the W., is the interesting museum of Prof.
FeTk. —- 28V2M. Spielfeld, with a chateau of BaTon Bruck.
To Luttenberg, 351/2 M., branch-line in 3'/4 hrs. through the fertile
Murthal. The little town of (I91/2 M.) Radkersburg (676 ft.; 2600 inhab.;
Kaiser von Oesterreich; Kleinoscheg) has a fine late-Gothic church of the 15th
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