384 Route 73. GLEICHENBERG.
Von Hammer-Purgstall, the orientalist. — 199 M. Feldbach (Brdu-
haus Hold; Scharr), with a 'Tabor' (see p. 383), still partly preserved.
Fine view from the (1 M.) Calvarienberg (1230 ft). — A diligence (80 kr.;
carr. 3 fl. 20, luggage 40 kr.) plies four times daily in I73 hr. to (7 M.)
Bad Gleichenberg (1020 ft.; Vereinshaus; H6t. Mailand; Stadt Venedig; H6t.
Stirling, etc.), situated in a park-like valley, with numerous hotels, lodging-
houses, and private villas. The Constantins-Quelle (57° Fahr.), a non-chaly¬
beate saline alkali spring, is beneficial for pulmonary patients (3-4000 yearly).
The Emma-Quelle is similar, while the Klausen-Brunnen and Johannis-Brunnen,
3 M. distant, are chalybeate. About 800,000 bottles of the water are an¬
nually exported. On a rock, 1395 ft. high and inaccessible on three sides,
is the O/2 hr.) old chateau of Gleichenberg, notorious for its witch-trials,
now belonging to Count Trauttmannsdorf. — Excursions may be made to
the (1/4 hr.) Klause (cafe); to the (72 hr.) Bauemhansl; to (I1/2 hr.) Kapfen-
stein (p. 383); to (2 hrs.) St. Anna am Aigen; and to Riegersburg (p. 383).
To the left, near (205y2 M.) Studenzen, lies Prince Liechten¬
stein's chateau of Kirchberg. — 213y2 M. Gleisdorf.
From Gleisdorf to Weitz, 10 M., railway in 53 min., through the
Raabthal. 3 M. Wollsdorf, with the chateau of Freiberg above, to the left;
4]/2 M. St. Ruprecht, a small bath, prettily situated at the junction of the
Weitzbach and Raab. On the latter river, about i3/i M. to the N.W., is
Princess Sophie von Arenberg's chateau of Stadl (summer-quarters). T/i Jl.
Fladnitz-Neudorf; 872 M. Preding. 10 M. Weitz (inn) is a small town with
foundries and coal-mines. — A road leads hence to the N.W. through the
romantic Weitz-Klamm to (5 M.) Passail (2148 ft.; inn), whence the Hoch-
lantsch (8650 ft.) may be ascended in 4-472 hrs. via, the Teich-Alp. Another
road runs to the N.E. via (872 M.) Anger, with the ruin of Wachseneck, to
(16 M.) Birkfeld and Countess Wurmbrand's chateau of Birkenstein.
From Gleisdorf a road (diligence daily) leads to the N.E. via Pischels-
dorf and Hirnsdorf to (lityz M.) St. Johann. Perched on a steep rock on the
opposite bank of the Feistritz is the castle of Herberstein, one of the most
picturesque in Styria. Close by are the chateau of Stubenberg and the ruin
of Schieleiten. On the Kulmberg (3200 ft.), 41/2 M. to the W., is the pil¬
grimage-resort of Mariabrunn, the Lourdes of Styria.
The railway now quits the pleasant valley of the Raab, and at
(220 M.) Lassnitz (1510 ft.) pierces the watershed between the Raab
and the Mur by means of a tunnel 580 yds. in length. It then de¬
scends via Authal and (226 M.) Messendorf to the Staats-Bahnhof at —
230 M. Gratz, afterwards crossing the Mur to the (235 M.) Siid-
Bahnhof (p. 188).
74. From Budapest to Pragerhof (Trieste).
207 M. Railway in 63/4-ll hrs. (fares 18 fl. 40, 13 fl. 75, 9 fl. 10 kr.).
— From Budapest to Trieste, express in 133/4 hrs.
We start from the Southern Station (p. 323) at Ofen. After a
long tunnel, (5 M.) Kelenfbld. Then Promontor (p. 369); TiUny
(p. 369), on the Danube; Tdrnok; Martonvdsdr, with a handsome
chateau of Archduke Joseph; Nyik; Velence, with the Velencer See
(6:,/4 M. long), partly drained, on the right, and Dinnyis.
43 M. Stuhlweissenburg, Hungar. Szekes Fehirvdr (Kbnig von
Ungam; Adler; Bierhalle at the theatre ; Rail.Restaurant; cab into
the town 50kr., at night 1 fl., with two horses lfl. or 1 fl. 60 kr.),
the Roman Alba Regalis, or Alba Regia, where the kings of Hungary
were crowned down to Ferdinand I., is now the residence of a bishop