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Planetary path "Heaven on Earth

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The size of the universe is made tangible to the visitor during the hike. For example, it takes the light of the sun about the same time to reach Saturn as it takes a hiker to cover this distance on the planetary path.
moderate
Distance 7.1 km
3:00 h
920 m
18 m
1,782 m
846 m
The planetary path "Heaven on Earth" Rettenegg - Stuhleck is a scientific - touristic project in cooperation with the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Vienna. On the planetary path, the celestial bodies of the solar system are represented in models in size and distance to each other on a scale of billions on the approximately 7 km long stretch between Rettenegg and Stuhleck.

The arrangement of the classical planetary bodies took place thereby after their position of 5. May of the year 2000.

At the starting pavilion and the locations of the planetary models are boards with descriptions for Earth, Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, the asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. These descriptions additionally provide a link between modern astronomy based on today's worldview and the astronomy of past cultures and eras.

The green signposts with the inscription Planetenweg and the symbol show you the way from the starting pavilion to the Stuhleck.

Author’s recommendation

The Planetenweg is also a feeder trail to the alpannonia long-distance hiking trail to the Stuhleck!
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TV Joglland Waldheimat
Update: July 20, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Highest point
Stuhleck, 1,782 m
Lowest point
846 m
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Safety information

Emergency call of the mountain rescue: 140

Walk at your own risk!

Tips and hints

Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255

www.joglland-waldheimat.at

www.oststeiermark.com

joglland-waldheimat@oststeiermark.com

 

Community Rettenegg

Tel.: 03173/8020

gde@rettenegg.steiermark.at

www.rettenegg.at

 

 

Start

Star pavilion at the bypass place Rettenegg (846 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.524779, 15.782118
DMS
47°31'29.2"N 15°46'55.6"E
UTM
33T 558876 5263780
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Destination

Stuhleck - Alois Günther House

Turn-by-turn directions

  • We start at the Sternenpavillon in Rettenegg
  • We go over the bridge to the Rettenegger Dorfstadl
  • After the information boards about the sun and Mercury we reach the planets Venus and Mars.
  • We always follow the markings and come to the next planets
  • Through a piece of forest on a forest path we walk to Uranus
  • After the Trollengasthof Joglland a steep section begins
  • We hike until we come to the next planet, Neptune.
  • Here we turn right and come to the Stuhleck, to the last planet, Pluto.
  • At the Stuhleck we have the possibility to stop at the Alois Günther haus.

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.524779, 15.782118
DMS
47°31'29.2"N 15°46'55.6"E
UTM
33T 558876 5263780
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Folder Planetenweg

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderheft "Zu Fuß durch das Joglland und die Waldheimat" erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland-Waldheimat, Tel: +43 3336 20255

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top.

An emergency kit belongs in every backpack!

A clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

A good hiking boot is a good companion and should never be missing on the mountain!


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Christoph Weitz 
August 23, 2015 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
920 m
Descent
18 m
Highest point
1,782 m
Lowest point
846 m
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