Schöckl

Schöckl (also spelt Schöckel) is a mountain in the Austrian state of Styria. It is about 14 km north of the city center of Graz, the capital of Styria.

Schöckl
Schoeckl vom Nordosten.JPG
Schöckl from the north-east
Highest point
Elevation1,445 m (4,741 ft)
Prominence517 m (1,696 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Isolation15.5 km (9.6 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates47°12′4″N 15°28′32″E / 47.20111°N 15.47556°E / 47.20111; 15.47556Coordinates: 47°12′4″N 15°28′32″E / 47.20111°N 15.47556°E / 47.20111; 15.47556
Geography
Schöckl is located in Austria
Schöckl
Schöckl
Parent rangePrealps East of the Mur
Climbing
Easiest routehiking

There is a cableway to the summit from the nearby health resort of St Radegund.[1]

In 1931, the rocket designer Friedrich Schmiedl began a rocket mail service here, launching rockets to St Radegund.[2]

Schöckl Transmitter is situated on the mountain.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baedeker's Austria, Automobile Association
  2. ^ Rocket Mail King George V Silver Jubilee stamps, accessed 23 May 2014.
 
View towards Graz from the summit