Schöckl

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Schöckl
Schoeckl vom Nordosten.JPG
Schöckl from the north-east
Highest point
Elevation 1,445 m (4,741 ft)
Prominence 517 metres (1,696 ft)
Isolation 15.5 kilometres (9.6 mi)
Coordinates 47°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 range Prealps East of the Mur
Climbing
Easiest route hiking

Schöckl (also spelt Schöckel) is a mountain in the Austrian state of Styria. It is about 15 km north of Graz, the capital of Styria.

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.

References[edit]

  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