Holidays in Austria’s Most Beautiful Garden
Romantic flower villages, mountain pastures with wild herbs, sun-drenched orchards and vineyards – East Styria reveals the region from its idyllic side. The gently rolling hills are perfect for ambling and hiking. Keen gardeners will gladly show you their plots. Water sports enthusiasts will be delighted at Lake Stubenberg, while animal lovers are certain to enjoy Herberstein Zoo. You can also explore the area on two wheels along the endlessly long cycle trails, and delicious delicacies are waiting in the taverns and inns.
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Small, charming villages tucked away in the hills. A lush, green countryside that’s perfect for a country walk passing meadows, forests and rivers.
Explore the region on foot! Beautiful alpine pastures make it hard to sit still. Come and marvel at the splendid gardens! The locals take great care of them.
Apple Road, Styrian Flower Road, Roman Wine Road in Eastern Styria, Castle Road - a simple look at the names showcases the variety that eastern Styria is known for.
Activities in Eastern Styria
The pilgrimage route from Pöllau to Pöllauberg, a hiking tour from one mountain cabin to the next on the Hochwechsel or a loop trail on the summits of Teichalm-Sommeralm - to name but a few of the great hikes through eastern Styria. Do you prefer a country walk? Choose from a great many of themed walks and learn more about wine, birds or bees as you stroll through the countryside. Families should visit the nature park “Pöllauer Tal”. Explore nature with all your senses in the “NaturKRAFTpark”.
Fancy a refreshing dip? Jump into Lake Stubenbergsee (Austria’s warmest lake suitable for swimming) or one of the swimming ponds in the region. Small and larger oases of well-being on the lakeshore, public outdoor pools and a public pool on the river banks are inviting places to have a swim.
Cyclists will find a great diversity of trails in eastern Styria. Recreational cyclists will love the cycle route along the river Feistritz (“Feistritztalradweg”) from Ratten to Birkfeld.
Mountain bikers can climb the summits of the Joglland and Almenland regions. A breathtaking panoramic view is the reward!
Road cyclists will not only enjoy the diverse landscapes. “Bed+bike” is a designation for accommodation that provides a large amount of services and amenities for road cyclists.
What to Do Here
Eastern Styria boasts plenty of things to do and see. Nature lovers will feel at home on the alpine pastures of the Sommeralm and Teichalm or in the nature park “Pöllauer Tal”. Are you planning a family outing? The zoo Herberstein, the narrow-gauge railway through the Feistritztal valley (“Feistritztalbahn”) and the summer toboggan run in Koglhof are must-dos for every visit.
Eastern Styria is home to plenty of energising places. Immerse yourself in nature, take a deep breath and recharge your batteries. Can you feel it? Fascinating! Welcome to a world of energy and power in St. Jakob im Walde. In this “Kräftereich”, you can unravel the mysteries of energy and power and gain new awareness of yourself.
Relax in the thermal waters of the spa in Bad Waltersdorf or splash about in the child-friendly thermal bath “H2O-Kindertherme”.
You definitely won’t miss out on culinary delights here! The restaurants and wine taverns (“Buschenschänken”) serve delicious treats from local producers.
Winter in Eastern Styria
Would you like to enjoy winter far from the hustle and bustle? The family-friendly ski resorts in eastern Styria are ideal for that. Look forward to small but lovely ski resorts for a quiet, relaxing winter holiday.
Cross-country skiers will love the trail “Joglland-Loipe”. It has been awarded the seal of quality called “Steirisches Loipengütesiegel”.
Off the pistes and cross-country ski trails, there’s enough space to explore eastern Styria on a country walk or a snowshoeing tour.
- Ausseerland - Salzkammergut
Crystal-clear waters, tranquil mountain lakes, karstic peaks and of course the daffodils epitomise the Ausseerland in the Salzkammergut region, a particularly beautiful corner of Styria.
- Schladming - Dachstein
Breath-taking slopes of the Dachstein and the Schladminger Tauern – the region around Schladming, Dachstein, Ramsau and Grimming has everything you could possibly need for unforgettable summer and winter holidays.
The forest region. Here the green heart beats particularly hard. In the midst of proud peaks, gentle knolls, extensive alpine pastures and lots of forest. For motorsport fans - this is where the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is located.
Wonderful mountain ranges, rare plants and animals, the impressive silence of the mountains, the rustling of the Enns and the world's largest monastery library in Admont Abbey.
A world of its own. Inviting and divers. From the Hochschwab along the mountain time travel to the pilgrimage sites and pilgrimage destinations.
- Region of Graz
Graz, a city of culture and design, has one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe and a lot of southern flair.
- Southern & Western Styria
The wine, horse and Klapotetz region. Well-known Austrians like the Lipizzaner, the Styrian pumpkin seed oil and the Schilcher are at home here between rolling hills and vineyards.
- Spa- & Vulkanland Steiermark
Soothing hot springs and great food! Green hills with their palaces and castles invite you to travel back in time. A stretch of land made for those looking for relaxation.
- Eastern Styria
Romantic flower villages, mountain pastures with wild herbs, sun-drenched orchards and vineyards – East Styria reveals the region from its idyllic side.
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