White waters and majestic mountains
The Gesäuse region is located where the white waters of the Salza and Enns meet the mighty rock walls of the Gesäuse Mountains. It’s here that you will find Styria’s largest national park, the legendary Admont Abbey and its world-famous monastery library. But Gesäuse is a great place for sporting activities as well as cultural delights. Hiking, climbing, rafting, skiing – whatever your heart desires. And you’ve come to the right place if you crave peace as well. The majestic mountains in the Gesäuse region are particularly impressive!
This region has made its way into the history books. Looking back on 150 years of alpinism, the mountain range Gesäuse has remained a paradise for mountaineers up to this day. Do you enjoy hiking? Then, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for on the 500+ kilometres of trails with a great number of mountain cabins along the way.
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White Water Fun
Apart from the majestic, rugged summits of the Northern Limestone Alps, the wild rivers Enns and Salza are the most prominent features of the Gesäuse National Park region. Gesäuse ... Did you know that the region derives its name from sound of water rushing and roaring over ledges and boulders? The river Enns has forced its way through the mountain ridge.
Interested in a walk on the wild side? Let’s get your wild water adventure started! Rafting or canyoning in pristine nature is a thrill like no other.
What to Do Here
Visit the world’s largest monastic library in Admont Abbey, a Benedictine monastery which dates back almost 1,000 years. The library is a remarkable piece of art and an outstanding example of European late Baroque architecture. It also showcases other art forms of this period. Absolutely worth a visit!
After hiking, mountaineering and water sports, you should also take a moment to see the mountaineers’ cemetery in Johnsbach. It’s the largest of its kind in Austria. All those who have lost their lives during a mountaineering or climbing tour rest in peace here.
Winter in the Gesäuse National Park
In winter, life seems to calm down in the Gesäuse National Park region. The largest ski resort here is called “Kaiserau” and features more than 2km of pistes. Families with kids will find the ideal conditions in small ski resorts or at lifts in the village centres.
Do you love ski touring and walking in a winter wonderland? Then, this is the perfect destination for you. The well-signposted ski touring trails through the national park respect the local wildlife. The snowshoeing trails in the Johnsbachtal valley or from the mountain Kaiserau to the mountain cabin “Oberst-Klinke-Hütte” will make every nature lover’s heart sing.
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- 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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