About Styria (Steiermark)

Styria is the second largest Austrian state in terms of area and offers vacationers the perfect mix of romantic natural landscapes and cultural focal points. Whether in the North or the South, in each of its regions interesting tourist attractions offer a variety of leisure activities. Thus, nature lovers can discover the beauties of untouched nature and enjoy their vacation against the backdrop of magnificent mountain panoramas. As well, a wealth of lakes and forests contribute to Styria’s uniqueness.

The strikingly beautiful region of Schladming-Dachstein offers especially many lakes, springs and waterfalls and thereby is among Austria’s water-richest areas. Upper Styria or East Styria also have diverse landscape formations and are especially suitable for active adventure tours. Whether on land or water, every vacationer can be spontaneous here and has the opportunity to take individual discovery trips in the midst of natural surroundings. Thus, cycling, hiking, rafting or diving are among the popular sports and offer great challenges in an exciting atmosphere. In the vacation region of Murau, tourist attractions are available in both summer and winter, whether for hiking or skiing, Murau is especially suitable for diverse vacation activities. Especially beloved among the hiking routes are the beautiful Frauenalpe, Kreischberg or Gstoder, where at an altitude of ca. 2,200 meters one has a breathtaking view of the entire vacation region.

Fans of cultural activities have come to the right address in the historical state capital city of Graz. The rich variety of baroque buildings, idyllic inner courtyards and unique art works stimulates visitors’ appetite for more. Thus, tourists can take a trip through Graz’s historical past and let its urban flair captivate them. As well there is much to discover in the Gesäuse National Park, Austria’s newest national park in the Alpine region. Besides idyllic natural landscapes that invite visitors to hike, climb and relax, six communities offer various different emphases and interesting sights for tourists. Thus, one can learn almost everything worth knowing about regional and cultural particularities and enjoy wonderful moments in the unique natural landscape.

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Styria Sights

Regardless of whether it is a relaxing or active vacation, – there is no lack of interesting things to see and do in Styria. Numerous historical buildings and cultural institutions are available to provide interesting information and exciting discoveries for visitors. The beautiful museums, castles and palaces impress visitors with their uniqueness and historical value. Thus in the Johanneum Universal Museum or in the open-air museum of Stübing there are numerous regional exhibits that invite guests to immerse themselves in Styria’s historical past.

As well, nature offers much worth seeing, such as the Styrian Bärenschutzklamm, a narrow, 350 meter-high mountain gorge. This well-known natural wonder in the mountains north of Graz is today a beloved hiking destination for tourists, which can be traversed with the aid of 164 wooden bridges and ladders. A family can easily plan a vacation in Styria, for it offers something for everyone, including the little ones. The Graz Children’s Museum offers a wonderful world of hands-on experience to the young, who are invited in numerous exhibits to touch, try out and experiment with things.

In Barefoot Park in fairytale-like Wenigzell one can make tactile contact with nature at 30 stations on three different long routes. To discover the most varied surfaces barefoot is a special experience for the entire family. Relaxation at its best in beautiful natural surroundings is one of the mottos in Wenigzell. Themes like enjoyment and relaxation are much inviting there, from friendly hosts of comfortable lodgings to the Joglland Oasis indoor swimming pool. As well, the Märchenwald Steiermark theme park or the Tierwelt Herberstein zoo will make children’s eyes gleam and round out the family vacation. Wellness buffs also have the possibility to relax completely in the Therme Nova resort or in Thermenland Styria, the sunny region in Southeastern Styria, and let themselves be recreated with massages. Charge one’s batteries and forget everyday stress – no problem in Styria’s wellness oases.

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