Teichalm

    With its 125 alpine pastures, this low alpine pasture area in the Styrian region of Nature Park Almenland is the largest in Europe. The Teichalm’s lake undoubtedly forms the core of the Nature Park. It sits at 1,200 m above sea level, covering a surface area of 5 ha, and is a very popular excursion destination. The path leading around Lake Teichalm is ideal for families and buggies. Right by the lake stands the wooden ox, covered in 22,000 wood shingles and representative of the region’s ALMO® beef production.

    The moor next to the lake is one of Austria’s last mountain pine alpine moors and it boasts a unique flora and fauna. A larch plank footbridge leads across with several resting places and information boards that tell you about the moor. Those thirsty for knowledge can absorb plenty of facts about the alpine moor and the animals and plants that live in this independent ecosystem within the nature reserve. Did you know that moors only rise by 1 mm per year or that their mud was once used for heating? The educational trail has no inclines or steps, providing barrier-free access and making it suitable for the entire family as well wheelchairs.

    Various establishments invite you to stop for a bite to eat around the lake. Children will enjoy the show water power plant or a boat trip.  The Teichalm is the starting and end point for many hikes such as the Hochlantsch circuit, which leads you to a heavenly view at the mountain top and through the picturesque Bärenschütz Gorge. This ambitious tour also takes you to one of Styria’s most well-known treasures: the pilgrimage church of Schüsserlbrunn. From Gasthof Steirischer Jockl, a rustic snack station with an incredible panoramic view of the mountains, you follow 198 wooden steps down to the chapel, which can only be reached on foot. The pretty little church on the mountain face has been visited by pilgrims for centuries.  In 2018 it was crowned Styria’s most popular excursion destination in the "Österreich-Show" and has been known across the country ever since.

    Sommeralm

    The extensive Sommeralm with its many pastures and fantastic views is the heart of Nature Park Almenland. The lone wind turbine on the Plankogel, a mountain with a 360-degree panorama, makes the Sommeralm easy to spot. Hundreds of oxen graze here in summer, but also horses and sheep. The perhaps most beautiful pasture trail - the Sommeralm panoramic road - leads around the Sommeralm, past several huts where you can take a hearty break.

    Lake Teichalm and Moor Nature Trail

    At 1,200 m above sea level you will find Nature Park Almenland’s Lake Teichalm, the ideal starting point for a hike through the pastures. In summer you can explore the lake with a pedal boat and enjoy the views. In winter it paints an atmospheric picture, nestled within the snow-covered landscape. Around the lake you will find various establishments that invite you to stop and take a rest.

    Moor Nature Trail begins right next to Lake Teichalm. It leads through the region’s only mountain pine alpine moor and one of Austria’s last. Visitors can enjoy a unique flora and fauna along the well-maintained path through the moor. The alpine moor is worth a visit in every season, displaying animals and plants in an unspoiled environment. The trail is so well-kept that it is even suitable for buggies.

    The Alpine Adventure Park on the Teichalm

    The high rope climbing park is an action-packed experience for young and old amidst nature.

    Suitable for beginners and practiced little monkeys alike, the climbing park has seven courses, 50 exercise elements of three difficulty levels and an extra special adventure: the Flying Fox. Its team can also create exciting programmes for team building days out, school classes etc.

    Furthermore, there is a forest and adventure garden with movement and exercise elements for kids. The added bonus is that the children learn all about the forest ecosystem and Europe’s largest contiguous low alpine pasture area, the Nature Park Almenland, whilst they are having the time of their lives.

    A pedal boat ride across Lake Teichalm or a leisurely walk along the Moor Nature Trail are a nice end to the day, with culinary delights to be found at the inns around the lake.

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    Contact

    Teichalm, 8163 Fladnitz an der Teichalm, T: +43 3179 7172,
    info (at) almenland. at, www.almenland.at

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