In the middle of Austria lies Styria, the green heart of the country. Here, we invite you to visit the southern region of Eastern Styria, which promises an unforgettable stay, whatever the season.
Find your ideal bed and breakfast, a holiday home or room in a 3- or 4-star hotel for your next holiday in Styria.
From 1st March – 31st October, you can enjoy unlimited holiday moments across "Oststeiermark", the" Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark" and "Süd- und Weststeiermark".
The GenussCard gives you free access to more than 200 excursion destinations such as exhibitions, museums and castles, culinary tastings, show gardens, thermal spas and unforgettable family adventures.
Whilst the snow still glistens down from the mountain tops at the beginning of March, spring is already working its magic across Eastern Styria.
From admiring the lion cubs at Herberstein Animal World in the "Apple Region" of Stubenbergsee to a spring picnic at Nature Park Pöllauer Tal, be spoilt for choice on your family holiday in Eastern Styria.
Take a stroll through the sunny old towns of Gleisdorf, Hartberg, Weiz and Friedberg, enjoying local culture and cuisine. In addition to its delightful shops, the solar city of Gleisdorf invites you to visit various events at the forumKLOSTER and in the Kulturkeller. When in Friedberg, the Thonet Museum is a must, as is a stop to absorb the beauty of the changing seasons with unique views. Hartberg charms guests with its old town flair, culinary variety and historical sights. Culture lovers and connoisseurs should not miss Weiz and St. Ruprecht an der Raab, where they will find the Basilica on the Weizberg, for example, as well as countless culinary highlights including the aronia berry, pumpkin seed oil and the extraordinary sheep farmers’ produce.
Be sure to sample the region’s most picturesque bicycle routes too! The whole family will enjoy cycling along the shaded riverbanks, or take it up a notch and conquer the summits of the Almen- and Joglland to be rewarded by panoramic views.
When the forests become a kaleidoscope of colours, autumn has arrived in Eastern Styria. The warming sun and harvest of various fruits and delicious wines makes this the ideal time for a culinary tour. A trip to the Apple or Roman Wine Street becomes an experience for all of the senses in autumn, as you make your way from one idyllic spot to the next, sampling fresh cider and fruity wines.
Come winter, the Nature Park Almenland and Joglland-Waldheimat regions offer excellent slopes and cross-country trails, on which the youngest guests in particular will have a ball. Magic carpets and fairy tale characters are waiting to be discovered, teaching little ones how to ski without them even knowing. No one gets lost in the hustle and bustle here, there are no lift queues and ski instructors ensure that those first turns are incredible fun.
After an action-packed day, why not relax in the warm thermal waters of the 2-Thermal Region Bad Waltersdorf.
As the local towns transform into a sea of lights in the pre-Christmas period, you can admire traditional crafts at numerous Christmas Markets across the rural area.
Enjoy your next holiday in Eastern Styria!