General information1150 m above sea level
Location: in the mountains, close to a skiing area
All roads lead to Semmering Viennese Alps - winter resort par excellence, full of charm and summer, known since the days of empire. Good people come here and breathtaking scenery remained the same after the passing of years, waiting to delight another generation of viewers, and other mountain lovers of pure nature.
General informationSchladming, with its 5000 inhabitants, lies 750 m above sea level and is located in the mountains, near to a river and a skiing area. The westernmost town of Styria, Schladming is the centre of the Dachstein-Tauern region, which boasts the most beautiful mountainous landscapes in Austria. Because of this, Schladming is also a well-loved holiday resort.
City University of Graz, the second largest after Vienna, the capital of the federal state of Styria (Steiermark) and sits on the River Mur in southeastern Austria. Due to its position south east of the Alps, Graz is protected by western winds, which makes the weather in Graz have Mediterranean influences. Being placed in a tank with an opening to the south, Graz advantage of a warmer climate.
Graz is a city with an undeniable charm and a trendy element rather surprising. Architecture dotted around the city of Graz is occasionally some strange buildings, and nothing can be more unexpected as the Kunsthaus (Art House) which at first seems like a bubble suspended.
Sankt Lambrecht is a municipality in the District of Murau, Styria, Austria, and the highest market town in the state (1028 meters above sea level) on the Thajagraben, the Styrian-Carinthian border mountain. Trades practiced in Sankt Lambrecht are woodworking (windows, furniture, chairs), a dynamite factory (explosives, military products), and tourism.
St. Lambrecht's Abbey is one of the most important Benedictine monasteries in Austria and lies in the Grebenzen nature reserve The earliest sign of the monks is documented in 1076. Worth seeing are the Benedictine monastery (established 1096) and the Gothic monastery church (rebuilt in 1421).
During World War II the town housed two of the sub-camps of the infamous Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, one for male inmates and one for females.
Eisenerz ('' Iron Ore '') is an old mining hour from Styria, Austria at a distance of 109 km from Gas. It is located in the Erzbach Valley, surrounded by mountains and is is the Pfaffenstein Mind (1871m), the Kaiserschild Mountain Vest (2082m) and the southern Erzberg Mountains (1533m). The diverse landscape includes mountains, a mountain lake and hills.
General informationTauplitz, lying between 900 and 2000 m above sea level, has 1072 inhabitants and is situated on a plateau, surrounded by the peaks of the 'Totes Gebirge' mountain range. Take in the beauty of the landscape in the area, and feel the effect of the fresh air. Relax and wind down. You can become at one with nature here, both in summer, when you can enjoy the blossoming meadows, and in winter, when the deeply snow-covered countryside is particularly enchanting.
Tauplitz lies amidst the 'Totes Gebirge' mountains, and to the south a skiing and walking paradise is to be found, bordered by the 'Kalkstock Grimming' mountain (2351 m). Worth seeing above all else is the 6-lake high alpine plateau, the 'Tauplitzalm' pasture, or the 'Tauplitz' waterfall.
General informationBlumau (1490 inhabitants) is situated in the lovely landscape of the hill country in eastern Styria. Blumau is renowned as a health resort and spa town for its mild climate. It offers a wide range of recreational and sports facilities. Furthermore you will find restaurants offering plain fare, cafés and cosy "Buschenschenken" (typical Styrian wine bars).
General information820 m above sea level
Location: by a skiing area
General informationBad Mitterndorf (3035 inhabitants) is located at 812m above sealevel in the Salzkammergut region, which has a long tradition as a summer resort and is well-known for the beauty of the landscape. In addition, Bad Mitterndorf offers thermal springs and mud. So whether you go for the healthy side or just want to enjoy an active holiday in unspoiled nature and fresh air, in Bad Mitterndorf it's all there for you.
General informationAt an altitude of 740 m, Haus, with its 2500 inhabitants, lies by a stream at the foot of a mountain.
Together with Aich and Gössenberg, Haus - seeped in tradition - is in the winter time one of the most beautiful places in Styria.
Village life in the mountains - where everybody knows your name!
General informationBad Waltersdorf (2000 inhabitants) lies in between the gentle hills of the thermal region of Styria on 290m above sea level. It is Austria's most recently set up spa an is regarded as a model village in the field of ecology because of the many initiatives taken to protect natural resources. Various sport and leisure facilities, events and sights in the whole region make for an unforgettable holiday.
Bad Radkersburg is a city in the southeast of the Austrian state of Styria in the district of Südoststeiermark.
Bad Radkersburg is a spa sporting a thermal spring with a temperature of 80 °C. This and the longest sunshine duration in Austria make the town an attractive site of tourism with 100,000 stays per year.
General informationMariazell (at an altitude of 868 - 1266 m), one of Europes most renowned places of pilgrimage, looks back to a rich history of art and culture. Besides the basilica, many churches and holy places, much more is to be found in this small village with its 1947 inhabitants.
Enjoy a nostalgic train ride on the famous 'Mariazellerbahn' train and the amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Landscape, fauna and flora present themselves in manifold variations and colours. Fountains, rivers and lakes invite the visitor for sports and recreation. Adventurers, nature lovers and those who prefer town life will all enjoy themselves here.
Bruck, a town of cultural interest, and Kapfenberg, the economic and sporting centre of Upper Styria, constitute a vivid contrast to the idyll and diversity of nature.
General informationAt an altitude of 1274 m and with 580 inhabitants, Hohentauern is situated in a nature reserve, amidst more than 20 mountains, each at least 2000 m high. Hohentauern has a 2000 year history as a mountain pass crossing. The Romans built the first reinforced pass-road over the 'Thauern'. Today, the road still provides easy access to Hohentauern, and the fascination of the visitors who use it is always noticeable. Elsewhere, large amounts of traffic have eroded the Alps. Despite the modernity and variety of facilities and opportunites for tourists, Hohentauern has retained the flair of a mountain village protected from mass tourism. A place that has changed little since its origins, where you can take in the power of the heavens and the earth.
General informationPichl, with its 900 inhabitants, lies 800 m above sea level and is located in the mountains, next to a river and the skiing area. The westernmost location of Styria, makes part of the centre of the Dachstein-Tauern region, which boasts the most beautiful mountainous landscapes in Austria. Because of this, Pichl/Mandling is also a well-loved holiday resort.
Bad Aussee is a town in the Austrian state of Styria, located at the confluence of the three sources of the Traun River in the Ausseerland region. Bad Aussee serves as the economic and cultural center of the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut lakes region. With a population of 5,086, the town is said to be the geographical midpoint of Austria, symbolized by a stone monument in the centre of town.
Saalfelden has approximately 17,000 inhabitants and Madinat Isa in 2000. Saalfelden is full of wonderful scenery, a superb mountain range, a combination of mountains of stone and grass.
General informationRohrmoos bei Schladming, lying between 760 and 2863 m above sea level, is situated in the mountains and has 1450 inhabitants. The far-reaching area of ROHRMOOS-UNTERTAL, in the heart of the sport region Schladming/Dachstein-Tauern, stretches from the 'Niederen Tauern' high mountain region to the mountain town of Schladming. In summer the area is an alpine walking area, in winter an ideal resort for a winter holiday.
How to get thereBy car: from Vienna via the Semmering, the Mürz-valley and then the Murtal-Schnellstraße to Murau. From Germany via Salzburg and the Tauernautobahn til to the exit St. Michael/Lungau and then via Tamsweg to Murau. From Italy via Klagenfurt and St. Veit to Murau. By train: to the railway station Unzmarkt and from there with the 'Steiermärkischen Landesbahnen' to Murau or to Radstadt and from there by bus to Murau. By airplane: the nearest airports are in Klagenfurt, Graz and Salzburg.
General informationKitzbühel, with its 8105 inhabitants, lies 800 m above sea level at the foot of the 'Hahnenkamm' and 'Horn' mountains, close to the lake 'Schwarzsee'. Kitzbühel became a settlement area during the Middle Ages, and today's old-town facades were built in the 17th century. By that time, Kitzbühel had become a significant trade and market place. Kitzbühel remained distant from the devastation of the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Kitzbühel's rise to international tourism began with the completion of the railroad in late 19th century. By that time, the Kitzbühel mayor Franz Reisch had brought skis to Kitzbühel and had inspired a sensational growth in the sport of skiing. One of the most famous competitions in alpine skiing today, the spectacular Hahnenkamm race, was held for the first time in 1931. This was when Kitzbühel started to develop into a Skidorado.
Admont in summerHolidays in Admont in the middle of the fantastic beauty of the Gesäuseberge promise relaxing. Walking, hiking in the mountains with wonderful panoramic views, biking, mountain biking, swimming and some more else - all that offers Admont to the guests. The Admonter music-sommer invites to several events and a special highlight will be the visit of the 'Benediktinerstift' Admont, in which the greates monastery-library is taken in.
St. Georgen ob Murau is the main resort of the muncipality St. Georgen am Kreischberg, which is home to approx. 1.880 inhabitants. The two districts St. Georgen and St. Lorenzen are connected by the "Holz-Europabrücke", which is at the moment the largest unsupported wooden bridge and a fascinating landmark in the region. Thanks to the direct proximity to the mountains Kreischberg and Frauenalpe, fans of skiing and snowboarding of all ages can get to know a diverse and family-friendly ski area.
The region also has a lot to offer apart from skiing. Numerous mountain huts, pubs and bars offer not only excellent regional specialities, but also music and party until late at night.
Whether a romantic hike through the snowy landscapes, ice skating, night tobogganing at Kreischberg, an excursion on snow shoes or a ski tour - the special flair of the holiday region in Mur Valley will enchant you!
General informationVeitsch, located in the north-east of Styria, lies 669 m above the sea level in the Veitsch valley and has 2700 inhabitants. It invites you to stroll around the shops and linger in the lovely cafés. As well during the summer as during the winter Veitsch offers numerous opportunities for sport, fun and relaxation. A special feature in Veitsch is the pilgrims cross, which is the biggest wooden cross in the world.
General informationTurrach, with its 1027 inhabitants, is situated at an altitude of between 900 and 1763 m, close to a skiing area.
Exactly the right place for those seeking relaxation! Numerous sporting possibilities mean that boredom doesn't stand a chance here. Alongside these opportunities, you could visit the Montan museum, which diplays relics from days gone by, when Turrach was still a mining community. The church in the area is worth seeing for its wooden coffered ceiling alone.
The sunny and mild mountain climate, the fascinating landscape, and the extremely hospitable atmosphere guarantess relaxing and fun-packed holiday days.
General informationAlpl bei Krieglach lies on 612 m of lake height in the Mürztal in Styria and has 5195 inhabitants. The town was home to the famous writer Peter Rosegger (The rogue from the Alps, Documents of the schoolmaster, and many more). Roseggers Waldschule and Waldheimat are in the area Alpl.
General informationKrakauebene lies 1300 m above sea level and has 600 inhabitants. The 'Healthy Valley' on the south side of the Schladminger Tauern offers a lot of possibilities for relaxation, in summer as well as in winter.
General informationSeckau is situated at a plateau at the foot of the 'Seckauer Alps'. There life ca. 1300 inhabitants at 46,26 km². The valley is very clam and harmonical because there is rather less traffic. One of the main attractions is the 'Abtei Seckau' which was built in 1140. In 1886 a part of the 'Basilika' collapsed and Ildephons Schober has rebuilt the two towers. Today there is a distinguished privat grammar school.
General informationSt. Kathrein on Offenegg lies at 972 m above see level amidst the largest closed mountain pastoral area of Europe known as the Teichalm-Sommeralm area.
The township is the starting point for long relaxing mountain walks through the undisturbed nature of the area as well as sport activities of all descriptions and levels of difficulty.
General informationSemriach with its 3.200 inhabitants lies 430 - 1.445 m above sea level. The distance to Graz, the capital of Styria is about 25 km. In Semriach you can fin the Lurgrotte, a well known limestone cave with stalactites and stalagmites.
General informationThe county town of Hartberg, lying 360 m above sea level and with 6050 inhabitants, is situated in the densley wooded hilly countryside of the alpine foothills.
First documented in 1128/29, Hartberg can look back on a rich and varied history, which is reflected in many of the town's buildings, excavations, frescos and art treasures.
Up until the 13th century, Hartberg was the first palatinate of the margravial house and as such was bigger and more important than Graz or any other town in the area. The well-known, romantic tomb dates back to the 12th century. In the late middle ages and in modern times, the princely town has been an important bastion against the Turks and the Hungarians. Evidence of the town's colourful past can be seen in parts of the old town wall, the many idyllic narrow streets, the castle occupied by the former lords, and the outline of a Roman villa under the parish church, with stone inscriptions and sculptures derived from Roman gravestone memorials.