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A day full of experiences


By car, bus or train: There are numerous ways to get to the holiday region. Equally diverse are the excursion destinations that make a stay in ERZBERG LEOBEN exciting and varied at the same time.

Excursion destinations for families

There’s a lot to discover in ERZBERG LEOBEN for families with children. A visit to Wilder Berg in Mautern is great fun for all family members: At the wildlife park, visitors of all ages can watch feedings of wild animals and bird of prey shows. The playground and the children's farm offer plenty of space for romping around.

In summer, you can experience pure adventure at Alpfox Adventure Park on Präbichl. A climbing park, e-trial course and mountain carts are waiting for explorers of all ages. In winter, advanced skiers can ski down the 20 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes and beginners can book their very own personal ski instructor.

Fun in the water awaits at the Wasserwelt (Water World) of Asia Spa Leoben – with slides and a climbing wall at the edge of the pool. Speaking of climbing: On rainy days, the bouldering gym in Leoben is the perfect alternative to outdoor activities.

Day trips for adventurers

Challenging via ferratas and cycling routes in summer, diverse slopes for skiing and snowboarding in winter: In the Eisenerz mountains, sports enthusiasts will find numerous opportunities for challenging activities in nature.

A mountain that offers adventures aside from the well-known mountain sports is Erzberg. The best way for excursionists to discover the "Styrian pyramid" is on a Hauly ride. Live blastings and a show mine complement the multifaceted offers at the ore mining mountain.

Good to know: The Erzbergrodeo and the Krone Adventure Days are among the region’s annual event highlights. Many adventure seekers take them as an opportunity to visit Erzberg.

A refreshing experience is waiting for visitors in Göss, home of the world-famous Gösser beer. In addition to restaurants serving the malt beverage, the district in Leoben is also where the famous brewery, the "Gösseum" museum is located, as well as Göss Abbey.

Excursion destinations for couples

Asia Spa Leoben is a popular destination for couples who want to treat themselves to a relaxing wellness getaway. The spa is located near Graz and impresses visitors with its unique architecture. In a peaceful atmosphere, spa guests can relax in the sauna or by taking advantage of the spa’s massage offers and cosmetic treatments.

Advent in ERZBERG LEOBEN boasts a very special flair – thanks to the region’s multifaceted mining customs. In the run-up to Christmas, traditions such as the Ledersprung, special miners' dances as well as songs are an integral part of select festivities. The Advent markets in Eisenerz and Leoben invite you to take a leisurely stroll, shop for gifts, and savour scrumptious culinary delights.

By the way: Those interested in culture and the arts will appreciate the numerous museums in the region.

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More day trips in the area

The ERZBERG LEOBEN region is the perfect starting point for other exciting experiences:

  • Spielberg is only half an hour away from Leoben by car. The town is popular among motorsports enthusiasts because of events such as Formula 1 and Moto GP races. If you want to hit the race track yourself, you can book your personal driving experience at the Red Bull Ring.
  • The Rachau treetop hiking trail, considered the highest in Europe, is a 30-minute drive away. On observation towers and on a free-floating viewing platform, you can enjoy magnificent scenic vistas.
  • Gourmets should visit Graz. Starting from Leoben, the Styrian “Capital of Culinary Delights” can be reached by bus or train in just one hour. Visitors will be greeted by a mixture of small historic alleys and squares, futuristic architecture, and other amazing sights and attractions such as Schlossberg.
  • Nature lovers will enjoy Gesäuse National Park, which is about an hour's drive away. It boasts rugged mountains, wild forests, and gushing waters. Adventure tip: Accompanied by a national park ranger, you can experience Gesäuse National Park with all your senses.

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