ERZBERG LEOBEN is a popular destination for groups due to its fantastic location in the centre of the green heart of Austria. The excursion destinations in the region also generate great enthusiasm among school groups. In addition, cities like Leoben are perfect starting points for adventures in the surrounding area. Within just one hour you can reach some of the most beautiful excursion destinations in Styria.
The city of Leoben is the second-largest city in Styria and boasts an extensive programme of events: from the Gösser Kirtag to the Advent Town. Popular excursion destinations include the Gösser brewery with its "Gösseum", the Museumscenter, Göss Abbey and guided tours of voestalpine Donawitz.
Tip from the region: To be able to experience the "Gösseum" with all your senses as a travel group, it is advisable to book a guided tour in advance. Trained staff will guide you through the venerable brewery’s walls, including an enjoyable tasting of freshly tapped Gösser beer and beer pretzels – a delightful experience.
From the city of Leoben, it’s only a few kilometres to Erzberg. At the show mine, groups and school groups can learn all about ore mining and the history of the "Styrian pyramid". You’ll also have the opportunity to watch a live blasting and go on a Hauly ride on Erzberg.
Convenient: The team of the Hauly restaurant not only spoils group travellers with culinary delicacies but also assists them in coming up with a day's programme of activities.
In the idyllic Liesingtal valley, Wilder Berg is a thrilling destination for groups and school groups: Alpine wildlife, a playground and a petting zoo are waiting for visitors of all ages. By the way: School groups and groups of 20 or more people receive a discount.
ERZBERG LEOBEN is a realm of culinary delight for groups – a true “GenussReich”. Regional products are lovingly manufactured by local producers and sold at local markets. In the kitchens of the culinary establishments, great importance is attached to the regionality of the ingredients as well.
Moments of enjoyment guaranteed: To ensure that nothing gets in the way of an enjoyable culinary experience, we recommend you make a reservation in advance, especially for larger groups.
The only charcoal blast furnace in the world that has been preserved in its entirety can be found at Radwerk IV in the municipality of Vordernberg. In May 1989, it was designated a Historic Landmark by the American Society for Materials (ASM). Visitors will also come across the University of Leoben, the Erzwanderweg hiking trail, and the Erzbergbahn railway.
The city of Leoben is considered a popular destination as well. In Styria's second-largest city, you can go on tours of the voestalpine factory at the Donawitz site or the Museumscenter. A special experience is the year-round “Schienen in die Vergangenheit” (“Rails to the Past”) exhibition. Highlighting seven phases, important events that contributed to the development of the city of Leoben are presented.
Adventure tip: Thanks to the "Hearonymus app", a free audio guide for your smartphone, you’ll be accompanied by Archduke Johann on your walk through Leoben’s historic centre.
Selected inns, hotels and youth hostels have special offers for larger groups and school groups. These include: reduced rates, special amenities such as spacious lounges, rooms with bunk beds, fireplaces and more.