On Erzberg and in the surrounding area, holidaymakers can pick and choose from a diverse list of leisure activities. Unique natural gems such as Grüner See (Green Lake) or Lake Leopoldsteinersee along with fantastic experiences on Präbichl make a variety of holiday dreams come true.
Those interested in history and culture can follow in the footsteps of Archduke Johann and learn more about the region’s mining customs. And to top it all off, visitors savour scrumptious Styrian delicacies at the numerous restaurants in the region.
Experiences in the Eisenerz Alps and the surrounding mountains are a real treat for active nature lovers. From hiking and biking in spring, summer and autumn to snowshoeing in winter: The area around Erzberg is an absolute nature paradise. Those who prefer a little more adventure can give one of the most challenging via ferratas in Austria a try.
In the valley, Grüner See (Green Lake) and Lake Leopoldsteinersee with their crystal-clear water are waiting to be discovered on leisurely walks or bike tours. Or you can get comfortable in a cosy spot along the shore and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The river Mur offers even more refreshing experiences such as stand-up paddling, kayaking and boat trips.
Speaking of the river Mur: Along the river, you can find the well-known Mur cycle path, which is a popular route among leisure cyclists.
In the cold season, ERZBERG LEOBEN becomes a true winter wonderland. The ski resorts on Präbichl and in Wald am Schoberpass invite you to go skiing. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts can look forward to four trails that were awarded the Styrian Cross-Country Ski Trail Seal of Quality. Relaxing hours after an exciting time in the fresh winter air await at Asia Spa Leoben.
Erzberg, also known as the "Styrian pyramid", is an excursion destination of a special kind. Besides an open-air museum, action-packed Hauly rides are among the most popular adventures you can experience there. In the past, mining customs have played an important role in the region – and they still do to this day. Unique customs such as the Ledersprung are an integral part of numerous traditional festivities, especially during the Advent season.
Guests can find out about mining customs from the past in numerous museums, such as Radwerk IV in Vordernberg. By the way, the only charcoal blast furnace in the world that has been preserved in its entirety is located there. Culture enthusiasts will also enjoy the ever-changing exhibitions at the Museumscenter or the Kunsthalle in Leoben.
From traditional inns to exquisite gourmet restaurants, the culinary establishments in ERZBERG LEOBEN serve a variety of tasty delights. However, the region is particularly famous for its beer culture. The world-famous Gösser beer has been brewed here for decades. The latest addition to this tradition is Erzbergbräu beer, which has been bottled in Eisenerz since 2012.
Other Styrian delicacies can be tasted at the weekly farmers' market on the church square in Leoben.
ERZBERG LEOBEN is a popular holiday destination at any time of year. Whether you come here for unique experiences in nature, historical tours of exploration or delicious culinary delights – the region around Erzberg has a lot to offer for every type of holidaymaker.