When your head is really clear from hiking and the wild water, you can fill it again with knowledge and culture - the numerous museums of Admont Abbey are ideal, but also the festival in St. Gallen or the Castle Strechau in Lassing are real cultural jewels.
If Strechau Castle were a knight, it would sit at the round table right next to the king. The second largest castle in Styria is both a feast for the eyes and a highly interesting object to walk around. In addition to a breathtaking view, a beautiful castle chapel and a large wine cellar, there is also Europe's most complete classic car collection of the Styer brand to marvel at. Yes, these polishes are also part of Austria's history.
Not only on rainy days should you say hello to the museums in the Gesäuse. We have summarized our absolute highlights on the subject of sights for you here. What is still missing in this synthesis of the arts is you.
The difference between Strechau Castle and the village of Lassing is barely 100 meters in altitude. Even from afar, it is capable of awe-inspiring its observers.
In the museum, you embark on a journey through time on four exhibition levels. And you soon know: In the Gesäuse, a lot has revolved around wood.
The Benedictine monastery was founded in 1074 - ancient history but young, Christian, contemporary spirit lives behind these graceful walls.
Drinking water has been flowing from Hochschwab to Vienna since 1910. The II. Wiener Hochquellenleitung was a technical masterpiece and you can see this for yourself in the museum.
"Die Planspitze - Berg der Gegensätze" (The Planspitze - Mountain of Contrasts) focuses on the Planspitze mountain massif towering over Gstatterboden with its many facets and contrasts.
In the Gesaeuse north in St. Gallen there is a castle that reminds us that there was already a lot going on here in the 13th century.
One of the most famous cemeteries far and wide. In the mountaineering village of Johnsbach, people know how to tell stories, even the tragic ones.
About 6 km west of Admont, on the left bank of the Enns River, a forested single mountain called "Kulm" rises, bearing the Frauenberg parish and pilgrimage church, visible from afar.
A small place with a long history. And by that we don't mean hundreds or thousands of years, but millions of years, because stones, fossils and other finds, testify to a place steeped in history.
To be interested in this mining museum, you need to know what charcoal making is. It is one of the oldest craft techniques ever and it is about making charcoal.
At a glance with all the details
Before you and the Gesäuse really get started, we have compiled the most important tips and information for you on the subject of sightseeing. If you still have questions, just contact our team - we will be happy to help you personally.
The Gesäuse gives strength. We don't say that because it sounds good or because it's trendy. No, we say that because we feel it ourselves almost every day in body and soul. The Gesäuse is not a checklist to be ticked off, the Gesäuse wants to be found by everyone personally.
They are rustic and outspoken, the Gesäuse inns. And "regional" is not a code word in the Gesäuse, but a duty. In their backpacks they have a selection of Styrian classics to delight the palate. The traditional preparation awakens a thousand and one memories and, on balance, simply makes you blissful.
And there are also many cozy beds and nice places to stay: hotels, guesthouses, huts and campsites are scattered throughout the Gesäuse. Everyone is sure to find a comfortable bed for the night. Promise!
Pictures say more than a thousand words. And before you form your own picture of the Gesäuse, let us seduce you a bit visually. The rest will happen automatically on site. Because the Gesäuse has never left anyone untouched.