A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts & culture lovers


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The nature, culture and cuisine of Hochsteiermark

The Region around the Hochschwab, the area with the most chamois in Europe, is not only a insider tip for skitouring, snowshoeing and winterhiking, but makes connoisseurs' hearts beat faster.

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Fresh air & outdoor sports

Activities in WINTER

If you cross the Semmering from Vienna, you enter a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. 

During winter, you can swoosh down the slopes at six Hochsteiermark ski resorts. Cross-country skiers will love the region’s expansive trail network, while avid ski tourers should visit the natural snow paradise of the Mariazellerland region. If you’re a fan of snowshoeing, we recommend Mürztaler Oberland Nature Park or the region surrounding the Hochschwab.

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The cuisine of Hochsteiermark

Fine dining restaurants, traditional inns or mountain huts: Hochsteiermark is packed with culinary delights. The local chefs prepare their delicacies from fresh, regional ingredients. Local specialities include venison from the Hochschwab region or “Feldkoch”, a dessert made from semolina, cream, raisins and other ingredients.

If you would like to combine culinary delights with natural highlights, we recommend having a picnic . Many delis and restaurants across Hochsteiermark offer the option of purchasing picnic baskets filled with local treats.


Cultural highlights in the towns and cities of Hochsteiermark

Are you up for some city vibes? Well, there’s plenty of choice! For instance, explore the Kornmesser city of Bruck an der Mur with its charming Old Town, impressive historic buildings and lovely restaurants, cafés and shops.

The neighbouring city of Kapfenberg is another great choice for shopping sprees. Plus, it’s near Oberkapfenberg Castle, where you can catch a fascinating exhibition on knights and alchemists . Our tip: There’s a special tour for children!

Mürzzuschlag is a paradise for museum lovers, with Brahms-Museum, SÜDBAHN Museum, Kunsthaus muerz and WinterSportMuseum all located there.

Are you a fan of churches and concerts? Then Mariazeller Advent could be just the thing for you! During the Christmas season, numerous musical events take place at the local basilica. In Neuberg an der Mürz, the dormitory of Neuberg Abbey and impressive Neuberg Minster are used as concert venues for the Neuberger Kulturtage festival.

Did you know that Hochsteiermark also offers great opportunities and after-work activities for business travellers? For instance, you could visit a museum, a concert or a local restaurant at the end of a successful business day.


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