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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Summit happiness and alpine rush


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

Delicacies from the forest, water, meadows and gardens: Hochsteiermark makes connoisseurs' hearts beat faster, because here the art of good food is not only lived but also celebrated. Idyllic alpine huts, rustic inns and renowned award-winning restaurants provide many culinary highlights around the Hochschwab. And what could be better than being "cooked up" after a sporty, intensive or relaxing day on vacation?

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Cultural highlights in the Hochsteiermark

Culture enriches our lives. Hochsteiermark is characterized by its wealth of cultural heritage. From the Neuberg Culture Days and the international Brahms Festival in Mürzzuschlag to concerts in the Basilica of Mariazell and the Knights' Festival at Oberkapfenberg Castle, experiences that will remain in your memory. The Südbahn Museum in Mürzzuschlag is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. A real insider tip is the nostalgia festival on Father's Day, June 9, 2024.

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