A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts & culture lovers


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The nature, culture and cuisine of Hochsteiermark

Hochsteiermark offers a stunning interplay of pristine nature and picturesque towns and cities that are well worth a visit. In the east and west, guests can explore Bruck an der Mur and the Styrian Semmering. In the south, there’s the Mariazellerland region and the popular pilgrimage site of Mariazell. In the heart of the region, you can find the impressive Hochschwab massif with its chamois and ibexes, its crystal-clear lakes, expansive Alpine pastures and dense forests.

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Fresh air & outdoor sports

Activities in SUMMER and WINTER

If you cross the Semmering from Vienna, you enter a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you prefer hiking, cycling, e-biking, mountain biking or snow sports – all of it is possible in Hochsteiermark.

Fans of long-distance hiking will love the varied 300-kilometre BergZeitReise trail through Hochsteiermark. Alternatively, you can explore the region’s stunning nature along the themed trails of Mürzer Oberland Nature Park or Austrian writer Peter Rosegger’s Waldheimat region. If you’re looking for a more contemplative experience, we recommend the pilgrimage routes of the Mariazellerland region.

The Hochschwab area is also a great choice for hiking and cycling. Talking about hiking: The area surrounding the Hochschwab mountain range is home to many local plants that you can explore during a herbal hike.

For some amazing river cycling or e-biking, ride the Mürz Valley cycle path or the Mur cycle path. Mountain bikers will love the mountain world of Mürzer Oberland Nature Park with its educational “klimawandeln” adventure trail, the Forest of Senses and guided herbal hikes.

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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