Winterbaum Nechnitz | © Berghofer Winterbaum Nechnitz | © Berghofer
Holidays in the Garden of Austria

Eastern Styria

Unforgettable enjoyment and family experiences with the GenussCard, free access to more than 120 excursion destinations, exciting discovery tours on foot or by bike and culinary delights at countless producers invite you to holiday.

Eastern Styria is incredibly rich in culinary specialities, which range from apples to the Hirschbirne pear variety to ALMO, pumpkin seed oil and cheese. The delicacies are best tasted from so-called 'enjoyment hosts' and can be purchased from the farm and in the numerous farmers' shops. Those who like to be active can stroll through lush alpine meadows with wonderful panoramic views or cycle along blossoming apple orchards. Among the most beautiful tours are the stages of the hiking tour From the Glacier to the Wine, the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour, the Raabtal cycling path, the Feistritztal cycling path or the Eurovelo 9. But the fastest way to leave everyday life behind is in the nice warm thermal water or relaxing during an herbal massage. You can also recharge your batteries in enchnating show gardens, during a picnic in a vineyard or in a white-pink dreamy landscape made up of millions of blossoms. Culture lovers can also discover the atmospheric old towns and mighty castles.

The GenussCard guarantees pure family fun and enjoyment. You can get the card as a gift at a partner business and then can visit over 200 excursion destinations for free.

Those who enjoy winter sports can look forward to attractive slope and cross-country ski run prices in the ski and cross-country ski areas of Joglland and the Almenland Nature Park, unique cooking classes or an authentic 'Bratl' [roast] out of the wood stove. Get romantic on a snowshoe walk through glistening hiking trails or on a visit to an idyllic traditional Advent market with the scent of Christmas baked apples.

The Hiking Route From the Glacier to the Wine in Eastern Styria initially leads over the gentle mountain ridges of the Fischbacher Alps and the Almenland Nature Park before it runs through the garden landscapes of apple country and the Nature Park Pöllau Valley. The second section is particularly popular in the spring, since so many orchards and vineyards are in full bloom at that time.

Cycling in Eastern Styria is the purest pleasure, which is why it is also called pleasure cycling. And what is better than cycling along the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour and visiting the countless culinary destinations or pedalling along the shady cycling sections along the river? Of course not to be missed: treating yourself with regional products from one of the many cycling hosts.

Pure Cultural Enjoyment Outdoors in Eastern Styria: discover the cultural side of Eastern Styria, from castle gardens to traditional workshops. Eastern Styria is affectionately called the "garden" of Styria, because it impresses with show gardens where culture and nature closely intertwine. From historical gardens, modern garden studios to castle parks: a true garden of treasures for everyone looking for cultural highlights and Cultural Enjoyment Outdoors. It is not just the cultural providers who invite you to participate: the tradition-conscious businesses in the region also invite you to participate in workshops, such as those on the production of natural cosmetics made from the finest ingredients.

COMMUNITIES in Eastern Styria

Here you can find an overview of all municipalities in Eastern Styria.

All municipalities of Eastern Styria

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Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
St. Johann bei Herberstein 100
8222 Feistritztal

T: +43 3113 20678

Family is dining under a walnut tree in Eastern Styria | © Steiermark Tourismus | Bernhard Bergmann
Old farmhouse at guesthouse Gallbrunner in Waisenegg, Oststeiermark | © Steiermark Tourismus | Julia Maierhofer
Schloss Herberstein, Oststeiermark | © Steiermark Tourismus | Elisabeth Taibinger