Winter landscape at the Rabl Kreuz Hut at the foot of the Hochwechsel mountain | © TV Oststeiermark | Klaus Ranger Winter landscape at the Rabl Kreuz Hut at the foot of the Hochwechsel mountain | © TV Oststeiermark | Klaus Ranger
Experience winter in Austria’s garden

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The Eastern Styria offers appropriate activities for all guests, also off the slopes. Have yourself chauffeured through the white forests in a horse-drawn carriage or head for the summit on snowshoes under the full moon. Slow down on walks in the fresh air or relax in the warm water of the wellness facilities.

The numerous destinations, activities and accommodations provide for an unbeatable winter holiday that you and especially your children will remember fondly. Browse through our vacation offers right now!


Tobogganing is fun for the whole family – and a great experience for groups. Children enjoy the magic carpets in particular, and easy to use climbing aids make the “work” easier for mums and dads, ensuring more runs down the slopes. Considerably longer natural tobogganing runs are offered for groups seeking an experience, perhaps followed by a shared meal or party. 

Ski tours

Forests deeply covered in snow, powder and a dreamlike winter panorama create unforgettable impressions on uphill or downhill ski tours. Beginners in particular find easy ski tour routes in the Eastern Styria.

Ice climbing

If you are looking for a challenge on the cliffs during the winter months, ice climbing is just the thing for you. A hot tip for exciting ice climbing for beginners and experts is the Tiefenbachgraben in Breitenau am Hochlantsch. Here the 23-metre high ice waterfall “Alice” awaits you. There is an additional 18 m tall ice column for learning the basic techniques, and bouldering is offered. 

Horse-drawn sleigh rides

The landscape in Austria’s garden is a unique place on earth, with a natural beauty that accounts for the region’s charm. As a romantic interlude for a couple or with the whole family, a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow covered landscape is a winter fairy tale come true!

Ice skating & curling

Large lakes and ice rinks along with small, idyllic skating rinks in historic old towns invite guests to go ice skating. Penguin, panda or polar bear? Numerous ice skating learning aids are provided for beginners. Just pack your skates or rent them on site, and head onto the ice.

Curling is among the Eastern Styria’s most traditional winter sports. People have been gathering on natural ice rinks in the winter for decades to try their hand at curling. Naturally, hot tea or mulled wine is always available.

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  • Pöllau

Ice Skating: Natural Bathing Pond Gruber

Enjoy a round of ice skating in the Nature Park Pöllau Valley!
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  • Birkfeld

Ice-skating rink Koglhof

Ice skating in the southernmost part of the municipality of Birkfeld.
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  • Pöllau

Ice Skating: Aupark Pond Pöllau

The Nature Park Pöllau Valley is a great palce for ice skating.
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  • Vorau

Ice-skating rink Iceflower Vornholz

From the slope we go up to the ice.
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  • Weiz

Ice rink Weiz

With a length of 75 meters, a width of 43 meters (ice surface 1,750 m2) and a height of 11 meters, the hall is a...
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  • St. Kathrein am Offenegg

Recreational facility Karl Wirt

In the leisure facility at the Gasthaus Karl-Wirt there is a lot to experience, especially for the little guests! It...
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  • Vorau

Ice-skating rink Schachen

All good things come in threes, including the ice rinks in Vorau.
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  • Fischbach

Ice-skating rink Falkenstein

Enjoy the high air with ice skating or stick shooting in Falkenstein.
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