Plankogel on the Sommeralm in eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Christine Pollhammer Plankogel on the Sommeralm in eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Christine Pollhammer
Eastern Styria’s alpine atmosphere

Nature park Almenland

From Pernegg im Murtal to Koglhof im Feistritztal, from Schöckl to Rennfeld: Eastern Styria is home to Europe’s largest contiguous and farmed alpine grazing region.

125 alpine pastures are farmed between the Tyrnauer Alm, Teichalm, Sommeralm and Brandlucken. Most of them over generations and centuries. Alpine pastures are nature reserves of a special kind, shaped by animals and humans through agriculture. Around 3000 oxen, cows and calves graze the alpine pastures of the Almenland Nature Park. Not only do they maintain the meadows with their diversity of species, they also supply the popular ALMO beef.

The Almenland is a single, vast alpine garden with a varied landscape. From the craggy cliffs in the Bärenschützklamm and on the Hochlantsch, to the gentle meadow orchards around Fladnitz and Passail to the south. In the middle, an extensive high plateau with the dark blue Teichalmsee. The flora and fauna are just as diverse: Pheasant and wood grouse, hazel hens and weasels, ibexes and golden eagles, colourful butterflies and orchids are frequently encountered on the Teichalm moor and along the magnificent panorama hiking trails.

Ibexes in the Almenland Nature Park in Eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Heinz Toperczer

The greatest treasures...

...of the Almenland are jewels of nature, places of power and natural beauty that have emerged from interactions of nature and people over the course of centuries! These jewels exhibit the beauty and uniqueness of the nature park, which you can experience on a simple hike.
 
Here you will also find our friend the ibex. With extremely strong legs and hooves, the ibex climbs steep mountain faces confidently. Hikers can encounter these fascinating animals around the Hochlantsch and the Rote Wand.

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Get active in the Nature Park Almenland

Holidays in the Almenland Nature Park would be almost unthinkable without exercise in the fresh air. Numerous cycling trails of all kinds lead through the nature park region, with excellent signage. Several e-bike charging stations and e-bike boxes in the region provide sufficient power. A bicycle tour of the Almenland is sure to be varied! Numerous hiking trails and mountain peaks around the Teichalm and Sommeralm have lots to offer for all skill levels. Hiking over the alpine pastures and from one lodge to the next is particularly enjoyable. Enjoy glorious views on your hike, and stop for refreshments! Families in particular will feel right at home here.

Discover the best destinations

The Almenland Nature Park offers culinary delights, recreation and action: If you feel the need for speed, dash down the Koglhof summer toboggan run or fly through the air at the AlmErlebnispark Teichalm. Rest and recuperation with the wonderful fragrances of herbs and flowers are found in the Sulamith hanging gardens.

Between vastness and tradition

The alpine pastures of the Almenland Nature Park in Eastern Styria are no primordial landscape – they are a piece of nature shaped by human hands. Here people have learned to guide the forces of nature for their benefit. The equal, side-by-side ranking of basic tasks such as nature conservation, recreation, education and regional development make the Almenland Nature Park a model region for sustainability.