Winter hiking in Hartbergerland | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann Winter hiking in Hartbergerland | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann
    Experience the city & country


    The city of Hartberg and surrounding country have deep historic roots. There is good reason Hartberg is considered one of Austria’s most delightful small towns. 

    A settlement history going back well over two thousand years, which has left clear archaeological traces, tells exciting stories. The Ringkogel with the Ringwarte lookout is the most striking point. Over 2000 years ago, the Celts built a fortified settlement on Hartberg’s local mountain, ultimately “ringed” by three thick stone walls. Exactly when this settlement was given up is not known. Perhaps the Romans had long since discovered this fertile land by then.

    At the foot of the Ringkogel with a height of nearly 800 metres, in Löffelbach, the foundation walls of an imposing Roman dwelling have been excavated. It was part of a typical Villa Rustica, a Roman country estate of the 3rd or 4th century. Hartberg must have been very important nearly one thousand years later, in the Middle Ages. The unique Romanesque charnel house directly next to the parish church bears witness to this time. Today you can enjoy and explore Hartberg on a city tour as one of 17 small historic towns of Austria.

    Hartberg landscape in late summer | © TV Oststeiermark | Wolfgang Spekner

    The city in the garden

    Hartberg combines cultural serenity with an honest love of nature. Surrounded by the East Styrian hills and lovingly planted with greenery, one feels guided here by time-honored buildings, carried from one garden to the next.

    During a cultural walk through the old town, this atmosphere can be experienced with pleasure:  On the one hand, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the past, and on the other, enjoy the soothing effect of strolling and walking.

    All those who are curious about culture are recommended to visit the Hartberg Carnival. It is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Austria.

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    Explore the most popular hiking trails and long-distance hikes in the surrounding communities in Hartbergerland - in the garden of Austria. In the new hiking map you will also find our traditional Buschenschänke (wine taverns) in the vicinity, so you can stop off for a bite to eat during your excursion and get a good overview of the sights in Hartberg.

    Get your perfect companion for a discovery tour through the diversity of our region at the Hartberg office or online!

    City map and included hiking & leisure map of Hartbergerland | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
    City map and included hiking & leisure map of Hartbergerland | © Oststeiermark Tourismus

    A new tourist attraction for Hartberg and Styria.


    Hartberg native Nikolaus Schuller aka NYCHOS, who is an international street art great and now lives in Los Angeles, celebrated his 40th birthday in Hartberg with his best friends. His birthday gift was not a very special one for him, but equally a gift for his friends and the city community.

    NYCHOS and 20 renowned street artists from all over the world created unique works of art on 13 selected wall surfaces in Hartberg. The individual locations are within easy walking and cycling distance in our city of short distances. We will develop a hARTberg walk, which will connect the created murals.

    Discover the best destinations

    From the lookout in the G.E.R.A. Park in Eichberg to the Ringwarte on the Ringkogel, from the Roman grave in Lebing to the Villa Rustica on Eastern Styria’s Roman Wine Road to the settlement history in the Hartberg Museum. Learn about the production of pumpkin seed oil in the Ölmühle. During a mill tour of the Getreidemühle Posch, the miller personally tells you about how the healthy products are made. With all these possibilities, your holiday in Austria’s garden is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

    Get active in the Hartbergerland

    Whether you are a recreational cyclist, bicycle racer, mountain biker or prefer to go on foot, the Hartbergerland with its hilly landscape has plenty to offer for all cycling and hiking enthusiasts. Pedal hard to climb the Ringkogel, Hartberg’s local mountain, or explore the communities at a more relaxed pace and taste regional delicacies in the surrounding wine taverns, cafés and inns. Out and about, enjoying nature and stopping whenever you like – that is surely the best way to experience the Hartbergerland in the midst of Austria’s garden.

    Dive into the Hartbergerland

    The Hartbergerland remembers its roots and offers a wide variety of enticing holiday experiences. Cordial hosts, numerous cultural events and down-home, Styrian culinary delights set the region apart.


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