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Family holidays in Styria

Family holidays in Styria are all about fun and adventure. Amid the Dachstein glacier, crystal-clear mountain lakes, mystic forests, blooming alpine pastures, fragrant vineyards and charming historic towns, there’s much to discover for explorers of all ages.

In the green heart of Austria, it’s a well-known fact that happy children equal happy holidays. That’s why there are plenty of holiday adventures waiting for the little ones and their parents throughout the year. For instance, how about Kali’s children’s via ferrata in Ramsau am Dachstein, a visit to Piber stud farm to see the Lippizan horses, or splashing about at H2O spa in the thermal spa region of Bad Waltersdorf? In winter, you can enjoy small, charming ski resorts or Schladming’s huge 4-Mountain Ski Area, cross-country skiing parks for kids or the water playgrounds of Loipersdorf spa.

Even in bad weather, there’s plenty to see and do in Styria. Local museums such as FRida & freD children’s museum in Graz are a perfect choice for rainy days, for instance. Alternatively, the nine thermal spas of Styria offer a warm and pleasant refuge from the rain.

The experts for family holidays in Styria

After an eventful day, there’s nothing like coming back to a cosy, family-friendly hotel. There are numerous accommodation providers all across Styria who specialise in families with children. 16 certified family hotels have dedicated themselves to fulfilling the needs and wishes of families.

A clever combination

Family holidays and Styria’s guest cards

Going on holiday and saving money at the same time – that‘s a combination that everyone loves. With the guest cards of Styria, families benefit from numerous offers such as discounted tickets, free cable car rides and more.

One of the region’s most popular discount cards is the Sommercard of the Schladming-Dachstein region. It includes free admission to more than 100 leisure facilities such as the local cable cars, indoor and outdoor pools as well as museums. What’s more, card holders receive a 50 per cent discount at more than 100 bonus partners throughout the region.

If you’re staying in the Styrian Spa Country or in Eastern or Southern Styria, be sure to get your very own GenussCard. With the convenient discount card, you enjoy free admission to the region’s best attractions, parks and regional producers.

Attractions for the whole family

From A as in adventure, alpine pastures or alpaca hiking to Z as in Zotter’s chocolate world or zip-lining: Styria boasts a multitude of attractions for all family members.

Ski resorts for families

If you’re looking for family fun in winter, look no further than the funslopes and funparks of Styria’s ski resorts, the children’s cross-country skiing parks of Ramsau am Dachstein or the region’s many sledging runs.

Family hiking in Styria

For grown-ups, hiking is mostly about enjoying nature. Kids, on the other hand, want a little more adventure than that. Fortunately, there's plenty of both in Styria – and combining the two makes for a truly special experience for all family members. Numerous themed hiking trails are full of highlights for the little ones, ranging from babbling mountain streams to mysterious forests.

Cycling & mountain biking for families

Time to jump on the saddle and pedal away! Whether it’s on child-friendly trails or on leisurely cycle paths leading to unique playgrounds: The cycle routes in the green heart of Austria are made for families!

At the Roatmoarhütte / Murtal | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

Family holiday packages

Are you looking for a carefree holiday where you don’t have to worry about a thing? Then the great package offers of Steiermark Touristik might be just the thing for you! The convenient package deals include everything you need for a worry-free holiday: from accommodation to luggage transfer, tickets and recommendations for activities and routes.

Thanks to personal advice by our experts on site and detailed travel documents, our guests are always up to date.

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Useful information for your family holiday in Styria