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Excursion destinations for families in Styria

Adventures for children – relaxation for their parents: The green heart of Austria offers leisure activities for the whole family. In summer, the beautiful lakes invite you to go swimming. On a hike, parents can enjoy the breathtaking views of Styria's mountain world while kids get to romp around on alpine meadows or play near babbling mountain streams. In winter, families spend time together going skiing, cross-country skiing or tobogganing ...

And in case it rains, there's plenty to do indoors: from delicious tastings at the Zotter chocolate factory to sliding and bathing at the H2O thermal spa in Bad Waltersdorf or at one of the other 8 thermal spas in Styria. Tours of exploration at Lurgrotte Peggau, Austria's largest water-bearing stalactite cave, a visit to the Lipizzan stud farm in Piber or a visit to Herberstein Animal World are particularly impressive as well. At the latter, the animals often spend the winter in their homes and can thus be admired at close quarters.

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Schloss Stainz - Richtung Jakob-Rosolenz-Stiege | © Lupi Spuma
  • Stainz

Universalmuseum Joanneum - Erzherzog Johann Museum Schloss Stainz

The museum with many original objects is entirely dedicated to the eventful life of Archduke Johann.
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Auf dem Weg zur Rodelstrecke beim Rösslwirt | © Schilcherland Steiermark
  • Deutschlandsberg

Rodeln in Kloster - Rösslwirt

If you are looking for fun and action in the snow, this is the right place. The natural toboggan run at the Rösslwirt...
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Weidenhof | © Weidenhof
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  • Feldbach


The Weidenhof offers gastronomy with zoo, playground and articles from own production of the Lebenshilfe NetzWerk GmbH....
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  • Fürstenfeld

Graf Kollonitsch-Haus

The core of the house dates from the second half of the 16th century and is therefore one of the oldest houses in town....
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Minigolf_court_Eastern Styria | © Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
  • St. Jakob im Walde

Minigolf and powergolf St. Jakob im Walde

There is a miniature golf course in the center of St. Jakob im Walde. You can also play a round of "power golf" in the...
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Energy Park Teichalm_Eastern Styria_Mandl | © Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
  • Fladnitz an der Teichalm

Energy Park Teichalm

Directly on the Teichalmsee there is the "green energy park for families" which was created by the Almenland nature...
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Roseggers Waldschule | © Jakob Hiller
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Roseggers Waldschule

Thanks to a call for donations from Peter Rosegger, the Waldschule am Alpl was built in 1902 and operated until 1975.
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Erlebnisbad Eibiswald

The adventure pool Eibiswald is a wonderful bath for the whole family! The adventure pool Eibiswald has a sports pool...
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Beim Eingang ins Holzknechtland | © TV Hochsteiermark | Rudy Dellinger
  • Mariazell

Erlebniswelt Holzknechtland

Visit the adventure park Holzknechtland and the beaver water on the Mariazell Bürgeralpe
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Hochwechselligte Mönichwald_view_Eastern Styria | © Hochwechsellifte Mönichwald
  • Waldbach-Mönichwald

"Hochwechsellifte Mönichwald"

At the Hochwechsel lifts in Mönichwald, family-friendly lifts and slopes await you at the foot of the Hochwechsel in...
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Padeltennis -Wilhelmer-Fohnsdorf-Murtal-Steiermark | © Landgasthaus Wilhelmer
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  • Fohnsdorf


The new trend sport - padel tennis - is also very popular in Murtal.
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Ice Skating at Ice- and multi-purpose hall Zloam

Ice skating is great fun for young and old.
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Exciting adventures and fun in the snow

Winter activities for children

Skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing, and more: As soon as the green heart of Austria shows itself in its white Sunday best, countless winter family adventures await.

Summer, sun, Styria

Summer activities for families

Whether you head to the alpine pastures and huts with a rucksack on your back or to the lakes and open-air swimming pools with a beach bag in your hand: The list of excursion destinations for sunny days in Styria is long and diverse.

Gondola ride up the Planai | © Steiermark Tourismus |

Scenic rides up the mountains

Take a leisurely ride up the mountain on one of the summer mountain railways. From aboard the cable car or on the lift, excursionists enjoy stunning scenic views of impressive mountains such as the Dachstein, Grimming, Zirbitzkogel, or Hochschwab.

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Excursion destinations for kids – come rain, shine or snow

When it rains, storms or snows, there are lots of leisure activities you can do indoors. How about a visit to a museum, thermal spa or one of the many other excursion destinations for families?

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Exciting excursions with the whole family