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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.

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.

Treppe ins Nichts - Dachstein Gletscher | © Schladming-Dachstein / Mathäus Gartner

Scenic rides up the mountains

Take a leisurely ride up the mountain on one of the 17 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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Swimmingpool Judenburg-Murtal-Judenburg | © Erlebnisbad Judenburg
  • Judenburg

Erlebnisbad Judenburg

Recreation and fun in the outdoor pool, indoor pool and sauna in harmonious nature.
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Holunder Wunderwelt | © Holunder Wunderwelt
  • Feldbach

Holunder Wunderwelt - Obstbau Christandl

The Holunder-Wunderwelt is a show-, experience- and enjoyment garden at the fruit farm of the Christandl family, which...
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Stainzer Flascherlzug | © Karl-Heinz Ferk
  • Stainz

Kleines Zugmuseum

On the basis of images and small utensils such as lanterns, uniforms, suitcases, etc., the history of the oldest narrow...
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Greißlermuseum Brunner | © TV Sulmtal Koralm
  • Bad Schwanberg

Greißlermuseum- Antiquitäten

"department store" of a special kind
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Schnapsmuseum Brenneri Jöbstl | © Museum "Zum alten Brennkessel"
  • Wies

Museum "Zum alten Brennkessel"

"Zum alten Brennkess'l" Jöbstl's collection of distilling equipment Waltraud Jöbstl, the internationally awarded,...
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Essigproduktion | © Bernhard Bergmann
  • Koglhof

Essigmanufaktur Oswald/Schaffer

Vinegar made from fruit & herbs Beate Oswald's small vinegar factory is located in Koglhof. Extensive knowledge...
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Stausee Soboth Luftaufnahme | © Stausee Soboth
  • Eibiswald

Reservoir Soboth

The fjord-like mountain lake enchants with its picturesque appearance and pleasant water temperatures. Fed by two...
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Hochgrail an der Schilcherweinstraße | © ORF Schöttl
  • St. Stefan ob Stainz

Die Weingärten von Hochgrail

The living room of the Schilcher The Hochgrail vineyard in Schilcherland was voted the most beautiful place in Austria...
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1_Burgruine Obervoitsberg_Mit Josefstatue | © Robert Cescutti
  • Voitsberg

Der Voitsberger Schlossberg

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  • Mureck

Mureck Ship Mill

Ship mills shaped the shore landscapes of the great rivers for centuries. The Mureck ship mill, anchored in the Mur, is...
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Burg Strechau | © Thomas Sattler
  • Lassing

Burg Strechau

If Strechau Castle were a knight, it would sit right next to the king at the round table. The second largest castle in...
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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.

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