Summer excursion with dog (Feistritzklamm, castle Herberstein, Oststeiermark) | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm Summer excursion with dog (Feistritzklamm, castle Herberstein, Oststeiermark) | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm
The perfect hotel for holidays with dogs

Holidays with dogs in Styria

From the Dachstein glacier to the Wine Country, Styria boasts an impressive variety of stunning landscapes and natural treasures from mountains to meadows, vineyards and lakes. Whether you want to spend an active holiday full of scenic views or take your time to discover the many excursion destinations of the regions – you and your canine companion are bound to feel right at home.

The dog-friendly hotels in Styria welcome their four-legged guests with a tasty treat. These certified establishments are regularly inspected. The amenities offered – especially for dogs – vary from establishment to establishment. Treats, drinking and feeding bowls, dog blankets and dog waste bags are all part of the basic equipment. Some hotels also offer dog care, a walking service, vet information provided by the reception, or food service.

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Excellent hotels for holidays with dogs in Styria

Book a trip for you and your best (four-legged) friend. 

Good to know: The special services for dogs are listed directly on the hotel's website.

Find a certified dog hotel in Styria

Code of conduct on Styrian alpine pastures

Hikes in the green heart of Austria are exciting and relaxing at the same time. With around 1,900 alpine pastures covering a total area of 146,000 hectares, Styria offers plenty of space to enjoy nature. Following the rules of conduct for staying safe on alpine pastures, all visitors can enjoy their outdoor excursions to the fullest. So please observe and consider the following when you are out and about with your four-legged friend:

  1. Keep a safe distance and do not feed the animals.
  2. Keep calm so as not to frighten the animals.
  3. The mother cows protect their calves. Please keep dogs away from them.
  4. Dogs must be kept on a lead. In the event of an attack, immediately let go of the lead.
  5. Avoid unnecessary risks and only use marked trails.
  6. Give way to grazing animals and wait until they have left the trail. Keep as much distance as possible.
  7. If animals approach, simply keep calm and do not turn your back on them.
  8. If the atmosphere is tense, leave the grazing area of the animals as quickly as possible.
  9. Observe demarcated areas and close all gates behind you when crossing pastures.
  10. Treat nature, alpine workers and animals with respect.
Summer excursion with dog (Feistritzklamm, castle Herberstein, Oststeiermark) | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm
Family holidays with dog on the Zirbitzkogel | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm
spring in the mountains: dog on a crocus meadow | © Steiermark Tourismus |

Holidays at a hut with your dog: How to prepare

In Styria, canine companions are also welcome at huts. With these tips, nothing will get in the way of a wonderful visit to a hut with your dog:

  • Contact hut operators in advance and clarify whether there are still free sleeping spaces for dog owners.
  • Observe the rules of conduct on alpine pastures and at huts.
At the Planneralm with a dog | © Steiermark Tourismus |

Dog-friendly hikes in Styria

Exploring the great outdoors with your dog is not only a lot of fun but also extremely healthy. Dog-friendly hiking trails with beautiful locations for a break – where dogs are welcome, too – make for great hiking destinations for you and your furry companion.

The most beautiful hiking routes for dogs and their owners

Animals welcome at Styria's lakes

Beautiful bathing spots: When the air is shimmering and the sun is shining, cooling off in the wonderful lakes of Styria is just what you need. So why leave your four-legged friend at home? You don't have to!

In the green heart of Austria, there are numerous dog beaches and bathing lidos where dogs are welcome. Most lakes have their own designated sections for dogs and their owners. This makes holidays in Styria a refreshing experience for everyone.


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Hardly any other destination is better suited for dog-friendly holidays than the green heart of Austria. Whether you're going camping, on excursions or visiting a restaurant – the locals' love for animals is omnipresent in Styria.