Donnersbach also has an especially appealing spot to offer, in the form of the highest mountain hamlet in Styria at 1600 m – the Planneralm. With Robin Hood Land for archers, a pine distillery that will appeal to all your senses as well as numerous hiking tours for nature lovers, this is a wonderful place to spend a holiday in summer. Likewise in winter, when the first snow covers the pine copses and magical pistes invite you to indulge in the joys of skiing and winter sports.
Donnersbachwald, the small community at the end of Donnersbachtal, is a big deal when it comes to unforgettable holidays and recreational enjoyment! In summer, this gem of a location and home to the Riesneralm, is where you will be able to hop on a chair lift and ride up to a world of delightful mountaintop experiences – a summit pool, a play park with animal figures carved out of wood, the Hochseesitz, a barefoot path and many other attractions await big and small. But likewise away from the Riesneralm, there is no shortage of things to discover thanks to beautiful alpine pastures, bike trails and hiking paths. For all fans of wintertime, especially families, this community is a big hit thanks to the 1st Austrian Children’s Ski Resort, variety-packed pistes on the mountain and beautifully tracked cross-country ski trails in the valley.
Irdning, at the foot of the Grimming, is a central starting point for excursions in every direction, making it a popular holiday destination for active sports fans as well as culture aficionados. Here, a sculpture park, International Chamber Music Days and the Summer Academy meet mountain bike trails, hiking tours and running routes. Meanwhile, the always intriguing Museum Schloss Trautenfels is just a stone’s throw away.