The Green Heart | © Steiermark Tourismus | Manfred Polansky The Green Heart | © Steiermark Tourismus | Manfred Polansky
Nature juwels in Styria


Our forests provide sustainable wood, protect against erosion and avalanches, are the source of clean air and ensure pure drinking water. The oldest trees in the Styrian forests are already several hundred years old. Their trunks are covered with mosses, young and older offspring grow next to them, and sprouts cover the ground. In some places, fallen trees lie criss-crossed - nature's order actually looks quite untidy.

Styria is called "the Green Heart of Austria" for a reason - almost 63 percent of the province is forest. Styria is the most densely forested province in Austria. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is home to some particularly valuable forests.

The rich flora and fauna ranges from tree sponges to - depending on the season - snow lilies with their white flowers in spring and green ferns in midsummer. You can choose what you would like to marvel at during an excursion into these areas of unspoiled nature. Whether it is Swiss stone pine or beech, black stork or pine jay, is up to your individual liking.

From the Auwald in the UNESCO Biosphere Park Murauen near the wine-growing areas to the larch and stone pine forests at almost 2,000 metres above sea level… there is something for everyone. There is nothing left to say, except: enjoy the tranquillity and recharge your batteries in Styria’s beautiful forests.

Awesome forest experinces

Familienwanderung am Wasser | Stephan Friesinger | © Südsteiermark
Southern Styria easy Open
Route 3,7 km
Duration 0:55 h

Short recreation and family hiking trail

Natura 2000 area Klause Deutschlandsberg | Dominik Feibel | © Schilcherland Steiermark
Southern Styria medium Closed
Route 10,2 km
Duration 3:30 h

Laßnitztalweg - hiking tour "Klause" Deutschlandsberg

Schiffsmühle Mureck | | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland
Mureck medium Open
Route 32,4 km
Duration 2:30 h

Feet Ship Mills - Tour RA 23 (Schiffsmühlen - Tour RA 23)

Accessible by public transport
Maria Fieberbründl, Apfelland-Stubenbergsee in Eastern Styria | Christine Pollhammer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Pöllau medium Open
Route 14,4 km
Duration 4:30 h

Fieberbründlweg, Pöllau

Kufstein | René Eduard Perhab | © TVB Haus-Aich-Gössenberg
Schladming-Dachstein challenging Open
Route 15,8 km
Duration 6:30 h

Alpine Hike from the Stoderzinken across the Grafenbergalm to the Kufstein

Roßlochklamm | OIKOS | © TV Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Closed
Route 3,1 km
Duration 2:00 h

Blick von der Burg Deutschlandsberg auf die Schilcherweingärten und auf die Schilcherhauptstadt Deutschlandsberg | Brigitte Kügerl | © Lupi Spuma
Frantschach-Sankt Gertraud medium Open
Route 21,1 km
Duration 7:00 h

Stage 18 From Glacier to Wine South Route Weinebene - Deutschlandsberg

Accessible by public transport
If you want to discover a typical flat Mura landscape in Austria and Slovenia, this is the tour for you. | | © Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland
Thermen- & Vulkanland easy Open
Route 29,4 km
Duration 2:30 h

Boundless tour around the river mur (Grenzenlose Murauen-Tour)