Early summer meadow (Schladming-Dachstein) | © Steiermark Tourismus | Uwe Grinzinger Early summer meadow (Schladming-Dachstein) | © Steiermark Tourismus | Uwe Grinzinger
Nature juwels in Styria

Meadows & boglands

Colourful, rich meadows and pastures are a rare thing nowadays. Fortunately, farmers and nature conservationists often ensure the preservation of this space of biological diversity. This means that you can still observe very special habitats and come across protected animal species on these spots.

Almost a quarter of Styria's land is occupied by meadows, pastures, orchards and vineyards. They are not only an important and necessary area for agriculture, but also the animal world and a wide variety of plants need them as a habitat. For example, the rare butterfly species, the pale meadow-headed ant-blue, lives in the Styrian meadows. Likewise, some protected bird species rely on the preservation of these areas, such as the corncrake in the Ennstal or the roller in the Styrian Spa and Volcano Country.

In contrast, moors are terrestrial habitats shaped by water – a combination of both, so to speak. The plants growing there can never completely rot, due to the water-saturated soil, thus peat is formed. They provide space for their special kind of vegetation, including peat mosses, fever clover, cranberry and the carnivorous sundew.

Visiting these fascinating natural habitats on a family outing and going on a discovery tour through the meadows, pastures and moors of Styria is a special experience.

Awesome meadows and boglands experiences

Accessible by public transport
Die Blaa Alm mit dem Loser | Roland Hosp | © Ausseerland
Altaussee easy Open
Route 10,6 km
Duration 3:30 h

Hike to the Blaa Alm

Wandern | Marktgemeinde Straden | © TV Thermen- & Vulkanland
Thermen- & Vulkanland medium Open
Route 9,3 km
Duration 2:45 h

Art trail (Weg der Kunst)

Accessible by public transport
Remschniggalm | Bernhard Prangl | © Südsteiermark
Southern Styria medium Open
Route 45,5 km
Duration 3:50 h

Remschniggalm - wine, alpine pasture and more.

Moorlehrpfad, Steig | Christine Pollhammer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Oststeiermark easy Open
Route 1,9 km
Duration 0:45 h

Accessible by public transport
Pöllau parish church and Pöllauberg pilgrimage church in Eastern Styria | Hans-Jürgen Pailer | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Pöllau medium Open
Route 3,1 km
Duration 1:30 h

Pöllau - Pöllauberg pilgrims' path

Accessible by public transport
Blick von der Hinteralmstraße in Richtung Bodenalm und Waxenegg | Andreas Steininger | © TV Hochsteiermark
Neuberg an der Mürz medium Open
Route 20,0 km
Duration 5:00 h

Podolerteich | Mediadome | © Tourismusverband Region Murau
Murau easy Open
Route 5,0 km
Duration 2:30 h

Podol circular hike

Accessible by public transport
Wetterkreuze auf der Bründlalm | Moritz | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
Passail challenging Open
Route 26,2 km
Duration 9:00 h