Winter with Klapotetz, Southern Styria | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm Winter with Klapotetz, Southern Styria | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm
    The most beautiful way to enjoy winter

    Winter retreats in Styria

    Gentle exercise in nature. During mountain tours in the alpine north. Or during leisurely walks through the hibernating orchards of the south. Equipped with touring skis or cross-country skis, with snowshoes or winter boots: In Styria, the journey is the reward – especially when it’s a journey through Styria's winter landscapes.

    WINTER RETREATS

    Wenn sich die steirischen Landschaften in ihr winterlich-weißes Gewand hüllen, dann ist der Genuss nie weit weg. Durchatmen kann man beim aufregenden Rodeln oder beim entspannenden Weinwandern zwischen den Weinbergen - aktiv oder gelassen, das entscheiden Sie. Und zum Abschluss haben sich die Winterfrischler immer ein kulinarisches Erlebnis aus der Steiermark verdient. 

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    Stimmungsvoll: Bad Radkersburg
    • Bad Radkersburg

    Gentle exercise and winter city walks

    Mild climate and many hours of sunshine make gentle exercise sessions in nature a special experience. In Bad...
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    Naturpark Sölktäler | © Lupi Spuma
    • Naturpark Sölktäler

    Naturpark Sölktäler

    Nature park: worthy of preservation Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Sölktäler are the...
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    Auf Schneeschuhen durch die Hochsteiermark
    • Mürzzuschlag

    Snowshoe hike to Amundsenhöhe

    The Semmering-Waldheimat-Veitsch region is one hour away from Vienna and Graz. There are small and fine lifts and...
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    Grafenwiese, Piste frei für Nachtschwärmer | © Mirja Geh
    • Tauplitz

    Grafenwiese Tauplitz Night Toboggan Run

    --- The unique après-ski experience in the Salzkammergut --- Guests are pulled comfortably up the mountain on the...
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    Aflenzer Bürgeralm
    • Aflenz

    Sledging in a snow paradise with sweet refreshments

    With the sledge in hand, you can come to rest step by step in the untouched and deep-snow nature of the Aflenz...
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    Carmen Dreier-Zwetti_Eselwanderung_Oststeiermark | © Tourismusverband Oststeiermark / Carmen Dreier-Zwetti
    • Pöllau

    Slow motion hiking with donkeys and treasures from the natural park

    On a slow-motion hike with donkeys, these clever fellows take you through the gently rolling Pöllauer Tal natural park...
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    Skitour Johnsbach | © TV Gesäuse/Stefan Leitner
    • Admont

    Ski tour through the Gesäuse and Styria beef from the organic farm

    The Gesäuse has a lot to offer. But you won't find lifts like gondolas or chairlifts here.
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    Ausblick von der Mariazeller Bürgeralpe | © TV Hochsteiermark | Brigitte Digruber
    • Mariazell

    Schneeschuhwanderung auf die Mariazeller Bürgeralpe mit kulinarischem Genuss

    Enjoy the wonderful, snow-covered landscape in Mariazeller Land on a snowshoe hike up to the Mariazeller Bürgeralpe
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    Kochen und Küche | © Lexpix
    • Aflenz

    Kochen & Co in Christina´s Hofküche

    That's how it is in Hochsteiermark - cooking and co in Christina's court kitchen Follow in the footsteps of...
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    Rasante Abfahrt ins Tal | © Naturpark Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen
    • Mühlen

    Sledding up the mountain and culinary rarities at Zirbitzkogel

    With its 2,396 metres in altitude, the Zirbitzkogel is the highest mountain in the Seetal Alps. With converted...
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    Winterwelt im Gesäuse | © TV Gesäuse/Stefan Leitner
    • Admont

    Snowshoeing for beginners and fusion cuisine in Admont

    If you want to go high, you have to walk. But the snowshoes make winter hiking easy - even for beginners.
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    Tafelspitz
    • Fischbach

    Cross-country skiing in the Fischbach Alps & Waldheimat cuisine

    Incredibly rich in culinary specialities, East Styria is also affectionately called the Garden of Austria. The villages...
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    Romantic winter and snowshoe hikes

    Hike through snow-covered winter landscapes with lightweight snowshoes and feel close to nature. Walk at your own pace and discover new favourite spots during winter hiking in Styria. Especially the region’s high-altitude winter hiking trails are always worth visiting. They offer splendid panoramic views and plenty of photo spots where you can capture your holiday for eternity. Many of these trails’ starting points can be reached by cable car.

    Our tip for all winter lovers without skis: the winter hiking ticket of the Schladming-Dachstein region. The affordable ticket is valid for the mountains of Planai, Hochwurzen, Dachstein, Galsterberg, Reiteralm and Hauser Kaibling and includes free rides with numerous cable cars, lifts and busses.

    If you don’t want to use a cable car or lift, Almenland Nature Park in East Styria might be just your thing. It’s a perfect place to leave all the stress behind!

    For instance, the tour round Plankogel leads you past alpine pastures and through picturesque forests and can also be done without snowshoes. At the summit of Plankogel mountain, you can enjoy breathtaking views from one of East Styria’s most scenic vantage points. At the end, a culinary highlight is waiting for you at cosy Stoakoglhütte, which is also a “Kulinarium Steiermark” hut.

    Our tip: If you stop by at Stoakoglhütte, don’t miss their traditional “Spagatkrapfen” (a deep-fried dessert)!

    Ski touring in pristine nature

    Away from the hustle and bustle, various ski touring routes lead you through the enchanting winter landscapes of Styria. For instance, Austria’s National Ski Tour at Dachstein mountain is an unforgettable experience. The crossing of the Dachstein mountain range is a highlight for both nature lovers and ski touring fans.

    If you’re looking for a nice spot for a break, we recommend Simonyhütte. The mountain hut is named after Friedrich Simony, a pioneer of the Dachstein mountains. It is an important base for mountaineers who embark on extended tours of the Dachstein range from there. It’s also home to a mountaineering school that offers various courses.

    Sledging with splendid views

    Breathtaking views and fun-filled action: There are numerous sledging runs all across the mountains of Styria.

    Of course, there are also plenty of opportunities to take a break and warm up at a cosy mountain hut or restaurant. The hosts are always happy to welcome hungry sledgers and treat them to vegetarian, vegan or traditional dishes like pumpkin soup or “Käsespätzle”.

    Relaxing and regenerating

    Give it a Rest

    Far too rarely do we allow ourselves to simply do nothing. But facing the winter sun in a beautiful landscape is an opportunity to slow down and take a much-needed breather. 

    In Styrian nature or in the pleasant thermal water, you can really find peace.

    Klein Lachtalhütte | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

    Culinary Winter pleasures

    There are no better places to warm up after an unforgettable outdoor adventure and savour local delicacies than the many cosy restaurants and mountain huts of Styria. We especially recommend the 160 “Kulinarium Steiermark” partners. They range from traditional inns to fine-dining restaurants and offer you regional delicacies and heartfelt hospitality in a Styrian atmosphere.

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    Das Gute liegt so nah

    Urlaubszeit ist Genusszeit: In der Steiermark findet jeder das passende Angebot.