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Answers by Young Styria

FAQ on school trips to Styria

From directions to insurance information – find out all you need to know for your project week in Styria! In the following, we have compiled answers to some questions we get asked frequently.

Frequently asked questions on project weeks

Are you planning a school trip to Styria? Young Styria is happy to help you with booking your accommodation! Our travel ideas give you lots of inspiration on what a stay in the green heart of Austria could look like. If you already have some ideas in mind, don’t hesitate to send us an enquiry!

By the way: We also help clubs and youth groups plan their stay in Styria.

The information and offers we send you about Young Styria accommodation partners is free of charge. In addition, your host will be happy to provide you with additional information on attractions and activities, transfer options and professional contacts on site free of charge.

Costs only incur if you decide to have your entire trip planned by Young Styria.

Hiking, cycling and swimming in summer, skiing, snowshoeing and other off-piste activities in winter: Styria is a great all-year destination for all kinds of project weeks. What’s more, the green heart of Austria is a paradise for culture lovers.

Young Styria tip: Would you like to spend an exciting self-catering stay in Styria with your classmates? Then the campsites and mountain huts of the Schladming-Dachstein region or Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park might be just the thing for you.

The Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research offers different grants and subsidies for school trips, including school ski trips, sports and projects weeks and language trips.

NB: The minimum duration for these kinds of trips is five days.

For more information on requirements, subsidies and useful links, please visit the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry.
Other bodies offering financial assistance include the “Servicestelle für Wintersportwochen“ as well as local parents‘ associations. 

All Young Styria accommodation providers have extensive experience with hosting school groups. They are also happy to recommend travel insurance options with companies such as Europäische Reiseversicherung.

Young Styria tip: Once you have chosen an accommodation for your trip, it’s a good idea to contact your host directly. They will be happy to help you with taking out travel insurance.

The collaboration between teachers and Young Styria is similar to a long friendship. Just like good friends, we’re happy to provide you with useful tips for your stay in Styria. What’s more, planning your school trip with Young Styria has other benefits:

  • many years of experience in planning school trips
  • long-standing contacts with numerous attraction and activity providers in Styria
  • one single contact from your first enquiry to the booking of your accommodation 

Would you like to get to know us better? Then visit the Young Styria section for more detailed information about us! Alternatively, you can join one of our study trips to meet us in person. Of course, you can also contact us via the enquiry form or by calling +43 664 8321 338.

We are happy to offer accessible school trips to Styria for students with impairments. Numerous accommodation providers and attractions are accessible, ensuring carefree trips for everyone.

Accommodation providers that are partners of Young Styria will support you free of charge in finding activity instructors from the fields of sports, nutrition, nature, culture and arts. The costs for guided on-site activities will have to be covered by you.

Certain providers such as Kinderhotel Appelhof or Erlebnisgasthof Moasterhaus also offer programmes where expenses for activity instructors are already included. 

Check your travel insurance policy to find out whether it covers trip cancellations due to illness. 

NB: For up-to-date information on Covid regulations, please visit the official website of Styria.

Whether you prefer to travel by bus or by train: Both options are great for school trips to Styria. What’s more, the Austrian Federal Railways, a mobility partner of Young Styria, offers attractive group discounts.

Inviting inn, modern youth hostel or impressive castle: Every accommodation in Styria has its own special charm. What all of them have in common is the fact that they offer a child- and youth-friendly infrastructure. This also means that teachers’ accommodation is always just around the corner from the students’ rooms. This ensures that students can easily contact their teachers at all times.
Other quality criteria include:

  • special facilities tailored to the needs of school groups, e.g. common rooms, projectors, boot storage rooms, drying rooms
  • catering tailored to students‘ dietary requirements (e.g. food intolerances, cultural or religious dietary needs)
  • useful tips on attractions and bad-weather activities (incl. maps of hiking trails, villages and cycling routes)
  • useful tips on educational, entertaining excursion destinations and educational programmes

A study trip is a great way for teachers to get to know Styria before their actual project week. Costs are 90 euros per person, including two nights on full-board plus free transfer and admission to the visited attractions.


Your go-to partner for school trips

For more information and inspiration on school trips to Styria, check out our School Trips A–Z guide, the Young Styria magazine and our brochures. You already have some ideas in mind for your project week in Styria? Then just fill in the contact form and send us an enquiry!