What a pleasure: playing in and with the snow | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

Holiday with the Family

When the children like it, then the parents are happy. The Green Heart of Austria has a lot to offer for the little explorers in particular. Mighty rock peaks and dark mysterious forests, flowering alpine pastures and crystal clear lakes in the north, gentle hills, fruit orchards, vineyards and hot thermal springs in the south. Nature uses all its resources to create a healthy and exciting holiday for young and old alike.

Special establishments and even entire towns have adapted to the needs of little holidaymakers and show heart for families. In the summer, Styria is the greenest state in Austria and a unique holiday paradise for families. The gentle green mountain peaks in Peter Rosegger's homeland tell of old legends and fairy tales. On the alpine pastures and near little ponds, old handicrafts, tasty treats and a fascinating world of plants and animals await young and old explorers.

In the south, the route leads from the backs of the white horses directly into the warm mineral water of the thermal springs. In the north, steep mountainous adventures await with lots of fun in the cabins. No matter how you look at it, holidays are always too short for the many, many destinations. It is quite clear that besides the numerous adventure parks and summer toboggan runs in Styria, the swimming lakes are also at the forefront of activities not to be missed.

The winter comes and the thick white flakes fall. Now it's really fun for families, because the ski areas await with children's lifts, magic carpets and certified ski schools for the next generation of racers. Ski kindergartens and house lifts at family hotels make the first few metres on the snow a breeze and make the ski day more relaxing for the parents.