Nature Parks in Styria

Seven nature parks call Styria home: Almenland, Mürzer Oberland, Pöllauer Valley, Steirische Eisenwurzen, Sölktäler, Southern Styria and Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen. They represent characteristic and ecologically valuable cultural landscapes between the Eisenwurzen and the Sölktäler in the north and southern Styria in the south.

The landscape realm of the nature parks in Styria ranges from vineyards and alpine pastures to forested areas with ponds and rivers or rolling hills with mixed orchards. These regions have committed themselves to the conscious coexistence of man and nature. "Protect through use" is their motto, because nature parks provide healthy habitats for plants, animals and people. It is not the "exclusion" of man, but rather the best-possible integration of man in the natural cycle that is the goal of nature parks in Styria.

An extensive offering of high-quality nature park specialities, which have long since found their way into top gastronomy, or more than 70 certified nature park partners that slide into the host role, make the offering of the nature parks into an experience.

Doppelbett im Michlbauernhof | © nixxipixx

Nature Park Partners

Welcome to your natural holiday in Styria
Our nature park partners are hotels, guesthouses, holidays on farms and private room hire. Each of them is a certified ambassador of the nature park philosophy. They are experts in healthy living, healthy eating, healthy living spaces and convey natural experiences to you in their nature park. Nature park partners commit themselves to strict criteria and are externally tested for quality every 3 years.
Ennstaler Steirerkrapfen mit Steirerkas | © Naturpark Sölktäler | Herbert Raffalt

Culinary art in the nature park with slow food businesses

Juice and cider, schnapps and wine, red deer and lamb roasts, sheep's milk cheese and farmer's butter, herbal tea and pine schnapps, marmelade and dried Hirschbirn pears, honey and herb-flavoured vinegar – the gifts of nature are varied and delicious!

More information about the slow food businesses