Nature Park Southern Styria
On the pastures, sheep bleat with their lambs. Swallowtails dance on meadow sage and chrysanthemums. Experience the southern Styria hospitality with all your senses and enjoy nature park specialities, such as lavender syrup and Kriecherl schnapps. Wine wherever you look: vineyards upon vineyards that stand proudly on the tops of hills, lush green meadows and small fields - the charm of southern Styria fascinates throughout the year. The mild temperatures invite you to hike, cycle or golf early in the year.
When the vines sleep and the hoarfrost covers the trees, ice crystals make the bare vineyards sparkle in the sunlight. It's now quiet in the fruit orchards. Plants rest and have withdrawn all forces into the ground. But we hike through the quiet winter landscape of the Nature Park Southern Styria and take pictures of birds at the bird feeders. The wine ferments in the cellar in front of you, some of the wine is discussed by experts and in some places you can look over the shoulders of winegrowers making schnapps.
1 Day in the Nature Park Southern Styria
A natural gem: Nature Park Hupfa Tour - Special Features in the Nature Park Southern Styria
Who or what is a collared flycatcher? What is the difference between a European protected area and a nature reserve? What are the prerequisites for a Nature Park Partner business? What are natural gems and what specific animals and plants can be discovered? Our nature mediators will be happy to take you on an exciting journey through the Nature Park Southern Styria. Duration: 4 - 6 hours.
Nature Discovery Offer: Exquisite Donkey Experiences
As hiking companions in the southern Styrian border area, donkeys show you what it means to really slow down. In the careful togetherness with the animals, you hike along the border panorama route with magnificent views of southern Styria. Herbal educator Anita Winkler will be happy to accompany you and share interesting information with you about wild herbs. Duration: 5 - 6 hours.
Culinary art: Vegan Organic Wine Tavern
Stop at the unique organic wine tavern Knaus on the Southern Styria Wine Road. Enjoy the Südherz wines, deeply rooted and sustainably produced, various organic products and their specially created vegan food. The owner Otto Knaus will be happy to guide you through the organic vineyard and get you acquainted with the emerald lizard. Duration: 2 hours.
Excursion destination: Seggau Castle in Southern Styria
The imposing Seggau Castle offers unobstructed views of southern Styria. During a tour of the castle, learn about the Styrian bishop's palace. During a subsequent wine tasting in the baroque wine cellar, learn a lot about southern Styrian wine. Duration: 1.5 hours (guided tour without wine tasting)
Cultural offer: Nature and Culture at the Grottenhof
At the Regioneum shop in the Nature Park Centre Grottenhof, you can purchase the finest products from the region. Stroll through the landscape park with a bee nature trail, pond, children's playground, hops garden and traditional farmer's garden right in front of the building. Also visit the various cultural events and art exhibitions in the gallery of the Regioneum. Duration 1 - 2 hours.