Nature Park Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen
Shaped by the ice age, natural gems can be found here in the form of powerful springs and idyllic pond and marshland landscapes, embedded between the 1,892 m Grebenzen and the 2,396 m Zirbitzkogel. The nature park is among the Austrian model regions for sustainable tourism. The Via Natura, the nature reading hiking trail through the Nature Park Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen, leads to a nature reading garden and to nature reading islands. The attractive and climate-friendly mobility concept with nature park e-bikes, nature park e-automobiles and the nature park hiking bus from and to the hiking starting points is also enjoyed by hikers along the Hiking Route From the Glacier to the Wine, which runs from the Dachstein to wine country.
As a year-round destination, numerous ski tour options are available in the winter on both mountain massifs Zirbitzkogel and Grebenzen. On the Grebenzen, there is a ski area with 25 kilometres of slopes, particularly popular with families, where everyone up to 28 years old receives the ski ticket for the price of a youth ticket! At the foot of the Zirbitzkogel at the Tonnerhütte is a children's and family lift, where you can also toboggan uphill. Cross-country ski runs, snowshoe hiking routes, winter hiking trails and tobogganing runs complete the offer.
Culinary nature park specialities are offered by the nature park keepers, the nature park direct marketers, at the nature park organic farmer's market and in the nature park shops.
1 Day in the Nature Park Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen
Natural gem: Zeutschacher spring - The Zeutschacher spring is a very special gem of the nature park and invites you to linger. Duration: however long you desire to stay
Nature Discovery Offer: "In the footsteps of Paracelsus"
Guided hike on the Via Natura stage 10. The multi-faceted landscape reveals to us humans its beauty in the form of its biodiversity. Over the centuries, however, we have increasingly removed ourselves from it. Along the Via Natura, you will be shown what parallels exist between man and landscape and what value we can derive from it. Duration: Walking time 3 hours, 4-5 hours with a guided tour and breaks
Culinary art: Lassacher cheese dairy
This is where tradition meets idealism and a great deal of dedication, and the result tastes particularly good. For more than 30 years, the farm has been organically cultivated and is the basis for the delicious Perchauer mountain cheese or the Schlurtbauerkäse. Sold at the farm. Guided tours by request. Duration: 0.5 hours
Cultural offer: Benedictine monastery St. Lambrecht
For over 900 years, the Benedictine monastery has shaped the town and people in and around Sankt Lambrecht. Numerous seminars, such as "Give Yourself Time" or "Update. Am I Still on Course?" and guided tours through the Benedictine monastery or the monastery gardens invite you to linger in the monastery. Duration: 1 to 2 hours, including guided tour
Excursion destination: Nature Reading Park Neumarkt
The Nature Reading Park, artistically designed in the shape of a leaf and furnished with extraordinary sculptures, quotes from philosophers, and texts on the topic of man and nature, invites you to reflect on the essentials of life. The guided tours in the Nature Reading Park spur you to read more of the book of nature. Duration: 0.5 hours without guided tour, 1.5 hours with guided tour