Mountains offer a lot of room for relaxation and the conscious enjoyment of perhaps still unknown facets of nature. They invite you to rediscover the beauty of the great outdoors in a mindful way. However, it is important to remember that safety comes first on every hiking, mountain bike or ski tour.
Alone or in a group, with children or with your dog: The following recommendations and rules of conduct were developed to make your tours through the mountains of Styria as safe as possible and thus enjoyable and relaxing.
More detailed explanations of the individual rules of conduct for hikers can be found on the website of the Alpine Club.
112 is a number that can be used to make an emergency call from mobile phones throughout the EU (and in many other countries). It's free of charge and works with any network operator, including if you're abroad. A properly made emergency call is crucial in case of an accident – it should provide answers to the most important questions:
Anyone who is in distress and has no reception should turn their mobile phone off and on again. Instead of the PIN code, you can now enter the Euro emergency number 112. The number then dials into an available network, and an emergency call is made to the nearest police station.
There is a whole range of rules of conduct for safe encounters of humans and animals on alpine pastures. Hikers are strongly advised to ...
Anyone hiking with four-legged friends should be particularly careful on alpine pastures. Dogs attract the attention of grazing livestock, as they're perceived as a potential threat. Important: If dogs are let off their leash in time, they can avoid attacks by slower animals in the event of a conflict.
More valuable tips:
More information on the correct behaviour near grazing livestock can be found in the folder and on the website of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism.