Let’s go to Styria! Your holiday starts the moment you leave home.
There are many ways to enjoy your holidays in Styria: be it mountain tours and vie ferrata in the north, or the many hiking trails related to apples, wine and pumpkins in the hilly south. If you are looking for a more leisurely holiday in Styria, you will find a large selection of enjoyable discovery tours in the "green heart of Austria".
Railaxed travel to Styria with ÖBB
Hop aboard, and lean back. Read, play with your children or simply enjoy the passing scenery outside. ÖBB will take you to your well-deserved holidays, quickly, comfortably and guaranteed without traffic jams: by Railjet, Eurocity and Intercity trains or the ÖBB Intercitybus. The S-Bahn Styria offers you mobility in Austria’s green heart, as well.
Book your ticket for trains, buses and trams online or via the ÖBB App. Particularly economical: ÖBB Sparschiene, allowing you to travel from Vienna to Hochsteiermark or the Graz region for as little as 9 euros.
Discover the Styrian regions
Graz, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Gourmet capital, the city of the red roofs, the city of the clock tower with its varied history. Baroque buildings, idyllic inner courtyards and futuristic art such as the Kunsthaus by the river Mur, and the Mur Island with its café located in Styria’s main river. Here, art meets culture, southern flair meets modern lifestyle, enjoyment meets adventure - Graz warmly welcomes you. The Mur bike trail passes through Graz, taking you to the south of the country, to wine and thermal baths. Not far away, you can also discover the Lurgrotte, the open-air museum Stübing and the Rein Abbey.
365 days of the year, the Schladming-Dachstein region offers everything your heart may desire: 1000 km of hiking trails, 930 km of cycling and mountain bike routes, 45 running and Nordic walking routes, 5 golf courses and 14 vie ferrata on the southern faces of the Dachstein, for example? Or: 300 mountain lakes, 100 large and small waterfalls, high alpine water landscapes, biotopes, canyons of bare marble all the way to healing springs and powerful sites in the Schladming-Dachstein region.
The mountainous landscape of Hochsteiermark is dominated by turquoise water and deep green forests. Athletic and leisurely activities, all the way to guaranteed adrenaline rushes in romantic, idyllic natural settings are sure to restore your mental balance. While the Hochsteiermark is still considered a sleepy insider tip, its unique mining technology ensures the region is absolutely in line with current trends.
In the Mur Valley holiday region, the Alps guarantee magnificent holiday experiences and hiking adventures between 800 and 2,700 meters above sea level year-round. Welcoming and cosy mountain inns await you on all tours, offering true Styrian culinary treats. If action is what you are looking for, the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg near Knittelfeld is the perfect place for you. The Aichfeld cities, on the other hand, are a perfect shopping and sightseeing destination. And the Mur bike trail always follows the railway tracks, so that you can comfortably combine a bicycle tour with a train ride.
Southern Styria and spa country
Wild and romantic southern Styria with its constantly rising and falling vineyards, the poplar trees on their ridges, and the ubiquitous slopes covered in vines is the epitome of an ideal wine landscape for connoisseurs. Further to the east, in spa country around Bad Radkersburg, Bad Gleichenberg, Loipersdorf, Bad Blumau, Bad Waltersdorf and Sebersdorf, hot thermal springs bubble up from the earth in full force. The Buschenschanken (wine taverns) allow for a very typical cosy and authentically Styrian experience, offering you a chance to sample regional wines and delicacies. Last but not least, the region’s 14 pleasure bike trails invite you to leisurely discover the landscape.
Photocredit: Steiermark-Tourismus, Schiffer