Summer offers

In the summer, the alpine region provides lots of different opportunities for sporty activities in nature.

 

After a long mountain hike to the Pretul summit (1656 m), you will be rewarded with a breath-taking panoramic view of the whole region

Regional delicacies with a focus on seasonality and the use of fresh herbs are offered in the restaurant at the Pretul summit.

Regardless of whether you just want to take a walk around the mountain lake or go for a bike tour, you have a large number of activities to choose from. Beach volleyball, children's playground, coffee and simply good rest. The summer festivals and the good food always create unforgettable evenings.

Fishing: Carp fishing in mountain lake is permitted for a fee. You can also fish trout near Ratten.

July to October are the right months for collecting wild mushrooms such as porcini, chanterelles, boletus and berries such as blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, blueberries, elderberries as well as medicinal herbs in forests, alpine pastures and around the mountain lake.


Indoor swimming pool, E-Funpark, minigolf, horse riding, cycle paths, bicycle rental, hiking

Museum of Wind Instruments, mountain museum, shops, cafés, pizzeria, restaurants

Outdoor and indoor tennis courts, football pitch, special area for curling

 

Excursion destinations

Graz is the state capital of Styria and the second largest city of the Republic of Austria.

Sights:
Eggenberg Palace, armoury, country house, mausoleum, Graz opera house, castle hill, Graz Castle, Graz Cathedral, Herrengasse, Sporgasse and much more.

Museums
29 museums such as the Old Gallery, Archaeology Museum, Diocesan Museum, Kunsthaus, Armoury and much more.
Galleries and various events.

Bruck an der Mur has been a settlement since the stone ages, as demonstrated by relevant findings, and it now has a beautiful old town and many other sights.

Sights:
Churches, Kornmesserhaus , town hall, Flößmeisterhaus, former princely castle, castle hill with clock tower and the Landskron castle ruins.

Events:
Juggler's Festival, annual markets, Martini Market since 1320.

Oberkapfenberg Castle was first mentioned in a document from 1173.

Activities include:
Raptor centre, castle tours, medieval games, crossbow shooting and a Medieval Knights' Festival as the highlight of the year.

Mariazell with the Magna Mater Austriae statue in the Mariazell Basilica is by far the most important place of pilgrimage in Austria and it is also significant for many Catholics in the Eastern neighbouring countries.

The Augustinian Monastery of Vorau awaits with a history of over 800 years and age-old tunnel systems that stretch for kilometres and nobody knows who built them, when and why they were built. The monastery dates back to 1163.

Sights:
Monastery of Vorau, open-air museum, Augustinian path around the monastery (around 800 metres), Monument of reading.

Monastery tavern Vorau – A tradition of quality.

From the bean to the chocolate: Experience live how chocolate is made on the exciting tasting tour through the Choco Shop Theatre. You can see into factory production through the glass architecture and you can simultaneously test how the cocoa bean is turned into chocolate at the tasting stations.

Various thermal baths such as Tatzmannsdorf, Loipersdorf, Sebersdorf, Bad Radkersburg etc. can be reached in around 40 minutes.

The Bad Tatzmannsdorf thermal bath was voted wellness thermal bath of the year 2014. This unique treasure rises from a depth of 896 m and reaches the surface at a temperature of 42°.

The composition of sodium, hydrogen carbonate, chloride and mineral thermal water is particularly suitable for regeneration, the treatment of muscle tension and injuries, complaints in the joints, musculoskeletal system and especially the spine. The healing thermal water covers over 1,200 m². Sauna Garden Eden with 16 wellness saunas and Lady’s SPA.

The Fun Park consists of a slide park with five spectacular slides, a water park, the most versatile adventure pool in Austria and the Baby Beach for the younger guests.

Thermal bath, foot bath and various saunas.