Holidays in Styria: close to nature & rich in variety
Probably no other Austrian province boasts such diverse landscapes as Styria. Whilst the south and east are famous for their hills and vineyards, the north is shaped by mountains and valleys. That said, there is an abundance of forests, meadows and pastures everywhere in Styria, which explains why Styria is lovingly nicknamed the “Green Heart of Austria”. A holiday spent in Styria is particularly close to nature and reenergizing – above all here at ALPS RESORTS. Our holiday homes, chalets and holiday apartments all enjoy top locations, allowing you to discover the surrounding nature year-round, be that on foot, on skis or on two wheels.
Active Holidays in Styria
- Highest mountain: Hoher Dachstein (2,993 m)
- Ski pistes: approx. 702 km
- Cross-country ski trails: approx. 2,200 km
- Hiking paths: over 15,000 km
- Bike paths: more than 1,000 km
- Swimming lakes: 68
Holiday Homes & Chalets in Murau/Styria
Six different holiday homes and chalets in Murau, Styria, look forward to giving guests a well-deserved treat. These include the Kreischberg Chalets close to the piste, which are also bookable with a private wellness area. Likewise close to the Kreischberg are Almdorf Stadl and Feriendorf Murau. Both resorts convince thanks to their central-yet-peaceful settings. In some cases, the chalets feature a private whirlpool and sauna. In the midst of pine forest at 1800 meters above sea level, the modern holiday homes of Alpenpark Turracher Höhe invite you to unwind completely. Thanks to the top location and private wellness area, letting go completely has never been easier. The same goes for our luxurious Turrach Lodges, duplexes that are flooded with natural lighting, affording a splendid view of the pine forest. “Your fill of sunshine” is the befitting motto of Naturpark Chalets Lambrecht, with a private sauna as well as the valley lift station right outside the front door.
Holiday Homes & Chalets in Murtal/Styria
In Austria’s very first “Sports Village”, you are greeted by Almdorf Hohentauern, whose luxurious chalets cater to your every wish. The ski piste is only a few minutes from your holiday home. And upon returning from your active day in the outdoors, in the private spa of your chalet you will find the right retreat in which to unwind and regenerate. Also in Murtal is Feriendorf Hohentauern. The holiday homes here are distinguished by a more traditional look, conjuring up a warm-and-friendly “hut feeling”. This resort is also an ideal base for hikes and is right next to the piste.
Chalets in Schladming/Styria
The two ALPS RESORTS in Schladming are also something special. Bergresort Hauser Kaibling lies by the piste, awaiting you with luxurious suites and chalets. Equipped with modern, high-quality furnishings, guests spend a magical holiday here, a holiday that includes a private pool and sauna. A breathtaking view of the Dachstein massif is also promised to you by Alpenchalets Reiteralm. In the heart of the Schladming-Dachstein Region and right by the piste, this resort sets the pulses of holidaymakers racing with pure joy. The chalets are luxuriously appointed and, thanks to a sauna, whirlpool and swim spa, the ultimate in comfort is assured.
Holiday apartments in Styria
Our holiday apartments in Styria are likewise predestined to guarantee the ultimate feel-good vacation for the whole family. Aside from the Kreischberg Chalets we mentioned above, there are also two other ALPS RESORTS in Murau: FerienPark Kreischberg with a public wellness area, and the Kreischberg Suites. Holiday apartments in different categories promise something for every taste and budget. Awaiting you at Alpenrock Schladming are modern apartments in the Amadé ski area. Upon your return from the piste, you can unwind to your heart’s content in the 430 m2 wellness area. The Erzberg Alpin Resort in Hochsteiermark, with its own clubhouse, is particularly popular with larger groups. As many as 27 people can spend their holidays here together and enjoy free admission to VITALBAD Eisenerz.
Culinary Diversity during Your Styrian Holiday
In our holiday homes, chalets and holiday apartments in Styria, you will be able to conjure up an astonishing selection of culinary delicacies. Thanks to fully equipped kitchens, you will want for nothing inside your holiday home. Nevertheless, we heartily recommend discovering the rich variety of Styrian cuisine, every bit as varied as the surrounding landscapes. That said, the south is famous for its pumpkinseed oil, Brettljausen and Sterz, whereas wild game, trout and sweet Spagatkrapfen are more commonly found in the north. Also typically Styrian: rotisserie chicken, Styrian-style scrambled eggs and Styrian boiled meat & veggies. Famous as a winegrowing center and also the biggest apple-growing region in Austria, a glass of wine or cider from Styria is an absolute “must”.
Popular Sightseeing Attractions in Styria
The sightseeing attractions of Styria are equally diverse. Right at the top of the list, of course, is the highest mountain in the province – the Dachstein. Greeting you there at 2700 meters above sea level is a glass-floored viewing platform, the highest suspension footbridge in Austria and a glass stairway. A head for heights is definitely an advantage. Also well worth a visit is the provincial capital, Graz. Here, there are so many different things to marvel at, including the clock tower on the Schlossberg, with splendid panoramic views extending all the way to the Murinsel, and the always-impressive Kunsthaus. Also particularly fascinating is the Lurgrotte – the biggest cave with stalactites in Austria. The numerous castles of Styria radiate historical charm, including castles Oberkapfenberg and Riegersburg. Schloss Herberstein grants intriguing insights into the past and, thanks to an animal park, is also popular with families with kids.
Annual Events in Styria
Hot tires and pure adrenaline are guaranteed at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg: Formula 1, the Moto GP and DTM draw huge numbers of motor sports fans to this small community in Murtal every year. A little farther north, since 1995 the Red Bull Erzberg Rodeo has guaranteed its own fair share of action. Within the scope of what is undoubtedly the toughest Enduro motorbike race in the world, hardened pros impressively demonstrate their astonishing biking skills. The same could be said about the spectacular ski race that takes place in Schladming. The Nightrace in Planai Stadium is an absolute magnet for visitors, a red-letter event on the World Cup calendar. If you are a fan of song, dance and a great party atmosphere, “Aufsteirern”, the biggest festival of folk culture in Austria, will be just what you are looking for. Celebrated for centuries and very much a living tradition, Ausseer Fasching takes places in the Salzkammergut. Actually, this colorful celebration has been a proud member of the UNESCO World Intangible Heritage List since 2016.