From the heart of the Alps to the River Mur of Graz, Styria has many different ways to woo the wayward hiker. Glaciers, peaks, and exposed ridges allow for incredible vistas, notably in the northwest, but for those who want a different experience, perhaps a farmhouse culture tour, Aflenz-Kurort might be more your speed. To the south, wine and hiking go hand in hand, so touring a vineyard to release bottled up energy is best rewarded with a local glass of Blauer Zweigelt.
German; Austrian German
Best Time to Visit
May through September are the warmest and most pleasant for a perfect hike in Styria
The weather corresponds to a traditional Central European climate. Styria is one of the coldest regions of Austria, though it does have warm summer months. It is cold, wet, and snowy from late autumn to early spring
How to Get There
You can reach Styria by flying directly into Graz, which has direct flights from Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Istanbul. London, Paris, and other European cities can also transfer to Graz in Vienna. Other regional airports include Niederoblarn and Turnau. Austrian Federal Railways efficiently serves the region with train transportation
Located in the southeast of Austria, Styria is known for its mountainous and forested landscape. From farms and vineyards to the service-oriented northern mountains, it offers a wide range of options for hikers and trekkers to explore. While Graz is the main point of entry for hikes in the region, you can also access notable areas of interest from Salzburg (like Dachstein) and Vienna. Significant art and architecture is abundant in the region. The clock tower Uhrturm in Graz is an icon. The city even has a hill at its center, the Schlossberg, complete with a castle and funicular railway. There are many hikes for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. The more mountainous areas will clearly provide a challenging tour in contrast with the gentle trails and rolling hills of the lowland forests
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