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Paragliding, ice climbing, ice diving and ice fishing

Not only skiing slopes, cross-country skiing tracks, snowshoe hikings, ski touring, skating rinks, toboggan tracks and horse drawn sleights are awaiting you in Styria, there exists also alternative winter fun in this region.

Paragliding and hang-gliding-taking off in the air. Around the Hochschwab you are rewarded with breathtaking views. Tandem paragliding in Wildalpen- the Styrian valley of the river Salza. Paragliding counts to one of the winter sports with the most action. Starting at the skiing area Hochkar, which is the border area between Styria and Lower Austria, you have the possibility to book tandemflights with trained tandempilotes. Offered are the flights from liquid lifestyle at the price of € 135 per person.

Fantastic views you also have, when you are paragliding or hang-gliding at the Aflenzer Bürgeralm, which is one of the most popular flying areas in the region Hochsteiermark. If the weather is good you can see the mountain Schöckl in the South, in the East the mountain Seeberg, the Schießling, the Veitsch and the Rax and the Schneeberg. In the North, directly behind the airfield, the impressing Hochschwab is throning. In the West you can see in the direction of Tragöß and to the mountains Messnerin and the Präbichl.

In the adventure region Erzberg the Präbichl with a great view is a tip for all fans of paragliding. The mountain Polster is the nearby mountain of the Präbichl, the best thermal start you have at the mountain Niederpolster. You have a view to the Pfaffenstein, the Rössel and the Leobener Mauer. Paragliding and tandem flights you can book directly at the Soaringclub Präbichl.

From the Rührer in Kapfenberg, one of the four cities in the Hochsteiermark, which is located between Kindberg and Bruck an der Mur at the river Mürz paragliding fans also come away content. Fligths with professional pilotes are bookable via GollnhubAIR at a price of €80,--.

For climbing lovers, and lovers of via ferratas and rocky mountains the Hochsteiermark is a paradise also in winter. In Wildalpen, at the foot of the northern part of the mountain Hochschwab, or in Altenberg an der Rax in the naturepark Mürzer Oberland ice climbing is an exceptional experience for your holiday.

For all lovers of water the region Hochsteiermark offers ice diving and ice fishing. The lake Erlaufsee in Mariazell is located at the border between Styria and Lower Austria. This lake is a clear tarn and the water has drinking water quality. There you can discover a great underwater world and you may also see local fishes like moraines and whitefishes etc.  The alpine aquarium Grüblsee, the highest diving base in Europe, is directly located at the Präbichl. There you may see the great underwater world and 14 different freshwater fishes. The main attraction is the feeding of the fishes.

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