Hiking holidays in the Hochsteiermark- Austria

Experience the untouched nature of the Hochsteiermark

In the Hochsteiermark you can experience untouched nature as far as you can see. Imposing mountains, gentle alpine pastures, refreshing sources, green forests and a sprecial flora and fauna turn the region into a treasure.

In the heart of the region the Hochschwab with a height of 2.277m is located. Underneath the summit the modern Schiestlhaus is located. It is the highest shelter of the Hochschwab-area as well as the high alpine passive house. The mountian area is an impressing limestone plateau from around 400m² and is limited in the west from the Präbichl and in the east from the Seebergsattel. Additionally, this area has the biggest stock of chamois in Europe.

At the foot of the area the lake Grüner See in Tragöß is located. It is a melting water see and was chosen as the most beautiful place of Austria from the ORF show "9 Schätze, 9 Plätze". The water level of the lake is different from year to year and is depending of the precipitation in winter. The special of the lake is the emerald green colour, which is the result of the clearess of the water of the Hochschwab.

For hikers there is not only the Hochschwab interessting, but also the numerous hiking areas and hiking paths. For example, the Eisenerz and the Fischbach Alps, as well as in the east the limestone Alps the Hohe Veitsch, the Schneealm and the Rax. At a hiking tour you can choose between demanding mountain tours and cozy theme paths like the Bründlweg, the Stanzer Sonnenweg, the Wulfingweg or the Aquazelle in Altenberg. The numerous alpine huts and shelter huts allong the paths will impress you with culinary delights from the region and the real Styrian hospitality.

Additionally you can get to know more about the world of plants at guided herbal walking tours with a herbal pedagoge. Thereby you walk through the most beautiful flora of the Alps and you can discover herbs like arnica, gentian, thyme, goldenrod or valerian. You will learn facts about the power of the plants and you can watch the making of these household remedies and herbal products.

Hiking tips

Allong the long-hiking trail "Bergzeitreise" you can experience the most beautiful mountain tours at your hiking holidays. This hiking trail is part of the Styrian longe-distance traile "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" (From the glacier to the wine). At altogether 18 hiking stages, which you can choose as you want, you get to know specials from nature, culinaric and culture of the region.


For everybody, who wants to go up, the mountainous landscape of the Hochsteiermark offers an alpine playground: From high rope courses and via ferratas to the classics in the steep mountains. Climbing in the region Hochsteiermark means silence, loneliness and nature experience near the cities Vienna and Graz and our eastern neighbours.

Mountain tours and via ferratas in the region Hochsteiermark

Hochsteiermark - Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails