Semmering-Waldheimat-Veitsch: the most eastern region of the Hochsteiermark

The home of the austrian poet Peter Rosegger

The most eastern region of the Hochsteiermark offers guests, who are interested in culture, sports and family’s various possibilities to spend the holidays.

The home of the Austrian poet Peter Rosegger, the Waldheimat, tells you with the help of its museums interesting facts about the live of the Styrian poet. Mürzzuschlag is the birth place of winter sports. The museum WinterSportMuseum shows you interesting stories and facts about it. The museum SÜDBAHN museum shows for example, how the world heritage Semmering railway track was built. The compositor Johannes Brahms spent in Mürzzuschlag his summer holidays. About him you can get to know more in a museum in Mürzzuschlag. The village Veitsch impresses with the world highest pilgrimage cross.

Already the compositor Johannes Brahms had a passion for the long walking and hiking paths in untouched nature. The eastern part of the valley Mürztal is an inside tip and a paradise for hikers and outdoor lovers. The gentle hills, the green meadows and forests in the area of the Fischbach Alps (Alpl, Pretul, Ganzalm, Stuhleck) contrast with the mountainous paradise of the Brunnalm- Hohe Veitsch with its rocks and the alpine exposure.

In winter you can spend beautiful skiing days at our skiing areas, which are ideal for families, like the Stuhleck and the Brunnalm. But the region offers also possibilities for cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking in a wonderful snowy landscape, romantic trips with the horse-drawn sleigh or Bavarian curling with friends.

All this and many things more await you in the region Waldheimat- Steirischer Semmering!

Tourism office Semmering-Waldheimat -Veitsch
Tourism office Spital am Semmering