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Excursion destinations in and around Graz

On your way in South-Styria

Leave Graz and explore the wonderful surrounding landscapes around the capital. There's a lot to see and experience in the south of Green Styria: hiking on the Graz mountains, swimming in the thermal bath, finest wines in one of the wine stores or historic buildings – discover the cultural, historical and culinary highlights around Graz. 

Styria - the green heart of Austria
"Green Styria". © Graz Tourismus, Copyright Hans Wiesenhofer

Thermal region Styria

65 kilometres south-east of the Styrian capital you will find hot springs: the Styrian thermal region, which attracts visitors from all around the world. Six thermal baths – Bad Radkersburg, Loipersdorf, Bad Blumau, Bad Waltersdorf, Bad Gleichenberg and Sebersdorf – are open for your swimming and bathing bliss. The perfect programme for a grey and rainy day. 

Styrian wine-growing region

Wine connoisseurs appreciate South-Styria for its vineyards. 1,100 hectare of wine-growing areas stretch over the green hills. Along the four wine roads you will be welcomed by various wine stores and invited to sociable wine tastings. Visit the wine restaurants (locally called “Buschenschank”) and experience a symbiosis of food, people, culture and landscape. Finest wines, Styrian delicacies, warm hospitality … what more could a heart desire? 

Schöckl

If you leave Graz city northbound, you will find yourself in the Graz mountain landscapes. In about 30 minutes by car you will reach the 1,445m high Schöckl, the most popular local mountain. You can hike up the mountain or take the Sechser cable car from St. Radegund, the more convenient ascent alternative. No matter how you get up on the mountain, once on the summit you will be able to enjoy a stunning panorama and wonderful recreational landscapes. 

Stübing open air museum

Around 100 historic farm houses from all over Austria have been removed and rebuilt in the Stübing open air museum, around 15 kilometres away from Graz. Take a journey through the idyllic history and find out how the farmers' everyday life, life and work used to be like. 

Stift Rein Monastery

The world's oldest Cistercian convent will take you away to the monastery life of the Black Monks. Go on journey through the long history, which dates back to the founding in 1129. The monastery library behind the baroque walls is also worth visiting. Here you will find around 100,000 books, including ca. 300 Medieval manuscripts and early printings. 

If you have any queries or want to know more about the excursion destinations, don't hesitate to ask our hotel team. They will give you helpful tips and also respond to your no obligation holiday enquiry. The Florian family is looking forward to welcoming you.