Tour information: 176 km / approx. 2.5 hours driving time
As many as six Small Historic Towns are located in Styria, four of them can be explored along this tour. The route starts in Judenburg, a medieval town situated amidst beautiful Swiss stone pine woodland, in the winter a relaxed family ski resort, then continues to Leoben. A varied history between monastic splendour and steel town bustle characterises the city. Furthermore it is home of Gösser beer and attracts many young people thanks to the University. The Styrian hilly landscape characterises the route further on to our next destination, Bruck an der Mur. Surrounded by impressive mountains, the town harmoniously unites the mountains of Styria with urban life. Salt trade once made the town rich as attested to by its many beautiful historic buildings so characteristic of its townscape. The trip continues on via Frohnleiten and Gleisdorf all the way to Fürstenfeld, a major spa capital that fascinates with its defensive wall system as well as the Pfeilburg Castle with numerous fountains to cool off in.
Along the way don’t miss:
- Stift Göss Leoben learn more
- Weitental Bruck an der Mur – Nature Conservation Centre and recreation area learn more
- The Castle Hill of Bruck an der Mur – A landmark of the city learn more
- Oberkapfenberg Castle – Medieval flair and falconry high above the city of Kapfenberg www.burg-oberkapfenberg.at
- Teichalm – Europe’s largest intact alpine pasture www.almenland.at