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Bad Waltersdorf

FROM OIL TO HEALING WATER

Gentle hills with vineyards, meadows and woods are characteristic for this landscape located in the middle of the Styrian thermal region. The people living in this area enjoy the rustic charm of their villages and follow their traditional customs.

We gladly offer a free map at the tourist information centre of Bad Waltersdorf.

Großhart-Auffen

Großhart-Auffen is a charming little village set in beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Its large, idyllic natural pound is popular among anglers and walkers. Feel free to breath in deeply the nature wherever you go: when walking over the romantic footbridge, on footpaths around the pound and the playgrounds, or in the Kneipp path.

The second attraction of Auffen-Großhart is the Kneipp Tower viewing platform together with the rhythm-of-the-heart way with internal-organ clock and the Kneipp-ship “Sebastian”.

We would like to invite you to visit our ostrich enclosure. There you can watch 100 ostriches (chicks and breeding animals) scattered over an enclosure of ca. 50,000 m2. Additionally, you can purchase souvenirs from the ostrich shop.

Ebersdorf

Feel free to dream and fantasize in this lovely, sunny place with its baroque curche and modern educational and recreational town centre.

Biological and sustainable products play an important role in this rural areal, as well as fair-trade products. Make sure you check out the very special beer brewery with its exceptional tastings.

Buch-St. Magdalena

The idyllic heart of the village of St. Magdalena, which is located on gentle hills with vineyards between the well-known health spas, Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf and H2O Health Resort, conveys a feeling of eastern Styrian romance.

Enjoy the nice, quiet spots and the stunning views in and around St. Magdalena. We would also like to recommend a visit to the local museum to you in order to find out what agricultural life in the area was like in the 19th century and get in touch with the farming tools of the past.

We gladly offer you a varierty of accommodations, ranging from 3-star hotels, over reasonable priced rooms with bed and breakfast, to farm holidays. St. Magdalena is truly a place to fuel up body and soul and restore your inner balance.

Thermenland Styria

In Thermen- Vulkanland Styria, the eight regions around Bad Waltersdorf, Bad Blumau, Fürstenfeld, Loipersdorf, Feldbach, Bad Gleichenberg, Bad Radkersburg und the Radkersburg lake and hill country can be explored. In six spa resorts, visitors can benefit from the healing power of hot springs.

Thermenland Styria is located 65 km south-eastern of Graz, the capital of the province of Styria. The mild climate of the hilly landscape makes it one of the most fertile areas in Austria. Wonderful castles, vineyards, orchards, thermal spas as well as a wide range of leisure activities are distinctive features of the region which make it worth exploring.

The soft hills and varied landscape of Thermenland Styria invite guests to enjoy the great outdoors. No matter whether you like cycling, hiking, running, Nordic walking or golfing – you will find something that best suits your needs and preferences.

Culinary

Here you will find the regional delicacies and specialities – Styrian wine and wine pubs, Styrian pumpkin seed oil, ham as well as goodies made from regional fruits and above all: Zotter chocolate which has become an international trademark.

Time to discover

The towns of Hartberg, Fürstenfeld, Feldbach, Bad Radkersburg and Fehring all perfectly combine cultural sights with an unforgettable shopping experience in their historically significant centres.
When visiting, discover their charming old town centres with their countless cafés, restaurants and many shops and boutiques each with their own individual atmosphere.

The old town of Graz, capital city of the province of Styria, has been listed by the UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.

The Genusscard entitles you to free admission to over 200 excursion destinations in Thermenland and Vulkanland, eastern Styria and south-eastern Styria.

Hot thermal springs

When drilling for petrol in the 1970ies, hot thermal springs were found. This discovery turned the province of Styria into a true “hot water wonderland”.

Between 1974 and 2006 six thermal resorts came into being. Each of them is fed by several highly mineralised thermal springs from varying depths.

The thermal springs are the remedy for medical complaints on the one hand but also ideal for wellness treatments in pleasantly warm water on the other hand. Guests will find recovery and relaxation. Children in particular will have fun.

East-Styria

Marvellous landscape with millions of flowers in spring, beautiful meadows and perfect idyll in summer, the region in and around East-Styria has priceless value. Romantic villages, sunny fruit and wine yards as well as the smell of herbs make you feel like you are in the Garden of Eden.

No matter if you love local and home-made products such as apples, pears, pumpkin seed oil, cheese or fresh herbs; or if you rather enjoy cultural highlights, castles, exhibitions and museums, you can find everything you desire in the East-Styria.

Also called Styria’s “garden”. Experience a walk through wild herbs or the Alpine flowers, cycle along the varied trails or spend your holiday on a farm. Another highlight of the countryside is the Teichalm, Europe’s largest continuously farmed mountain pasture.

Eastern Styria is the region in which the garden provides us with what is good for us: fine drops from the orchards and vineyards, for example. The wide range of excursions is also worth mentioning: e.g. those in Joglland or the R 11 – the Raab Valley cycle trail begins here and leads to Hungary – going straight through the Styrian Spa Country. While we are on the subject: Eastern Styria also has thermal spas. Two – in Bad Waltersdorf.

In winter, the garden of Austria showcases its magical baked apples, snow-shoe hikes and numerous Advent markets and Christmas exhibitions. However, small but perfect ski resorts and cross-country skiing trails are also part of the winter magic.

Please look for further information about East-Styria and its treasures:
Garden and nature
Exhibitions

Styria Card

With the Steiermark-Card you can enjoy 100 destinations in Styria for free.

No matter if you love local and home-made products such as apples, pears, pumpkin seed oil, cheese or fresh herbs; or if you rather enjoy cultural highlights, castles, exhibitions and museums, you can find everything you desire in the East-Styria.

With the Styria Card you get to visit more than 100 tourist attractions from April 1st until October 31st. Enjoy life in all its facets and experience exciting adventures with your family, learn new things in fascinations museums or at exhibitions, appreciate nature or spend the whole day in one of our many swimming pools – indoor or outdoor.

The Styria Card costs € 69,- for adults, € 33,- for children from 4-15 and € 59,- for senior citizens.

Two of the places that make the “2-Thermenregion Bad Waltersdorf” so special, are definitely the Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf, the “source of rest and peace”Quelle der Ruhe” and the H20 Hotel-Therme-Resort for families and children.

Buschenschenken – a unique speciality of Styria

The for Styria typical Buschenschenken invite to eat and drink in a rustic atmosphere. zum Essen und Trinken in einer urigen Atmosphäre ein. Home-made products such as wine, juices, bread, cheese and meat will provide for your wellbeing and make sure you fully enjoy your stay.

For more infmormation or where to buy your Styria Card, please follow this link.

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