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- Hiking in the Gesäuse National Park
- Thousands of kilometres of pistes
- Sightseeing in Graz
- Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
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Vacation rentals at the foot of majestic mountains, apartments in the vibrant centre of a culture-breathing metropolis and wildly romantic chalets in the countryside. Hardly any other region in Austria offers travellers such a large selection of cosy holiday accommodations. You will find what you are looking for when looking for a vacation rental or an apartment primarily in the capital Graz as well as in well-known communities such as Liezen, Schladming, Ratten, Kapfenberg, Fürstenfeld or Bad Aussee. Alternatively, you can move into a vacation rental near the picturesque Lake Hallstatt or retreat to a rustic log cabin with fireplace in picturesque mountain villages such as Predlitz-Turrach for a unique nature experience off the beaten track.
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Among skiers and snowboarders, Styria is rightly considered a hot spot. More than 70 small and large ski resorts await you on site, leaving nothing to be desired. The ski area Planai / Schladming - Ski Amade stands out in particular with 123 kilometres of slopes, 46 kilometres of which are ideal for the first attempts at standing with the children. Further top addresses are the skiing area Tauplitz / Bad Mitterndorf - Schneebären as well as the skiing area Präbichl, which attracts not only families but also numerous freeriders. If you like it even more action-packed, you can look forward to 8 spectacular snowparks. The three XL parks Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Blue Tomato Snowpark Stuhleck and Superpark Planai with their varied and challenging obstacles stand out in particular.A paradise for cyclists
What Styria is for skiers in winter, it is for cyclists in the warm season. Racing cyclists in particular will get their money's worth thanks to the countless crisp mountain and pass roads, because after the ascent you will be rewarded with rapid descents of up to 100 kilometres per hour against the dreamlike backdrop of the Dachstein, Schladminger Tauern and Fischbach Alps. If, on the other hand, you prefer to travel off-piste, you can rent a mountain bike and set off from your holiday apartment for over 20 signposted tours in the Schladming-Dachstein MTB region or explore challenging single trails. A real highlight for particularly fit athletes is the "Black Dachstein Round", which is 269 kilometres long and offers a whole day's programme. Downhillers also get their money's worth in the Planai Bike Park.
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As contemplative as Styria with its lush green meadows may seem, the post office is very busy there in terms of events. The region is known for sporting highlights such as the International Alpine Tour Trophy, in which more than 450 mountain bikers have to conquer challenging routes and over 9,000 metres of altitude to the applause of countless spectators. Another highlight is the ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Be there too when the world's super sports cars duel there in June. Further events such as the Biedermeier festival in Bad Gleichenberg, the spring festival of horses in Ramsau am Dachstein and the knight festival at Oberkapfenberg Castle, where jugglers, knights and vagabonds take you into the colourful world of the Middle Ages, are also tempting.Best travel time
Thanks to its geographical and climatic diversity, a vacation rental in Styria is always a worthwhile destination. While winter sports enthusiasts feel at home at high altitudes, especially between mid-December and the end of March, hikers and cyclists are drawn to the heart of Austria by the end of April. But if you want to ride the highest pass roads by mountain bike or racing bike, you should postpone your trip to the time between June and September, as snow can still fall in some places until May.
Did you know that over 61 Styria is covered by forest?
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Stop for a few days in beautiful Graz. The state capital has a lot to offer. The picturesque old town of Graz will lead you through the narrow streets to the richly decorated carillon on the carillon square. Or take one of the guided tours through the Graz Opera House, the second largest opera house in Austria. Stop at the futuristic art museum in the middle of the city or stroll through the large shops in the city centre. One thing's for sure, Graz is bubbling with life.2nd Graz Schlossberg
A landmark of the city of Graz is the Schlossberg in Graz and a special excursion destination that you must not miss. You can reach the Schlossberg on foot via the 260 steps of the Felsensteig from Schlossbergplatz or you can opt for the Schlossbergbahn, which takes you up comfortably in a few minutes and from where you should first enjoy the fabulous view of the city. Afterwards you can use the time to take a closer look around on the mountain, because there is much to discover, among other things, the bell tower that rises high into the sky, the large cistern, the magnificent castle mountain stage in the casemates or the exotic Chinese pavilion. Styria: Holiday apartments offer full flexibility for excursions.3rd Ramsau at the Dachstein
Ramsau am Dachstein makes the heart of every professional cross-country skier beat faster. But also cross-country beginners will get their money's worth here. There are numerous ski runs with different levels of difficulty, lengths and heights. In addition, there are illuminated night slopes, children's slopes, a large selection of huts where you can stop and take a breather. The region around Ramsau is known worldwide and is one of the best cross-country skiing destinations in Austria.4th Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
One of the most famous Austrians is certainly Arnold Schwarzenegger, so why not make a detour to his birthplace? The Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum is located in Thal, near Graz and will give you an insight into the youth of the world-famous bodybuilder, actor and governor through personal original pieces. For nearby vacation rentals in Styria simply use the search engine here at Holidu.5. Hiking paradise
Styria is of course also a hiking paradise and offers varied routes for professionals and those who want to become professionals. Choose the spring months to admire the magnificent flowers that begin to sprout again after winter. Hike through the woods in summer and enjoy their shade or start in winter at the Dachstein glacier and discover the ancient side of Styria.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Styria
Styria is one of the cheapest regions in Austria. For a stay here you pay around $196.76 per night.
Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Styria in September, October, and May, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $179.17, $182.06, and $183.54 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
At the time of booking a vacation rental in Styria, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of December (with an average of $216.09 per night), followed by April ($214.91), and July ($211.41).
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay well in advance when visiting Styria, as only 39% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
June, October and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 51.75%, 49%, and 46.25%.
Vacation rentals in Styria reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 23%. The second most requested month is February, with 24.8%, and the third is July with 26.75%.
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