Leisure and activities in Southern Styria
How about a trip in Southern Styria? You can find some tips for your leisure time activities here!
Experience nature – enjoy life!
ON THE WINE TRAIL
Marvel at Schloss Seggau and then enjoy three different wines at a tasting. Learn about the Romans and the obligation to kiss, Noah and the first vineyard, Phylloxera and America, grape varieties and Archduke Johann, Archangel Michael and the vision of living in peace.
Price per person: € 15
Bookable from 10 persons / duration approx. 90 minutes
Silberberg WINE TRAIL
The 1.5 km long educational wine trail was built in 1995 and leads through the school vineyard of the Silberberg wine school. Along the educational trail, panels and display objects provide information about viticulture and cultivation.
Open all year round and free to visit. Guided tours for groups are available by appointment.
FRAUENBERG TEMPLE MUSEUM
The museum is located 150 metres west of the pilgrimage church and stands directly on the foundations of the ISIS-NOREIA temple, the oldest freestanding masonry structure in Styria. In 2 exhibition rooms and a spacious open-air area, you can wander through the 6500-year history of Frauenberg. In the cellar, there is a permanent exhibition on “Talking Stones” from Roman times. The main exhibition “From Prehistory to Late Antiquity” depicts the first witnesses of early Christianity in Styriain through prehistoric finds from new excavations of the Austrian Archaeological Institute and late antique components made of marble.
Visitor center Grottenhof
The visitor center Grottenhof is also a culture and event center.
In the Genuss Shop & Vinothek everyone is talking about the green heart – here you will find wines and culinary delights from southern Styria.
The Grottenhof visitor center invites you to enjoy nature, to go for a walk, to relax and to try wines from the region in the gourmet shop and vinotheque with the world’s first wine dispensing system, the “Weinverkostungsautomat”.
You can find out a lot of interesting facts about the region in the exhibitions „Zeitreise Naturpark Südsteiermark – Vielfalt einer ursteirischen Landschaft“ and „Honig – das goldene Wunder der Natur“.
Hotel guests of Schloss Seggau receive a 30% discount on admission to both exhibitions. Information on this at the hotel reception.
WINE TAVERN VISIT
WINE TAVERN VISIT
Southern Styria and wine belong together like the sun and the moon. Wine has been produced here continuously for more than 1000 years – and for over 30 years at an international level. The Mediterranean climate in southern Styria means that spring starts earlier here than elsewhere, and the warm autumn days bring out the best in the grapes.
See for yourself and visit the numerous wineries and the excellent Buschenschänken (wine taverns). We recommend our Sulmtaler & Sausaler guest taxi so you can drink one or two extra glasses without thinking twice.
HARTLIEB Pumpkin seed OIL MILL
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about pumpkin seed oil. Immerse yourself in this traditional craft of oil production and learn about the process from pumpkin to finished oil. Guided tour through the museum and tasting of 19 different oils and specialities from pumpkin seeds by appointment.