The Green Lake is a particular natural phenomenon and one of Austria’s most beautiful bodies of water. It is located not far from Bruck an der Mur. In spring, the Green Lake fills with crystal-clear spring water and reveals its unique emerald green hue. Embedded in an incomparable mountain vista, it shows its most beautiful sides in May and June. Meadows, footpaths and benches are submerged deep under the surface of the water and gradually resurface. The lake may even disappear almost completely in winter, although it returns to its former glory in the following year.
Bike along the rivers, disappear into dense forests and hop off the saddle to take in the sights. While you can traverse almost all of Styria on the Mur Cycle Trail, watching as nature reveals its entire repertoire of sceneries, the shorter Mürztal Cycle Trail is a highlight for families on a cycling holiday in Styria.
With its rolling summits, the verdant landscape of Upper Styria grounds its visitors and quickly removes them from everyday life. But it comes with plenty of adventures as well. From a city hike through Bruck an der Mur to crossing the Bärenschützklamm gorge with waterfall spray wetting your face, a hiking holiday in Styria comes with the full range of active experiences.
A pyramid rises up at the heart of the Eisenerz Alps. Rock has been mined at Erzberg for more than 1,300 years, creating its current shape. The Erzberg and the city of Eisenerz have a rich history and a unique wealth of natural and cultured landscapes. It is also the venue for the world’s toughest and most famous off-road motorbike race – the Erzbergrodeo. The unique qualities of the Erzberg are always worth a visit.
Everything is possible at the Red Bull Ring in Murtal, Upper Styria, as long as it is about petrol, acceleration and adrenaline. Visitors can book a driving experience and race round the circuit in a sports car or by motorbike. You can also train your off-road driving skills, or you can take part in a course in the Driving Center to perfect your abilities behind the wheel. Motor sport enthusiasts are in good hands here, while the fan shop offers all kinds of memorabilia. But attending a Formula 1, Moto GP, DTM or any of the numerous other events is of course the real highlight.