AdventureAustria is an independent English owned travel and events agency based in the Tyrolean town of Lienz in south Austria.
We’ve put together the following travel guides to help visitors get the most out of their holiday in Austria. Whether you are planning only to stay in Lienz or planning to venture on to other parts of Austria, you’ll be sure to find some useful information here.
I‘ll be back… Who doesn’t know this quote? It is the famous quote from the movie Terminator. Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most famous citizens of Styria (Steiermark). If you want to, you can follow his tracks and visit the Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum.
However, Styria, the green heart of Austria, has a lot more to offer visitors than Arnie. For example mountain climbing or hiking around the Dachstein and the Hochschwab, as well as hiking trails through apple orchards, vineyards and pumpkin fields in nature’s paradise. Also on two wheels you will have even more opportunity of getting to know the country and its people. In Styria there are a large number of gentle cycle paths suitable for all the family. And for those who really want to do nothing but relax and let go, you will feel very at home in Styria. The wellness and culinary offers are a particular highlight in Styria making this the perfect holiday destination.
Styria is the state with the second largest population in Austria and is the fourth largest in terms of size. It is bordered by the counties of Carinthia, Salzburg, Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Burgenland, as well as Slovenia in the south. Up until the end of the First World War in 1918, Styria was a prominent territory of the Austria-Hungarian monarchy. In 2003 the capital city of Styria, Graz was the European Capital of Culture.
The airport Graz-Thalerhof is located 10 km south of the city of Graz. With public transport it’s quick and easy to access the airport. The airport bus takes visitors from the airport to the city centre in 20 minutes. The railway station is in about a 5-minute walk from the airport terminal. Direct connections from the airport to/from Graz can be found along with connections to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Linz, Milan, Vienna and Zurich.
There is a tourist information centre in the city of Graz located in Herrengasse.
The Steiermark Card is a ticket to more than 100 tourist destinations. Available to use from 1 April to 31 October, you will have the pleasure to enjoy Styria in all its diversities. The offer caters for every taste and every weather condition and includes something for: museum and exhibition lovers, nature lovers, water lovers, culinary lovers and those just looking for relaxation – all are welcome!
Hardly any other city in Austria offers so much variety in a confined space along with sunny atmosphere, modern architecture, medieval houses, streets and squares, exclusive boutiques, colourful farmers’ markets, cultural and culinary delights on every corner – and all just a few steps away from each other. The seasonal markets, whether at Easter or during Advent are truly something special in Graz.
In addition to many wonderful restaurants, you can also enjoy with your loved ones and family, a delicious culinary delight in the comfort of your own home by taking your food home with you. Visit one of the countless shops and discover Styrian pumpkin seed oil or local wine, liquor and smoked meats or mouth-watering desserts. A few such places to try Styrian delicacies would include the Sacher Shop, the Stadtbauernladen, the Hofbäckerei, Linzbichler Süsswaren and the Steiershop.