Things to do in Styria

Our most recommended things to do in Styria

Vienna: Hallstatt & Alpine Peaks Day Trip with Skywalk Lift

1. Vienna: Hallstatt & Alpine Peaks Day Trip with Skywalk Lift

Explore the stunning region of Salzkammergut, a Unesco World Heritage Site on a guided tour. See the snow-white castle, the beautiful alpine regions, towns like Hallstatt, Traunkirchen, and more. Enjoy a convenient pickup directly from your centrally-located Vienna hotel or opt to head to a central meeting point if you're staying at a hotel outside of the pickup area or in other accommodation like an apartment. Board your bus and depart to the stunning region of Salzkammergut. Your first stop is the Schloss Ort, a snow-white castle where countless couples dream of celebrating their weddings. Take the opportunity to snap some photos on its famous wooden bridge. Continue to the heart of the Salzkammergut region, the fabulous town of Hallstatt, set on the shores of an azure-blue lake. Ascend to the Skywalk to enjoy breathtaking views over the town, lake, and mountains. You will have some free time for lunch, to wander the narrow streets, or hire a boat to explore from the water at your own expense. On the way back to Vienna (in the summertime), make a stop at the charming resort town of Traunkirchen, located on the bank of the deepest lake in Austria. Admire the unforgettable natural landscape from this lovely place, before continuing to Vienna where your tour will end at the Vienna State Opera.

Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

2. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

3. Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

Immerse yourself in Austrian tradition as you attend a folk program with singing, dancing, yodeling, and more. Let the Gundolf Family–a staple in Innsbruck since 1967–entertain you with a 1.5-hour presentation. For many people, the Gundolf Family is a group of musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and the historical region of Tyrol around the world. With a varied and attractive program, you will be delighted as you watch Tyrolean dances and “shoe-slapping.” You will also hear typical Tyrolean songs and yodeling. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to dance, sing, and clap along too. In addition to the show, you will have the option of enjoying a drink or taking part in a 3-course meal before or during the show. This includes: Clear soup with sliced pancakes Roast pork with potatoes and mixed salad Apple strudel with whipped cream Program: Music / Schuhplattler – "Reith im Winkel“ (folk-dance) / Yodel-song / Tyrolean figure-dance / Song on the singing saw / Yodel-song / Schuhplattler (folk dance) - Cross Polka / Solo on the country-harp / Alphornklänge = alphorn-sounds / Solo on special tuned cow-bells / Yodel-song / Hackbrett – typical Tyrolean string instrument / Tiroler Holzhackertanz = Woodchoppers dance Intermission Innsbruck Fanfare / Yodel-song / Solo on the zither/ The millers dance / Raffele = old tyrolean string instrument / Jealousy dance / Hölzernes G`lachter = wooden xylophone / Cowbell dance / Yodel-song / Miners dance / Bozner Bergsteigermarsch = the march of the mountaineers Finale (popular songs of visiting countries) Songs, dances and music of this program have been recorded on DVD, video, and CD (which can be purchased on the spot). 

From Vienna: Parndorf Outlets Shuttle Bus Transfer

4. From Vienna: Parndorf Outlets Shuttle Bus Transfer

After convenient pickup from the center of Vienna, head straight to Parndorf in an air-conditioned shuttle. After a quick 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at the McArthur Glen Designer outlet, where you can find discounts of up to 70% on brands like Adidas, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Reebok, and much more.

Vienna: Boat Cruise on the Danube Canal with Optional Lunch

5. Vienna: Boat Cruise on the Danube Canal with Optional Lunch

Embark on a boat trip along the Danube Canal through the historical and modern city of Vienna, once known as the “Vienna Water,” the “Vienna Arm," and the “Little Danube." Choose to indulge in a delicious lunch on the boat or enjoy the live commentary of a street art guide on Sundays. On this tour, see important buildings including the Uniqa Tower, the Urania Observatory, hotels and commercial buildings by Jean Nouvel, and the Media Tower by Hans Hollein. Take a look at the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, the Ringturm, the Rossauer Barracks, and the waste incineration plant of Spttelau designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Choose to enjoy a 2-course lunch or schnitzel dinner during your trip. Below the lock, the boat turns around and heads back to the starting point. Let the new Vienna and its countless graffiti art pieces and trendy areas enchant you as they pass by. On a Sunday you can choose to have a street art guide discuss the graffiti art pieces.

From Salzburg: 8-Hour Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

6. From Salzburg: 8-Hour Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Discover the beautiful winter landscape of Styria on a magical day trip to Ramsau am Dachstein. Start the day with a drive along the Salzach Valley, passing a number of famous ski destinations all the way to Schladming. From here you will continue on to the sunny high Alpine plateau. Here you can admire the wonderful views of the picturesque snow-covered landscape. After a refreshing walk through the romantic town, your tour guide will be happy to give you tips on where to enjoy lunch. The horse-drawn sleigh ride through the idyllic winter landscape begins around 13:00. Let yourself be enchanted by the snow white woods and meadows as you pass by at a leisurely pace.

Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

7. Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Get to know Graz inside out with a licensed local guide. Explore the historic center, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and discover its most important monuments. Immerse yourself in local history and legends. Choose from a 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-hour tour. Meet your guide and discover the best-selected highlights of Graz. Explore the beautiful churches, palaces, and monuments of the Old Town, such as the Church of Trinity and Palais Khuenburg. Experience the lively atmosphere of the old Market Square and admire the Rathaus. Learn about the political, social, and economic life of Graz. See the famous Oper Graz, the second-largest opera house in Austria, the 17th-century Mausoleum of Kaiser Ferdinand II, and the 15th-century Cathedral. Climb a secret double staircase in the Burg to enjoy an optical illusion and views. If you have chosen the 2-hour option, your tour will end at the elegant Sporgasse street. The longer tours will continue inside Graz Cathedral, the crown jewel of Graz's churches. Discover its amazing royal-imperial architecture, which is inconspicuous from the outside but contains hidden treasures. Admire the cathedral's rare Gothic fresco paintings and other artworks. Then, head up to the iconic Clock Tower, one of the most important symbols of Graz. For an additional fee, your licensed guide can take you to the top of the tower for unparalleled views of the city. If you have chosen the 4- or 6-hour version, your tour continues with an exploration of the fascinating collections of the Landeszeughaus. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to avoid the long queues. Discover four floors of exhibitions of 32,000 exhibits from the 15th to 18th centuries. Finally, the 6-hour continues with a visit to the Schlossberg branch of the Graz Museum, where you can delve deeper into the history of Graz. Explore the museum's comprehensive and varied collection of exhibits and the fascinating secrets of the city. Walk around the Schlossberg and Burggarten. Wander through the idyllic parks and explore the garden's main highlight: the beautiful Orangery, before saying goodbye to your guide.

From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

8. From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

Depart Vienna and journey by bus into the Austrian Alps to explore the Unesco World Heritage Site of Salzkammergut, famous for its scenic lakes, limestone mountains and historic castles. Continue to the beautiful village of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See and learn more about the development of the village and its salt production industry, dating back to prehistoric times.  Next, climb aboard a boat and cruise across the tranquil waters of the Hallstätter See (only in the summer). Get some free time to explore the village on your own before making your way back to Vienna.

Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

9. Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo is unique worldwide in its function as an Alpine theme-zoo. Observe several species of animals that can only be found within the alp region. It is extremely family friendly but also offers a great variety of activities for grown ups. It is situated on the sunny side of the Inn valley, directly at the foot of the Nordkette and high above Innsbruck's rooftops. With the combi-ticket Alpine Zoo, the zoo is comfortably reachable from the city center. It is only a few minutes directly from the Congress Station to the Alpine Zoo station with the Hungerburg funicular. From there the entrance of the Alpine Zoo is only a few meters away. Your combi-ticket Alpine Zoo includes a round trip with the Hungerburg funicular and the entrance to the Alpine Zoo.

Vienna: Heurigen Cruise with Viennese Songs and Buffet

10. Vienna: Heurigen Cruise with Viennese Songs and Buffet

Enjoy Viennese Heuriger music, just as the Viennese love it. Marion Zib from Radio Wienerlied brings the best heurigen duos of the city to the cozy ship MS Wien / MS Vindobona. Look forward to the very special atmosphere when the musicians go from table to table, accepting their music wishes and inviting you to sing. The ship embarks on a great Danube cruise where you circle the 2nd and 20th district of Vienna. Admire the modern and beautifully illuminated skyline of Vienna with the Danube Tower, the Danube Plate, and the DC Tower. Take a look at historic buildings such as the Anniversary Church, the Ringturm, or the Rossauer barracks. The onboard restaurant spoils you to the theme with typical delicacies from the cold and warm Heurigenbuffet. There is a different route in the winter, starting on November 3. See information about Route E in the activity photos.

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I loved this excursion! I learned so much history about Austria and the views were gorgeous. The communication was clear and everything was done in a timely manner. My guide was great and I highly recommend!!

Das Date hat mehrere unterschiedliche Level und Themen. Es ist für jeden was dabei. Lohnt sich aus unserer Sicht auf jeden Fall.

The best experience. Smooth travel. And always on time. Very comfortable trip all throughout. Guide Tasha was brilliant.

Simply put…,You cannot miss this…. Hell of a ride…thrilling , adventurous, breathtaking

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