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We present the most stunning trips in Styria, perfect for a day off for team-building purposes. You can get information about the surrounding area at the reception of Hotel Böhlerstern.

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Oberkapfenberg castle

The medieval Oberkapfenberg castle is situated near our hotel and has an impressive history. Today, it’s a beloved destination. Visitors embark on a virtual journey through time and meet crusaders and alchemists or admire the falconry’s birds of prey show. Other attractions include crossbow shooting, performances by medieval musicians, and the knights’ banquet.

Once a year, Oberkapfenberg castle becomes the location of the legendary Knights’ festival. With over 400 participants from seven nations, visitors can enjoy medieval flair with showmen and women, culinary delights, and impressive tours and demonstrations.

Distance: approx. 1.5km

Green Lake

The name itself is a guarantee: The vibrant green of the water is a unique natural spectacle. The lake fills up with crystal-clear meltwater every year after the snow melts, flooding the surrounding hiking trails and benches. Thanks to its wind-protected location, the surface of the lake is usually as smooth as glass. The ideal time to visit it is early summer. In autumn, the lake dries out almost completely.

Distance: approx. 29km

Lake Leopoldsteinersee

A hidden natural jewel: The untouched Lake Leopoldsteinersee is situated at the foot of the Seemauer in the western Hochschwab mountain range. Visitors are astounded by its natural beauty. In summer, you can rent a rowing boat or swim in its cold water. In winter, you can have fun ice-skating on the lake.

Distance: approx. 61km

Bründlweg circular trail

Bründlweg circular trail leads through the dreamlike landscapes around Pogusch Alpine pass. Water is its most characteristic element. The region has been cared for and cultivated by farmers for many generations. Along the way, you’ll find numerous opportunities to stop for a break at rustic inns, where you’ll be served traditional delicacies.

Distance: approx. 16km

BadeWonne indoor and outdoor pool

This bathing experience in Kapfenberg is a beloved meeting point for young and old. Sport enthusiasts can swim in the 25-metre pool, while massage jets and whirlpool loungers relax tired muscles in the wellness pool. Kids will enjoy the large water slide and children’s pool. In summer, the sunbathing lawn is simply perfect for sleeping, reading, or chatting. Especially relaxing: the adjoining sauna landscape.

Distance: approx. 1.5km

St. Lorenzen golf club in Mürztal

This place makes every golfer’s heart beat faster. Picturesquely situated and renovated to the highest quality standards, the St. Lorenzen golf club in Mürztal is a real gem. The adjoining restaurant serves regional specialities in a cosy ambience.

Distance: approx. 7km

St. Lorenzen leisure lake in Mürztal

The idyllically situated lake with drinking water quality and swimming jetties gives you pure bathing fun. On the shore, you’ll find a groomed sunbathing lawn, but also a playground and a beach volleyball field.

Distance: approx. 6km

Mürzer Oberland Nature Park

This nature park is worth a visit in both winter and summer. Here, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from, such as ice-skating, ice-climbing, fly fishing, horse-riding, and mountain biking. The nature park combines nature protection with education, regeneration, and regional development in a marvellous way. Besides the incredible landscape, Neuberg Abbey with its Minster and the Kaiserhof glass factory with its show glass-blowing workshop are also well worth a visit.

Distance: approx. 49km

Spielberg project

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, once known as the “Österreichring”, was long regarded as the fastest racetrack in Formula 1. Although the track has meanwhile been redesigned, it still guarantees plenty of adrenaline for motorsport fans. Here you can be the driver yourself, and choose between a sports car, a motorbike, or even a go-kart.

Distance: approx. 60km

Eisenerz Ramsau centre

The Eisenerz Ramsau cross-country skiing centre impresses with a picturesque location and guaranteed snow until spring. The varied ski trails at a sunny altitude are ideal for both beginners and pros. Even internationally acclaimed athletes train here.

Distance: approx. 62km


The small village of Mariazell is known worldwide and is the most important pilgrimage village in Central Europe. The Marian sanctuary, the impressive basilica, welcomes numerous pilgrims every year. But Mariazell guarantees further highlights. The charming village, beautifully nestled between the Annaberg and Seeberg passes, is one of the most popular destinations in Styria.

Distance: approx. 54km

Hike to Lake Sackwiesensee

This moderately difficult hike leads through idyllic forests and along an Alpine trail to Häuslalm hut and then to Lake Sackwiesensee. This is highest and yet warmest lake in the region. After your hike, we recommend a visit to Hochschwab museum at Bodenbauer.

Distance: approx. 24km

Wilde Berg Mautern Park

In Mautern wild park, you’ll experience the Alpine fauna up close. Over 300 Alpine animals have found a home for themselves here at 1,100m above sea level. Owls, ibexes, lynxes, goats, and even wolves and bears. At the birds of prey show, you can marvel at the flying skills of falcons, eagles, and vultures. Young guests particularly love the playground and the children’s farm.

Distance: approx. 53km


The capital city of Styria invites visitors to enjoy various cultural experiences. Some of the highlights are the Kunsthaus, Eggenberg castle, and the Joanneum universal museum. Besides the impressive museums, Graz offers amazing shopping possibilities as well as calm parks and colourful gardens.

Distance: approx. 63km

Rafting in the Salza river

Looking for trips in Styria? An insider tip: Salza river. The Salza river winds its way through Gesäuse National Park, for its entire 55km. The longest unspoilt river in Central Europe is unique in its authentic state and is navigable almost all year round. On sunny days, the river, which has drinking water quality, sparkles emerald green.

Distance: approx. 80km

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The area around Kapfenberg is a true corner of paradise for activity and nature lovers: majestic mountain peaks, gushing streams, and lush Alpine pastures. Numerous biking and hiking trails lead you through dense forests or up into the Alpine world. In winter, you can enjoy pure snowy fun thanks to six ski areas.

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