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Winter sports; In the mountains; Among nature
Hochschwab is a hiker's paradise with trails of varying difficulty dotted with rustic mountain huts containing typical Styrian adornment.
In the Styrian Erzberg there is a mine which boasts the largest siderite deposit in the world. Visit this underground maze and become acquainted with the work of the miners. From 01 May - 31 October there are daily guided tours (between 10:00 and 3:00 o'clock). “Hauly” tours are also offered utilizing the largest cabs in the world! The "Hauly", as they are affectionately called, are the heavy goods vehicles which bring children and parents to the still-active colleagues at the Erzberg. Up to 20,000 tons of ore and rock are reclaimed here every day.
After your conquest of the mountains, you can dive into the reservoir of Präbichl (including special diving spot!) for a refreshing experience good for body, mind and soul. 2 ha of water and a vast surrounding nature provide an ideal opportunity for relaxation. Diving courses are held for beginners to professionals (even for children, over 8 years of age). Golf enthusiasts can go to Reiting / Gai - only 20 minutes away. In Gesäuse National Park you can go rafting, climbing or hiking. The Elfenberg Mautern (35 minutes drive away) is a family and adventure park with zoo, summer toboggan run and other highlights.
The Erzbergbahn is the steepest standard gauge railway in Europe and was inaugurated in 1891 as a cog railway. It was in operation (with steam locomotives) until 1978 and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful railway lines in Austria. Enjoy the incredible feeling of a tandem paragliding flight at Präbichl - of course with experienced tandem pilot!