As an incentive for excursions in our region, we have arranged a photo trip in the new wing of our hotel "Vom Gesäuse bis zum Dachstein", contributed by our local photographer Erich Hagspiel. Absolutely worth seeing.
The church in our immediate vicinity strikes by its modern architecture. Colourful glass elements, detached churchtower and a grass covered roof characterize the latest Styrian church, which was only erected in 1992 and led to the renaming of our house into Kirchenwirt.
A few minutes walk from our house, it's the warmest alpine moor lake within Styria. Its excellent water quality makes it a paradies for everyone.
Here you may swim, fish, surf, or hire a boat or in winter you can enjoy skating, playing hockey or curling. Beach volley ball and a children's playground round up your leisure activities.
Presumably the oldest church (at least the center part) is located in Hohenberg, part of Aigen. Particularly remarkable the winged altar, created by Lienhard Astl around 1520.
In commemoration of the many soldiers killed and wounded in action at Stalingrad the Cross and Chaple were erected up 1100 meters above sealevel by the Austrian Stalingradbund and OSR Dir. Hable.
The dowsing path Aigen-Hohenberg was inaugurated in 1995. It's 4 km long, has nine stops and can be completed in 3 hours. A guided tour of about 2,5 hours and 5 stops will introduce you to the handling of a dowsing rod and you will be made familiar with the most important and frequent fields of irradiation.
More information can be found here: Wünschelroutenprospekt
A guided tour by herb expert Trude Schwaiger will take you through the reign of wild herbs which grow in meadows and along the edges of our woods. Let go for 2,5 hours the struggles of everyday life and dive into the complexity of nature. The excursion ends with a degustation of herbal products.
Hiking through the ravine you will learn something about the geological history of the area, as well as many interesting things about flora and fauna. This marvellous excursion ends at the remnants of Castle Wolkenstein. From here you can enjoy a magnificient view of the Enns valley. Your children, too will enjoy the excursion in a playful way.
Other guided tours: ravine, herbal excursion, European village
The Museum Schloss Trautenfels will introduce you to the cultural history of the valley of Enns and Ausseerland. Very impressive its remarkable Baroque interior.
The joys of a spa in the alps - Grimmingtherme in Bad Mitterndorf only 20 km away. Two indoor and two outddor pools, kids pool and giant slide, sauna, ladies' spa, fitness center and bar as well as restaurant area.
We are official partners of the spa which entitles you to reductions on the day pass, sauna included.
If you think that happiness can only be found on a horse's back, then you will find it at one of our riding stables nearby: www.jagerhauserhof.at
Many other places worth seeing can be found here.
The central situation of our hotel makes it an ideal starting point for daytrips to Salzburg, Graz, Gmunden and many more.
If you want to explore the area by rail or bus: www.oebb.at
Additional helpful information can be found here: www.schladming-dachstein.at/de/bergregion-grimming/
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Tip: "What to expect in the Ennstal/Ausseerland region?" Enjoy phantastic views in this short film...
For further information and ideas as to places to go to in this region, do not hesitate to contact us personally.