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Excursion Opportunities & Sightseeing

As a great inspiration for your excursions in the region, in our "Comfort Hotel Wing" we have on display a photo exhibition entitled "From the Gesäuse to the Dachstein" by local photographer  Erich Hagspiel. Definitely worth a look!

Activities in the Surrounding Region

St. Florian's Church

Saint Florian's Church

Saint Florian's Church is located close to our hotel. It features modern architecture that catches your eye immediately. 

The play of color created by the glass elements, the free-standing church tower and the grass-covered roof are unique features of Styria's newest church, which was built in 1992 and is "responsible" for us re-christening our business as the "Kirchenwirt".

Putterersee

Putterersee

Located just a few minutes' walk from the Kirchenwirt is the Putterersee, the warmest alpine moorland lake in Styria. With its outstanding water quality, this lake is an Eldorado for bathers of all ages.

At this natural jewel, aside from swimming you can also enjoy fishing, surfing, boating and, in winter, ice skating as well as a game of ice hockey or "ice stock". A beach-volleyball court and children's playground add to the fun recreational opportunities.

Grimming Therme in Bad Mitterndorf

Grimming Therme

Feel good. Escape. Pure enjoyment at the Grimming Therme.

With three indoor- and four outdoor pools, relaxation areas on 5 levels, a separate children's area with giant water slide, children's pool and Nintendo Lounge, sauna village with sauna bar. Along with imposing views of the Grimming massif. In the heart of nature. In the heart of the Alps.

We are a Grimming Therme Bronze Partner. Which means, when you stay with us you receive a 5% discount on admission as well as wellness treatments. Be sure to pick up your voucher from us!

Saint John's Church

Saint John's Church in Hohenberg

The nucleus of Saint John's Church in Hohenberg is thought to be the oldest church building in Ennstal, located in a section of Aigen known as Hohenberg. Particularly noteworthy: the winged altar, a work by Lienhard Astl, created in the year 1520.

Stalingrad Cross in Aigen

Stalingrad Cross and Chapel

As a memorial to the many who perished or were wounded during the Battle of Stalingrad, the Austrian Stalingrad Society and OSR Dir. Hable had the Stalingrad Cross and Chapel built here at 1100 m above sea level.

Divining-rod hikes in Aigen

Divining-Rod Hike

The Divining-Rod Path in Aigen-Hohenberg was opened in 1995. It is four kilometers in length, features nine different interactive stations, and takes about 3 hours to complete.  During a guided tour (5 stations in 2.5 hours), you will learn how to use a divining rod and recognize the most important and most frequent energy fields you are likely to encounter.

Further information can be found in the region's divining-rod brochure!

Herb Hikes

Herb Hike

This guided hike with expert herbalist Trude Schwaiger is a memorable experience amid the world of wild herbs and plants that grow in natural meadows and along the forest's edge. For over 2 hours, forget hectic daily life and immerse yourself in the amazing diversity of nature. In conclusion, you will also be able to sample a number of herbal products.

Wörschachklamm

Hiking through the Wörschachklamm

During a hike through the gorge, you will see first-hand how the area's geology was transformed through the millennia. You will also be able to learn a lot about native flora and fauna.

This beautiful hike ends at the ruins of Castle Wolkenstein, with its wonderful views out across Ennstal Valley. Your children, too, will be playfully involved in this marvelous hike.

Other guided hikes: gorge, herb path, Europa Village.

Schloss Trautenfels

Museum Schloss Trautenfels

Museum Schloss Trautenfels presents the natural and cultural history of Ennstal and the Ausseerland in Styria. The museum's baroque architecture and design is also very impressive.

Riding in Aigen im Ennstal

Horseback Riding on Vacation

Many would claim, there's no happier place on Earth than on horseback! If you would like to go horse riding during your holidays, we suggest visiting the nearby Jagerhauserhof Riding Stables.

Archery

Other Excursion Opportunities

If you need additional help planning your holiday program, we will be more than happy to help you once you are here!

Day Trips

The central location of our hotel lends itself perfectly as a base for day trips and excursions to Salzburg, Graz, Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Hallstatt and more.

If you wish to explore the area by train or bus: www.oebb.at or www.postbus.at
Further helpful information can be found on the website of the regional tourist office or of the tourist office for Grimming-Donnersbachtal.
If you would like to download catalogues, guest newspapers, hiking brochures etc., please click here.

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