This region with its gentle hills and extinct volcanoes is a true landscape jewel. The mild, Mediterranean climate caters for a touch of southern atmosphere.
The tourism region of Bad Gleichenberg is made up of five communities: Bad Gleichenberg, Gnas, Kapfenstein, St. Peter am Ottersbach and Straden.
The communities of the tourism region encircle the spa town of Bad Gleichenberg similar to beads on a chain.
The journey there by “jungle express”, the regional train from Feldbach, is already an experience on its own. At an average of 30km/h you can discover a landscape that could not be more idyllic. The slow pace conveys a certain holiday feeling.
Once you’ve arrived in Bad Gleichenberg you are introduced to countless possibilities to spend a relaxing but also interesting and diversified vacation. In the valley of dinosaurs you will encounter life-sized monsters of primordial times. Staged volcanic eruptions will fascinate kids and grownups alike. In the museums of the region you can learn more about the history of South-Eastern Styria: from the volcano museum in Kapfenstein to the Curmuseum in Bad Gleichenberg to the openair museum in Trautmannsdorf.
Many other specialties are waiting to be discovered, as for example the world’s largest fire engine and an oversized mail box in Bairisch Kölldorf.