: Wien, Graz
: St. Sebastian
It is situated in the centre of one of the most important pilgrimage places in Europe. You can reach the 1350m high Bürgeralm with a cable car from the centre of the town. In winter usually lots of snow provide ideal conditions for skiing at the Bürgeralm and the nearby Gemeindalm. The Ötscher, the magnificent Ötschergräben and the 2300m high Hochschwab provide for walking, hiking and mountaineering. The clear Erlaufsee- a beautiful mountain lake - is just nearby. It is ideal for a refreshing bath on a hot summer day. There is also a diving centre. A cycleway leads 80km to the Danube. You find a variety of mountain bike trails around the town. By car you easily reach the Salza valley - a centre for fast-water canoeing and rafting. During the summer open air concerts and laser shows are regularly performed on the Bürgeralm. There is an indoor pool, a spa will be opened in autumn, and lots of other leisure activities.