Top things to do in Western Styria

Health Food in Schladming

Bio Chi

This welcoming and well-stocked health-food shop is a local institution and whips up leafy salads, vegetarian mains like chanterelle goulash with bread dumplings, and tempting sweets using organic ingredients, which…
Food & Drinks in Schladming


A wonderful place to stock up on picnic supplies, self-catering needs or take-home gourmet gifts, Heimatgold champions the products of local farmers, from chocolate to pickles to raw milk and freshly prepared Styria…
Castle in Murau

Schloss Murau

Built in 1250 by the Liechtenstein family, who once ruled the region, Schloss Murau was transformed into its present late-Renaissance form in the 17th century. Tours take you through seven rooms, including the chape…
Glacier in Schladming

Dachstein Eispalast

Situated in a crevice of the Dachstein Glacier along a sheer cliff face, the Eispalast creates the strange effect of walking through an enormous, hollow ice cube. A gondola, one of the world's most spectacular, whis…
Austrian in Schladming


A totally traditional vaulted dining room with an extensive menu and brisk service, what emerges from the kitchen will surprise. Styrian dishes – say, boiled beef with roast potatoes and horseradish, or the fleshtas…
International in Schladming

Die Tischlerei

On a corner just a short walk beyond the centre, this big, modern restaurant serves up a number of set menus that span Mediterranean and Asian flavours, despite the bright Dirndls of the waitresses. Lunch menus, wit…
Italian in Schladming


A smart wine bar that also does good contemporary Italian dishes, this is a local favourite. There's a three-course fish menu that includes the tasty lobster ravioli with Croatian scampi and there are a number of go…
Abbey in Western Styria

Benedictine Abbey

This Benedictine abbey is a stunning Romanesque basilica and serves as the mausoleum of Karl II. A highlight is the moving Romanesque crucifixion, which is some 800 years old. Tours give an historical insight into t…
Austrian in Schladming


The Post Hotel's Johann restaurant mixes cosy pine and fresh green-and-white textiles in a sweetly upmarket dining room. There's an excellent selection of rather pricey wines to go with its carefully cooked Styrian …
Italian in Murau

Pizzeria Restaurant Platzhirsch

Serves great eat-in and takeaway pizza, delicious pasta dishes and Austrian classics.