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The itinerary starts in Gleisdorf, a nice small town, where it is possible to try some good Styrian wine in a typical Buschenschanken.
Gleisdorf is also known as a centre of renewable energy technologies, therefore it is possible to cross a part of the Austrian “Energy Route”.
The itinerary continues through the valley of the Raab that connects Styria and Hungary. Here the visitor will see the immense production of fruits. From here the route leads to Riegersburg, located in the so called “Austrian delicacy store”, where some of the most famous producers of culinary specialities are found, with white wine, the käferbohne (a big multi-coloured type of bean), Vulcano ham, and even organic artisanal chocolate.
As holidays are not only about eating and drinking, the route takes in a number of other interesting activities like swimming in a lake or visiting famous castles.
Following, the list of the points of interest which visitors can find along the route. You can check here the details of all facilities and attractions or you can use the Intermodal Journey Planner, where it is possible to locate all attractions on an interactive map, and to get information on the points of interest, comprising information on their accessibility features, to choose in autonomy the most suitable facilities and paths, depending on your needs.
Tourism points of interest
During hot summer days this lake is be the best solution for refreshment. The slides and playing grounds also make this a fun experience for children. There are different lakes, some of them having water lilies.
The Weidenhof and Blätterwerk accommodate a hospitality business where you can enjoy homemade cake and coffee and tea. A small petting zoo is also located here. The Blätterwerk makes small products from natural materials, as for example spice bags and Advent wreaths.
At Zotter you can get a complete chocolate experience. From the cocoa bean to the finished product. If you have found something you like you can even create your own chocolates, with the ingredients you prefer.
It is possible to reach the castle on foot from the village centre or by a funicular on the northeast face of the volcano. The castle museum shows the history of the 17th century castle. It also accommodates the witch museum and the weapons museum. The view of the Riegersburg during the sunny days is a pure optical joy. The wine road is curvy and meanders through the hills and valleys of the East Styrian vineyards.
At the foot of the Riegersburg the Seerosenbad will attract you to refresh and relax at bank of this lake. The many sporting and playing facilities can offer a nice alternative to the culinary experience. You can also embark on a paddle-boat tour around the lake. The restaurant Seehaus serves delicious regional and international cuisine.
At the Buschenschank Maurer you will experience a myriad of homemade specialties. The wine tastings offered here will give you a new insight into the local wine terroir. The location is wonderful, the view towards the Riegersburg is remarkable.
The castle can be reached by foot from the village centre or by a funicular on the northeast face of the volcano. The castle museum shows the history of the 17th century castle. It also accommodates the witch museum and the weapons museum. The view of the Riegersburg during the sunny days is a pure optical joy. The wine road is curvy and meanders through the hills and valleys of the East Styrian vineyards.