Spring & Summer
Tieschen – in the middle of the wine-growing region
The region around Tieschen is of volcanic origin. The vineyards on this rich soil are among the most beautiful landscapes in the region and are a defining feature, even if they only cover a small part in terms of surface area.
Enjoy spring to the fullest
The Styrian Volcano Land blossoms in spring and the new vitality is reflected in many festivals in the region. The people of Volcano Land attach importance to a sustainable festival culture and outstanding regional focus of the events.
Let yourself be allured by the “Vine Blossom Festival”, the “Young Women’s Summer” or other events organised by the association of young female vintners known as the Weinblüten, or cool off with a choice glass of wine at the Terra Vulcania wine festival.
The Styrian Volcano Land and wine simply belong together. Built by volcanoes over millions of years and lapped by oceans, today it is a scenic gem and fertile soil for fine culinary art. The countryside, the wine and the vintners form a spiritual kinship.
Find your personal event highlight during spring in the Volcano Land!
Find tranquillity step by step
A healthy and responsible lifestyle is built on outdoor exercise and valuable nutrition. In the Styrian Volcano Land you will find valuable and sensible paths towards health.
Hiking trails – well-marked and gently ascending hiking trails lead to the most beautiful spots around Tieschen and the surrounding area. Encounter nature on the “Sonnengesangsweg” (“Canticle of the Sun” Trail) inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. Relax while walking on the “Vineyard Trail” that invites visitors to dream and linger in the vineyards. Or visit the TAU vintners, located directly along the trail. You can explore the Educational Wine Trail in Tieschen in order to learn interesting facts about different cultures of wine-growing facilities.
Other hiking trails in the immediate vicinity are:
- TAU Vineyard Trail (16 km, hiking time 6 hours; start/finish is the market square in Tieschen)
- Königsberg (6 km, hiking time approx. 2 hours)
- Nature Trail (1.5 km, hiking time approx. 40 minutes)
- Hügelgräberweg [“Burial Mound Trail”] (8 km, hiking time approx. 3 hours)
- Vineyard Trail (9 km, hiking time approx. 3 hours)
- Naturbühne-Steinbruchweg [“Natural Stage & Stone Quarry Trail”] (12 km, hiking time approx. 4 hours)
A large number of spiritual trails where you can find contemplation and the source of joy again in the natural surroundings of Southeast Styria are waiting on the trails of volcanoes.
The“Sonnengesangsweg” (“Canticle of the Sun” Trail”) is devoted to the identically named prayer by St. Francis of Assisi. Also striking is the 9 metre-high, rusty statue of St. Francis with the wolf, which was created by Bolivian Fernando Crespo in 2006. Artists from Tieschen designed stations for the individual stanzas which stimulate visitors to contemplation and invite them to a deepened encounter with the elements along the Sonnengesangsweg. The starting point is the centre of Tieschen near the church. The trail follows the ridge of the hill on a total length of 4 km.
A testament to prehistory known as the “basalt fissure” is also worth seeing. In the 19th century, quarrymen followed a vein of hard, thick basalt and exposed a fissure. The window into the earth’s history shows us the rising of molten magma in the late phase of volcanic history.
Contemplate on the essentials in life. You can do this no far from Tieschen on the Weg der Besinnung (“Contemplation Trail”) in Kapfenstein.
The “Styrian Mariazell Trail” leads through the Thermenland Styria region from Bad Radkersburg in the east and Mureck in the west. On this trail you can hike and make a pilgrimage from southern Styria northwards to the miraculous wooden image of the Virgin Mary in Mariazell known as “Magna Mater Austriae” (“Great Mother of Austria”). Along the trail you will become acquainted with the landscapes and people of southern and eastern Styria as well as Upper Styria.
Region of water
It is not for nothing that the region is also called Thermenland (“Land of Thermal Springs”). The thermal springs which can be utilised today for pleasant relaxation in the region’s thermal resorts are a remnant of volcanic activity. Tieschen is located in the middle of this region. You can easily reach 2 out of the 6 thermal resorts in only 15 minutes by car: Parktherme Bad Radkersburg and Therme der Ruhe in Bad Gleichenberg. But the other thermal resorts are also easily reachable from Tieschen.
Anyone looking to cool off on hot summer days will find this at the open-air swimming pool in Tieschen. The small, straightforward open-air swimming pool is ideal for families with children. A beach volleyball court, a tennis court, a playing field as well as a children’s playground border directly on the facility. This is open from May to August daily from 10 am to 9 pm. And with the GenussCard (pleasure card) you get free admission. Other leisure facilities are available at the open-air swimming pool in Bad Gleichenberg as well as the lake Röcksee in Mureck.
Enjoy the beautiful countryside on 2 wheels
The gentle hilly region certainly invites visitors to explore the countryside by bicycle. Whether through romantic floodplains, idyllic vineyards or as far as Slovenia: pleasure-seeking cyclists as well as athletically ambitious cyclists will find their way!
The region around Bad Radkersburg has developed into a cycling region with perfect infrastructure. You can choose from several cycling tours which are of course perfectly signposted. Or how would you like to enjoy a guided tour with cycling guide on various topics? If you don’t have your bike with you or simply get in the mood for a cycling tour, of course you can rent bicycles. There are rental stations in Bad Radkersburg as well as in the surrounding area. There is a bicycle rental station directly in Tieschen at JUFA Tieschen . E-bikes are also available here.