Set in the southeast of Austria, the Styrian Thermal Country is the English name for the Steirisches Thermenland, a region that’s home to a number of hot springs, around which are clustered modern health resorts. People head for Styrian Thermal Country holiday accommodation for a variety of reasons, from making use of the water’s healing nature to enjoying a range of wellness treatments, while families are also well catered for.
The highly mineralised water at these spas emerges at anything up to 110 degrees and is known for its salubrious qualities. The Romans used to come to the area around Strian Thermal Country holiday rentals to enjoy the area’s waters, these particular thermal springs were only discovered in the 70s, and since then more and more people have sought out the region for a revitalizing getaway. For instance, Bad Radkersberg offers a mix of relaxation and sports activities. There are a number of pools here, including a heated, 50-metre sports pool. There are also a series of saunas and steamrooms at the resort, including spectacular “panorama saunas”. At the same time, a host of activities are offered for children, including a “fun world” boasting a pool, slide and waterfall. Bad Gleichenberg is another top choice for visitors to self-catering accommodation in Styrian Thermal Country. The surface area of the healing pool covers 2,500 square metres, and the thermal park encompasses more than 20 hectares. There’s a complete therapy centre, offering both traditional and alternative health treatments. Meanwhile Rogner Bad Blumau is known for its unusual architecture, and among its treatments lists body wraps, physiotherapy and a variety of massage. There’s also a kids’ section, featuring a wave pool.
During your stay at self-catering accommodation in Styrian Thermal Country it would be well worth visiting the city of Graz. It’s the capital of Styria, with a fascinating history, thanks partly to the presence of four high profile universities. The historic centre is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and perhaps the best known landmark is Schlossberg, a castle that sits atop a hill above the city.
Found southeast of the Alps, Styrian Thermal Country holiday apartments are set in a part of the country with a climate influenced by the Mediterranean, with warm weather from around May to September, when temperatures can reach the high 20s. Winters here are cool, with consistent sub-zero conditions in December and January.
The most convenient way to get to Styrian Thermal Country self-catering accommodation from the UK would be to fly to Graz (GRZ) from Edinburgh (EDI) or Stansted (STD) with Niki or Ryanair.