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The Styrian Iron Road: Austria’s synonym for impressive mining history at the heart of a striking natural landscape. In addition to the imposing Erzberg, where iron ore has been mined for 1,300 years, the region also offers exquisite culture, rugged trails through the Eisenerz Alps and idyllic natural landscapes between Leoben and the northern provincial border close to Gusswerk.

Monuments such as the Radwerk IV iron museum in Vordernberg, the Erzbergbahn railway and the show mine on the Erzberg have achieved a global reputation. The annual cultural and historical exhibition at the fantastic museum centre attracts more than 100,000 visitors to Leoben each year. The customs, associated traditions and pride of the mountain people have been determining life in the region around the Erzberg in Styria for centuries and are responsible for its unmistakeable origin and identity.

The St. Barbara custom is celebrated by all – beer brewed specially for the occasion from Göss is only available at this time and only at the region’s restaurants. The district has been shaped by industry over the years and is now home to a high-tech sector with a range of global market leaders based here. The iron road today also represents some fantastic natural and cultural landscapes. As a ‘region of footpaths’, a wide range of well developed routes run through the idyllic natural landscapes – from the child-friendly lake tour to the challenging fixed ropes course with the highest level of difficulty.

The spacious forests are home to plenty of game animals, the many lakes and brooks have high fish stocks and the lakes (such as Lake Leopoldsteinersee) are supplied with quality Alpine spring water, making this a region which is renowned far beyond the local borders.  

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