Bad Waltersdorf: activities & events
The best of Styria’s thermal spa region
A thermal spa region in the gently rolling hills of Styria, Austria’s green heart. This idyllic setting in Bad Waltersdorf is home to Austria’s largest Ayurveda resort with healing thermal waters: the European Ayurveda Resort Mandira Styria. And what could be a more perfect backdrop to an abundance of activities and relaxation than acres of lush vineyards?
A gentle outlook
The most striking quality of East Styria’s hilly landscape is its unspoiled nature. A kaleidoscope of green; a haven of peace and power rolled into one. The five Ayurvedic elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether (space) – are the building blocks of life. Experience them here with all your senses. There is nothing here to disturb you or distract from the essentials.
Enjoy sports and culture
Whether cycling, hiking, Nordic walking, tennis or an 18-hole round of golf is your game, East Styria’s Bad Waltersdorf will satisfy your craving for activity and provide unforgettable experiences. How about a hot air balloon ride over the thermal spa region’s green hills? Explore East Styria on foot or on two wheels as you jog, hike or bike along the Roman Wine Route, the Thermal Springs Wine Route, the Castle Route or the Styrian Apple Route. Admire the sea of blossoms on the Styrian Flower Route, marvel at nature in the Kurpark and lavender fields, and hug the oldest oak tree in Europe.
Bad Waltersdorf excursions
There are plenty of opportunities for excursions in the area surrounding the European Ayurveda Resort Mandira. Look out for the impressive Riegersburg Castle along the Castle Route, as well as stopping to sample the excellent culinary creations at the nearby Zotter Chocolate Factory. In the Koarl Thaller Wine Castle in Maierhofbergen, delicious wines like the flagship Cuvée Rochus and the Cuvée Moarhof are waiting to be tasted in an exceptional castle setting.
In the summer months, the castle and Herberstein Zoo on Stubenberg Lake are worth a visit. In spring, explore the nearby Styrian Apple Route and breathe in the scent of thousands of apple blossoms: unforgettable. If the topic of power interests you, Kräftereich St. Jakob im Walde is the place to be: an interactive exhibition from Easter to October with well thought-out themed rooms on the power of the stars, sleep and dreams, inspiration, and food.
Wander through the historic old town of Hartberg. Discover the history of the region or visit Styria’s capital Graz: take the cable car up the castle hill or up to the clock tower, or visit Graz’s futuristic Kunsthaus art gallery.
Take in more than 80 sites around Bad Waltersdorf in East Styria’s thermal spa region!
Food and drink in and around Bad Waltersdorf
Styria at its best: Try local produce like apples, pumpkin seed oil or fresh cheese specialities at the European Ayurveda Resort Mandira, or enjoy a tipple in one of the legendary wine taverns. Everywhere in Bad Waltersdorf has its own style, from rustic, Styrian guesthouses to fine dining restaurants. Have we sharpened your appetite? Then pick from the best Styria has to offer and buy wine from one of the farm shops or direct retailers. Take a little piece of Styria back home…
Styria’s vineyards reach practically all the way to the European Ayurveda Resort Mandira. Please ask us for more information on the winegrowers in the vicinity:
Glatz winery in Wagerberg. Quality Styrian wines produced in-house, plus handicrafts and other regional specialities in the on-site shop. Guided wine tastings can be booked in the shop (pre-booking essential).
Pichler winery in Leitersdorfberg. Quality wines, juices, Prosecco, vinegar and oil – all produced in-house.