Game and Nature Reserves


The Rettenbachklamm, a valley portion of the Save Bach (Steinbach), is the only gorge in Graz city area. A walk through the small canyon in a varied, natural area unfamiliar surroundings is especially appealing. The trail leads through the weedy ravine forest along the Rettenbach to the hamlet Wenisbuch. The special climatic conditions (cool summers – mild winter temperatures) in the gorge are particularly the various ferns and mosses impressive and worth seeing.


The Hilmteich, a popular destination of the Styrian capital Graz. This pond with a landscaped park-like green area on the edge of Leechwaldes offers attractive recreational possibilities: walking and forest walkways, climbing, adventure park, resting and picnic areas, boat trips on the lake and in the winter the possibility to go ice skating – enough room so for recreation and Relaxation.

BOtanic garden

Botanic garden Resembling a large, exotic animal, the botanical garden greenhouses lie between art nouveau mansions in one of the most beautiful districts in Graz. They bring together exotic flora from four distinct climatic zones and world-class Graz architecture, without parallel. A place for science, inviting visitors to study, marvel, linger and unwind.