Nature Park Almenland in Styria

Winter in the nature park

In winter, the Almenland Nature Park shows itself in many facets: November and December are all about the pre-Christmas season. The Christmas markets, the romantic atmosphere and the music events enchant young and old. In the weeks after the turn of the year, you can experience the winter landscape the way locals know and love it: with lots of snow, fun on the slopes and nature. A time for connoisseurs!

An enchanting sea of blossoms

Sometime, usually around mid-April, spring comes to the Almenland! After just a few warmer days, the last remnants of snow disappear from the mountain pastures as though by magic. Yet suddenly they turn white again. The sun has enticed many thousands of white and sometimes also pink crocuses from the moist alpine soil: crocus meadows as far as the eye can see, making a hike over the mountain pastures a very special experience!

Spring comes a bit sooner to the valleys, with trees in meadow orchards already blooming in fields of intensely yellow dandelions. Here the dandelion bloom is so extensive that bee keepers even offer pure dandelion honey. The "Löwenzahn-Festtage - dandelion festival" celebrated across the Almenland at the beginning of May is an homage to this versatile plant. Spring-fresh culinary art, naturally featuring the dandelion, is combined with a colourful selection of events during this time.

Things get lively on the mountain pastures at the end of May when the livestock is let out to graze. A high point of the year is the “Ross auslassen” (letting out the horses) at the beginning of June, with the colourful mixed herd of horses determining their ranking order for a summer spent together on the mountain pastures. Our alpine livestock gets to do what everybody wants: stay all summer!

We will see you during the spring in Naturpark Almenland!