Voitsberg Travel Guide, Austria
Voitsberg, Travel Guide – Location
Voitsberg is a beautiful small city located in southern Austria on the banks of Tregistbach River, near Linz and Graz. Voitsberg travel guide presents a few basic facts regarding the city and its main landmarks.
Voitsberg, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate
Located in a wide river valley at an average altitude of 394m, Voitsberg preserved intact the city centre with its numerous houses and churches as well as charming ruins located on the surrounding green hills. The pretty colored buildings and rich vegetation within and outside the city create a typical Austrian countryside atmosphere perfect for relaxation any time of the year.
Climate in Voitsberg is temperate continental with mild winters and hot summers. Autumn is the greatest time of the year to visit the city due to the impressive picture created by the surrounding forested areas, blending the warmest colors and shades into an unforgettable ensemble. On the other side winters are perfect for ski lovers, the surrounding mountainous areas bringing endless possibilities regarding winter sports.
Local hydrographic network is represented by the small Tregistbach River which confers an additional charm to these historical places.
Voitsberg, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna
Located in one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in Styria, Voitsberg attracts people with its numerous green spots and clean environment. Countless parks and gardens abound in vegetation especially old trees, artistically shaped bushes and colorful flower groups and bring a touch of color to the ancient buildings, castles and churches from all over the city.
Fauna is again well adapted to local climatic and topographic conditions and is mainly made up of mammal species like rodents, squirrels, foxes and more, numerous birds and small reptiles and insects. The waters of the Tregistbach River shelter different fish species like perch, carp or pike.
Voitsberg, Travel Guide – Population
The city houses a number of almost 20.000 people, settlement developed on the grounds of a former ancient trade town. The city was founded and increased due to the local mining activities based on the rich iron ore resources from the nearby mountains. Today these activities disappeared and their marks are preserved through permanent exhibitions housed by local museums.
Voitsberg, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts
Though small Voitsberg is a city with numerous cultural activities, most of them organized by the city hall and other connected administrative institutions. Cultural events are usually housed by the local theatre or outdoor in different scenic spots like the Burgruine Obervoitsberg Castle ruins. This place keeps the remains of the old city fortress and has several platforms perfect for installing stages during local festivals.
Voitsberg, Travel Guide – Transport
Transportation in this area is facilitated by the modern speedways crossing the city, local rail station and vicinity of an international airport. Graz International Airport serves Voitsberg too, connecting the city with the rest of the world. Shuttle buses as well as trains connect the city with Graz Airport, thus closing the links between the two cities.
Within the city one can choose to travel by bus or can rent a car or a bike for a better look over the city’s main attractions. In summer most tourists choose to rent bikes and extent their tracks outside the city for day trip in nature.
Voitsberg, Travel Guide – Festivals
Festivals are much appreciated here, the main such events being dedicated to music like the “Clasical and Pop Music Festival” which is held every May and to any other cultural activity. Styrian Autumn Festival is another great cultural event which takes place in Voitsberg every year from September to October and which gathers thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists from all over the world.
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