In addition to the charming old part of town, located right at the foot of the Planai, Schladming has many other delightful surprises in store. This popular tourism destination captivates visitors with countless sightseeing attractions as well as special events and activities. Barely 10 minutes from our hotel, it is an ideal change of pace, whether you are in the mood for a longer hiking tour, a spontaneous excursion or simply to attend an event.
The Schladming-Dachstein Region and the town of Schladming, former host venue of the Ski World Championships, is also well known for its wealth of recreational opportunities and international events.
Holiday activities including horseback riding, tennis, rafting, cycling, running and Nordic walking on specially designed trails, golf, archery, cultural events and much more are certain to make your holidays richer in variety than you ever dreamed possible.
Schladming lies in northwestern Upper Styria, in the upper Ennstal Valley at the point where the Talbach flows into the River Enns. The town is flanked to the north by the Dachstein mountains and, to the south, by the Niedere Tauern. To the west, the town is bordered by the Austrian province of Salzburg.
All kinds of excursion destinations and mountains for hiking await you in the countryside around Schladming!
Schladming boasts a number of sightseeing attractions that will definitely capture your attention as you take a stroll through the town.
The townhall and municipal building were built in 1884 as a hunting lodge for Prince August of Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha.
The town museum in Talbachgasse, formally known as the "Bruderlade". Built in 1661, it was used as a hostel for sick miners as well as the widows and orphans of miners who had perished in accidents or had passed away.
The town gate, "Salzburgertor", right next to the Catholic church.
One of these is undoubtedly the mining history of Schladming.
First chronicled in the year 1180, it acquired a town charter in 1322. It prospered from mining activity in the Schladminger Tauern mountains, where as many as 1500 miners were employed. They were digging for silver, zinc, lead, copper and, later on, cobalt and nickel. The demands of farmers, peasants and miners for more rights, along with excessive taxation, led to a revolt of the peasants and miners. As a result, Schladming lost its town charter and was ultimately completely burned to the ground. However, because Schladming was of such great commercial importance as a mining town, it was rebuilt and once again granted market rights in 1530.