Austria's orchards: The Apple Road in Styria
More than two thirds of Austria's fruit growing areas are located in Styria. And about 80 percent of it is planted with apples and pears. The annual production of apples alone is about 200,000 tons. Some of the fruit plantations can be explored on foot or by bicycle - on the Styrian Apple Road.
The route winds its way through eastern Styria for about 25 kilometres. And between Gleisdorf, Weiz and Hartberg it passes numerous vantage points, natural and cultural monuments and millions of apple trees. Their fruits can be tasted everywhere: raw or processed into juices, must and schnapps.