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Discovering The 2017 Austrian GP: Spending Time In Spielberg

Located in the lush countryside of Styria, the Austrian Grand Prix sits nestled in Spielberg with one of the most beautiful backdrops in Formula 1® racing. Austria is known for its hiking routes all around the country, as well as the beautiful Hauptplatz, or town squares.

During your trip to Spielberg with F1® Experiences, you will be immersed in a culture of giving, friendly neighbors, impeccably clean streets and hiking. Just 15 minutes outside of Spielberg you can enjoy a treetop hiking route at Wipfelwanderweg Rachau in the early morning to see the sun rise along the treetops.

Spielberg’s Energy On And Off The Track


As a smaller city known for the famous Red Bull Ring, Spielberg has more than just the track to its name. Fun day trips down to the Erzberg iron mountain allows visitors to explore the open-pit mining area and all of its wealth it has to give to Austria. Guests can learn the history of the abbey at the Seckau Abbey, located 15 minutes north of Spielberg’s center. Expect to learn insights into the history and function of the abbey, as well as sacral art from centuries past all the way to modern times. The Abbey even has a schnapps distillery to visit.

After full days in Spielberg, stopping by a local restaurant for a bite to eat is effortless with many options to choose from. The Bachwirt is just a short drive to taste your palate with savory meals of beef, chicken, pork, hearty vegetables and more. A menu favorite is the haftes Rindsgulasch im Pfandl, or a savory beef goulash with spaetzle. Another option is the Schloss Farrach located in the Castle Farrach.  With great breakfast, light lunches, and fantastic dinners for every palate, you won’t leave hungry from Schloss Farrach. Throughout your adventures in Spielberg you’re sure to find exactly what you want to eat during your racing weekend!

Right Up the Road in Leoben


A quick 30 minute drive up the S36 from Spielberg is another great town for the weekend, Leoben. Known for being a mining town, they even have a specialist mining university, Montanuniversitat. Every year they host a miner’s parade and the Gosser Kirtag, which is a street fair that attracts thousands every year.

Like many areas around it, Leoben is walkable and has many great hiking locations in and around the city. Explore Massenburh, the ruins of an old castle to walk through, or the large city park filled with trees, pathways, and pick-up sporting games. Leoben is also knowns for its Hauptplatz, or town square, where the popular Café Konditurei Steinscherer sits as the matriarch in the middle. With its bright red façade with stone sculptures, the café is hard to miss. There are cakes, pastries, and local breakfast for the early risers. The café is a perfect spot to spend your morning or late afternoon. After a full day of Leoben and racing at the Red Bull Ring, patrons can cool off their night with a drink at Club Passion right off the Hauptplatz. Their personal service, brilliant cocktails and atmosphere pull any guest into a night of dancing.


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In preparation for your weekend in Austria, secure your ticket packages for the Austrian Grand Prix through the Official Ticket & Travel provider of Formula 1®, F1® Experiences. After a morning spent sipping coffee at the Café Konditurei Steinscherer, you can stroll down pit lane learning some of the ins-and-outs of Formula 1 racing or spend the night in the Formula One Paddock Club™ sipping on cocktails and enjoying hors d’oeuvres made for royalty. Get your tickets today for the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix!

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