Our Venue - Retzhof Castle
The Retzhof Education Institute is located in the beautiful 15th century refurbished castle in the landscape of natural beauty in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria. Leitring bei Leibnitz town lies in the "Green Heart" of Austria in Styria wine Region, in original - "Steiermark". It is located about 30min drive from Graz Thalerhof Airport, 2.5h from Vienna, 40min from Graz, and just 20min from the Slovenian border. See location on the map.
IUGTE help participants to organize accommodation and meals at Retzhof Guest House. There are single and twin rooms. All the rooms have telephone, TV, radio, shower with wc, hairdryer and shower gel. There is free Wi Fi and LAN Internet connection in the castle.
There are bikes available for the guests to rent.
Everything is organized at the same territory: creative space, accommodation and full board, so participants can concentrate on creation and communication without distracting to routine necessaries.
Moreover, Retzhof is a disability-friendly hotel with accommodations and spaces designed to ensure accessibility for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems.
Retzhof Tavern offers award-winning cuisine in the best traditions of Styria region and use locally produced products. The meals are for non-vegetarians and vegetarians. Vegetables and salad bars are important parts of lunch and dinner, and there are vegetarian choices at every meal. Whenever possible the Tavern accommodates special dietary needs (allergies or food intolerances).
Retzhof is glad to welcome international guests with the attention of the friendly staff and the highest standard of services!
Prices for accommodation and meals:
Accommodation in shared twin room (two persons share the room with separate beds) is 43 EUR per person per day including three meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Single room is extra 8 EUR per day. For students until 27 years old - 33 EUR per person per day in shared twin room, including three meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner (student identity document card must be presented).
IUGTE is preparing the group accommodation list in advance.
The participants should make the payment for their room and meals directly to the Retzhof reception upon arrival.
How to Get Here?
The nearest international airports are located in Graz (Flughafen Graz) and Vienna (Flughafen Wien). It is also possible to travel from Klagenfurt airport.
From the airports there is a train to Leitring bei Leibnitz. From Graz Airport there is a direct train, the trip will take about 30 min;
The train tickets can be purchased in the automatic ticket machine at the train platform.
Getting from Graz Airport
There is a direct train from Graz Airport ("Flughafen Graz") to Leibnitz ("Leibnitz Bahnhof").
The trip by train will take about 25 min. The train schedule and ticket price can be checked on: http://www.oebb.at/en/index.jsp (information in English is available).
It is also possible to get a taxi from Graz Airport directly to Schloss Retzhof.
Getting from Vienna Airport
Depending on the travel start time, there can be different options in transportation from Vienna Airport - a train or a bus, and there are several changes on the route, there are no direct ways.
The exact details for particular departure time should be checked on Austria transport portal http://www.oebb.at/en/
For participants travelling within Europe, it is also possible to take a train to Leibnitz. The train schedule and ticket price can be checked on: http://www.oebb.at/en/ (information in English is available).
IUGTE staff will be glad to help you in planning your itinerary!