Wechsel Region, mountainous region at the border between Styria and Lower Austria, forms part of the Central Alps, consists of gneiss and secondary foliates, comprises the Hochwechsel mountain (alt. 1,743 m, Wetterkogler Haus mountain refuge) and Niederwechsel mountain (alt. 1,669 m), is separated from the Semmering region by Feistritz saddle (alt. 1,287 m) and bounded on the south by Joglland region and on the north-east by Bucklige Welt region, rich in forests and alpine pastures (many alpine huts, on so-called "Schwaigen"). Popular destination for day-trips and skiing. Main towns and villages are Mönichkirchen, Aspang-Markt, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Sankt Corona am Wechsel.