Mighty and mountainous in the north, where the almost 3,000 metre Dachstein rises. Where the Salzkammergut lies. Where the newest of Austria's National Parks, the Gesäuse, and its breathtaking gorges lies, too. Where, in winter, 741 km of pistes await skiers, where some of the best mountain hut bars in the Alps are waiting and where cross-country skiing is increasingly becoming the most popular sport in the 15 award-winning resorts.
In the south, where the gentle hills of the vineyards offer a wide range of walks and wine taverns invite you to stay a while. Where Vulcano ham and pumpkins await and warm springs call you to enjoy relaxed bathing. Or in the orchards where styrian apples grow. Cycling, hiking, walking - treat yourself to Styrian warmth.
However, Styria is also the land of encounters and of towns: Graz is the epicurean capital and city of culture. "Conquer" the Schlossberg with its clock tower, which is steeped in history, marvel at the famous red roofs from above, a world heritage, visit the opera or one of the many local pubs after you have called in on the Kunsthaus gallery, the "friendly alien". Wonder at just how much spark this pulsating city - which is Austria's second largest - has; and, in spite of this, how green it is.
But the whole of Styria is green - green like the heart which symbolises it.