Meadows and trees in the spring at the foot of the Ringkogel | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann Meadows and trees in the spring at the foot of the Ringkogel | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann
The Eastern Styria

Austria's garden

The Eastern Styria exhibits the scenic and cultural diversity of the colourful and dazzling Steiermark as a whole, shaped by the climate, vegetation and a long history.
It’s no coincidence that relics from the Bronze Age, Celtic and Roman times, the early Middle Ages and early modern times are found in many places.

A wide variety of trees, flowers, fruits and vines, vegetables and herbs flourish year-round in alpine pastures and fields, meadows and forests. Here in the Eastern Styria, you will find all of that in one magnificent garden.

Garden of culture

The garden of culture bears witness to the diversity of art and culture. Be enthralled by extraordinary exhibitions and imposing cultural treasures. Stimulating, refreshing cultural programmes and places of interest are complemented by numerous opportunities to experience ancient customs and learn more about the country and its people.

Garden of culinary arts

The region’s products are as varied as the Eastern Styria is multifaceted. ALMO beef, the “Hirschbirne” pear and apples are just three of the region’s culinary highlights. In the Eastern Styria, food and drink are not mere basic needs but a genuine delight for all the senses.

Garden of motion

Opportunities for exercise in the fresh air are found in the Eastern Styria 365 days a year. Prolonged hikes or bicycle tours invite you to explore the floral side of the Eastern Styria’s landscape during the warm months of the year. In the winter, the Eastern Styria is resplendent in white, with small but nice ski resorts and cross-country ski runs that are perfect for families.

Garden of tranquillity & inspiration

Wellness and the finest spas, rest, relaxation and replenishment in any weather. Take some time to pamper yourself, indulging in pure relaxation for your body and soul. Enjoy the luxury of nature with us in the Eastern Styria. 

Mowing an Alpine Meadow in Eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann

Our two Nature parks

Our farmers in the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park and Almenland Nature Park preserve the cultivated landscape with the help of cattle, sheep and horses. The goal of both nature parks is to preserve the diversity of this landscape through natural use.