Schlossberg with Clocktower in Graz | © Steiermark Tourismus | Harry Schiffer Schlossberg with Clocktower in Graz | © Steiermark Tourismus | Harry Schiffer
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Curious about culture

From historic castles and palaces to exhibitions of contemporary art and modern architecture: Styria delights with its distinctive cultural diversity. Fine arts or literature, folklore events or traditional costumes: If you want to find out which cultural treasures in the city and the countryside make the hearts of locals and guests beat faster, you should definitely read on.

Whether fine arts or literature, traditional events or traditional costumes: If you want to know which cultural treasures in the city and the country make the hearts of locals and guests beat faster, you should definitely read on.

Eleven regions full of unique cultural highlights

The cultural treasures of Styria

Culture and the arts play an important role in all regions of Styria. In addition to internationally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites and countless excursion destinations, small towns and their long history full of special traditions invite visitors to go on a journey of discovery. The design capital Graz boasts a flourishing cultural and creative scene that skilfully combines the tried and tested with the contemporary. A variety of events and festival series such as "Kulturgenuss im Grünen" (cultural enjoyment in the open air) spice up every season.

Speaking of seasons: Authentic customs and folk culture come to life all year round in the green heart of Austria. They're expressed, for instance, in traditional costume fashion, folk music as well as arts and crafts. If you want to take Styria home with you, you can do so at farmers' markets, in traditional costume shops or in design shops. That's where you can find special products ranging from authentic dirndl fabric to design objects.

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Schloss Eggenberg castle, dining room, Graz | © Universalmuseum Joanneum / Peter Gradischnigg | Peter Gradischnigg

Cultural offers and events

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Museums and galeries in Styria

Ausstellung | © Peter Michelitsch
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  • Deutschlandsberg

Kulturforum Laßnitzhaus Deutschlandsberg

Right next to the center there is an event hall at Hollenegger Straße 8 with the Laßnitzhaus, which is suitable for a...
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  • Graz

House of Architecture

The house of architecture, HDA for short, was founded in 1988 and is a not-for-profit association for the mediation of...
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  • Graz

UniGraz@Museum

The largest digital book, the longest wave machine: the UniGraz@Museum at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz offers...
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  • Köflach

Köflach Art House

In the course of the provincial exhibition "Mythos Pferd" (Horse Myth) in 2003, the municipality of Köflach purchased...
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Eingang Kupferschaubergwerk | © TV ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • Radmer

Copper show mine Radmer

In years of painstaking manual labour, we have awakened from its slumber a part of that Radmer mining history that came...
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Kleinkeuschlerhügel in Grub II | © Andreas Schwarz
  • Straden

Die Kleinkeuschler

Welcome to the Kleinkeuschlerhügel of Anita and Karl.
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Mesnerturm Oswaldikirche Eisenerz | © Museumsstadt Eisenerz
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  • Eisenerz

Kirchenburg St. Oswald und Mesnerturm

“From Life Between Heaven and Mountain” – popularly called “Oswaldikirche”, it is the...
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  • Deutschfeistritz

Scythe Forge Museum

With hydraulically-driven hammers, glowing iron and superlative craftsmanship, the forge once produced the farmer’s...
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Stoani house of music_Stoakogler_Eastern Styria | © Stoani Haus der Musik
  • Gasen

Stoani House of Music

Reinhold, Fritz & Franz the "Stoakogler" have been moving into the world with their music for over 50 years. Today...
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  • Passail

Home land museum Arzberg

The Arzberger Heimat- und Volkkundemuseum (Museum of Local History and Folklore) includes a clear display of objects...
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  • Haus im Ennstal-Aich-Gössenberg

Winter Sports Museum Haus im Ennstal

Travel back in time to the origin of winter sports Through three exhibitions visitors can experience the history and...
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Montanmuseum | © TV Hochsteiermark / Fred Lindmoser
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Montanmuseum Gußwerk

Immerse yourself in the mining history of Gußwerk!
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Nine regions and countless special experiences

The green heart of Austria – more than just culture in Styria