Riegersburg Castle with vineyard | © Steiermark Tourismus | Günther Steininger Riegersburg Castle with vineyard | © Steiermark Tourismus | Günther Steininger
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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.

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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Museums and galeries in Styria

  • Graz


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

Steirisches Feuerwehrmuseum Kunst & Kultur Gr. St. Florian

Styrian Fire Brigade Museum Art & Culture   In historical museum architecture, the exhibition collection with...
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Heimat- und Ständemuseum Tragöß | © TV ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • Tragöß - Sankt Katharein

Heimat- und Ständemuseum Tragöß

When visiting the "Grüner See", you should not miss a visit to the Heimat- und Ständemuseum in...
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  • Eisenerz

Museum Gerberei Salzer

“Styrian landmark” – awarded by the State of Styria in 2015. Visitors learn all about the production...
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Kunsthaus | © Martin Lotter
  • Mürzzuschlag

Kunsthaus Muerz

The kunsthaus muerz mainly deals with contemporary art in the fields of music, literature, visual arts and...
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  • Mürzzuschlag


The gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Semmering Railway: two locomotive halls show an interesting exhibition...
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Blumenwiese | © Schilcherland Steiermark
  • Deutschlandsberg

Art Galerie N

Exhibitions in and around the garden. 
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Ausstellung | © Peter Michelitsch
  • 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

Schell Collection

Austrian Lock and Key Museum The key to happiness – could you find it here? The Schell Collection, Austria’s museum...
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  • Grimming-Donnersbachtal


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  • Gröbminger Land


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  • Passail

Heimatmuseum Arzberg

The Arzberger Heimat- und Volkkundemuseum (Museum of Local History and Folklore) includes a clear display of objects...
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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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