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

  • Schladming-Rohrmoos-Pichl


The Nickel museum near Holdalm is an eyecatcher for people of every age. It tells an interesting story about the time,...
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Roseggers Geburtshaus | © Jakob Hiller
  • Krieglach

Peter Roseggers Geburtshaus

The local poet Peter Rosegger was born at the Alpl near Krieglach, where he spent the first 17 years of his life.
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Folklore museum_Dolls_Eastern Styria | © Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
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  • Pöllau

Museum of Folklore

The museum has three exhibition rooms with a large collection of household items. 
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  • Graz

Johann Puch Museum

Founded in 2003, the Johann Puch Museum holds around 2,500 exhibits that recount the “moving” history of Styria....
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Wasserschloss Burgau | © Marktgemeinde Burgau
  • Burgau

Wasserschloss Burgau

The gem, the most important water castle in the region, is located in the middle of Burgau. Numerous exhibitions and...
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Almmuseum Ardning | © Tourismusverband Gesäuse
  • Ardning

Almmuseum Ardning

In an idyllic location against the backdrop of the Bosruck Mountains, the Pfarrer- or Prentlhütte is situated at 1087...
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Gironcoli Museum_Exterior_Eastern Styria | © Gartenschloss Herberstein
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  • Feistritztal

Gironcoli Museum

The museum combines a minimalist, renovated barn building from the 16th century with an aesthetic, light-flooded new...
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KULturZentrum KUZ Kapfenberg
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  • Kapfenberg

KULturzentrum Kapfenberg

Cultural centre Kapfenberg (KUZ) - Gallery  City Museum  City library
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  • Schladming-Rohrmoos-Pichl

town museum Schladming

Impressions of the tourist town Schladming
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Smokehouse Schirner_outside_Eastern_Styria | © Rauchstubenhaus Schirner
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  • Birkfeld

Smoke house Schirner

The Schirner Rauchstubenhaus was inhabited by the Grabenbauer family until 1977. Afterwards, in November 1993, the...
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Pillhofer Skulpturenhalle
  • Neuberg an der Mürz

Pillhofer Skulpturenhalle

The Pillhofer Sculpture Hall The Pillhofer sculpture hall in Neuberg an der Mürz houses drawings and sculptures of...
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WinterSportMuseum | © WinterSportMuseum
  • Mürzzuschlag


The WinterSportMuseum Mürzzuschlag has one of the largest and most important collections in the winter sports...
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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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