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    The magic of Advent in Styria


    The pre-Christmas season means one thing above all in Styria: Advent. The festive season begins with the opening of the Christmas markets, inviting you to enjoy mulled wine and biscuits, browse local handicrafts or have a go at making something yourself.


    Styria prepares for Christmas in a multitude of ways and there is so much to do, visit, buy and taste between Bad Aussee and Bad Radkersburg right up until the 24th December. From the largest Advent markets known beyond the borders such as Mariazell and Graz to more atmospheric affairs such as at the Grottenhof in Southern Styria or in the city of Leoben.


    The lead up to Christmas is also the time of the Advent markets in Styria. The magic of the season takes hold of all as they stroll around the stalls, sampling or admiring what’s on offer. Here is a selection of the loveliest Christmas markets in the Green Heart:

    Baking cookies in advent | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

    ADVENT MARKETS in Styria

    Romantic lighting, lovingly designed handicrafts, plenty of music and singing – this is how Styria sets the tone for Christmas. Magical markets, exhibitions and festivals make the Green Heart shine throughout Advent.

    Advent Markets

    Perfect packages


    It’s all about the planning when it comes to travel, but this can take up precious time – unless you opt for one of Styria’s ready-to-go Advent packages. The festively decorated Christmas markets between Mariazell and Bad Radkersburg have so much to offer. What’s unique about Graz, for example, is that all of its Christmas markets are within easy walking distance. This gives you the best conditions to experience our Advent bucket list at your own pace. We hope you enjoy browsing through our Advent holiday offers:

    Discover the cultural highlights of Styria during Advent


    Styria offers a wealth of pre-Christmas events, exhibitions and concerts throughout Advent. In addition to these winter highlights, the Green Heart boasts a wealth of impressive excursion destinations and cultural programmes. Would you like some examples? The Bühnen Graz enchant audiences with their programme at the Schauspielhaus Graz and Graz Opera, for example, while the Kunsthaus Graz takes guests on a tour of contemporary art. And excursion destinations such as the Winter Sports Museum invite you to visit the regions. Discover the cultural side of Styria in winter!

    Eating out in the green heart of Austria

    In addition to the delicious biscuits, Kletzenbrot and mulled wine that you will find at the Christmas markets, Styria offers excellent cuisine with special Advent menus served in various restaurants and pubs.