Cultural Enjoyment Outdoors: chateau Herberstein | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm Cultural Enjoyment Outdoors: chateau Herberstein | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm
Cultural enjoyment outdoors

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

Skulptur beim Stiegenaufgang | © Skulpturenhaus
  • Deutschlandsberg

Skulpturenhaus Hortensia

the sculptor Hortensia Fussy has created an art venue in Bad Gams.
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Dekoartikel und Bilder, alles unter einem Dach | © Haus der Bilder
  • Stainz

Haus der Bilder

Heart and soul of the HOUSE OF PICTURES in Rassach near Stainz is Johann Pucher, who lives and works in this historical...
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Südbahnmuseum | © Südbahnmuseum
  • Mürzzuschlag

Südbahnmuseum

The gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Semmering Railway: two locomotive halls show an interesting exhibition...
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Roseggers Waldschule | © Jakob Hiller
  • Krieglach

Roseggers Waldschule

Thanks to a call for donations from Peter Rosegger, the Waldschule am Alpl was built in 1902 and operated until 1975.
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Heimatmuseum | © Gery Wolf
  • Wenigzell

Heimatmuseum Wenigzell

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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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Schirners Rauchstubn | © Karl Zodl
  • Birkfeld

Schirner Rauchstubenhaus

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WinterSportMuseum | © WinterSportMuseum
  • Mürzzuschlag

Winter!Sport!Museum!

The WinterSportMuseum Mürzzuschlag has one of the largest and most important collections in the winter sports history....
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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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Landwirtschaftsmuseum Schloss Stainz | © UMJ, N. Lackner
  • Stainz

Landwirtschaftsmuseum Schloss Stainz

The past, present and future of rural work are presented in an exciting way based on historical objects and current...
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Klöpfermuseum | © Museum im Klöpferhaus
  • Eibiswald

Museum im Kloepferhaus

Kloepfer and local history museum A visit to the former birthplace of the popular local poet and honorary citizen of...
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Kunstfabrik Lipizzanerheimat Werkstatt
  • Bärnbach

Art centre in Köflach

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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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