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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Cultural offers and events

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Museums and galeries in Styria

Tempelmuseum am Frauenberg | © Maria Schoiswohl
  • Leibnitz

Tempelmuseum Frauenberg

Museum experience in the midst of ancient temples. The Temple Museum at Frauenberg near Leibnitz - built on the ruins...
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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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Museum_spheres_Eastern Styria | © Stadtgemeinde Gleisdorf_Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
  • Gleisdorf

MiR - Museum in the city hall

Enjoy a journey through art and culture over the course of a year in the MiR – Museum in the Rathaus (town hall).
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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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  • Graz

Eggenberg Palace

Universalmuseum Joanneum The universe is in Graz! It’s no joke, but rather a wonderful example of harmonious...
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Damenfächer mit Eichelhäherfedern | © UMJ N. Lackner
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  • Stainz

Sonderausstellung: Die Jagd ist weiblich

The hunt is female. Diana and Actaeon Opening on April 4, 2020, 7 pm The hunt was and is not the sole field of activity...
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  • Graz

Toy Museum

The “Toy-toy-toy” museum is in the historic city centre of Graz and houses a private collection with historic toys...
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  • Graz

Joanneum Quarter

Universalmuseum Joanneum A paradise for culture vultures – the Joanneumsviertel in Graz. This large-scale cultural...
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City Museum_Inside View_Eastern Styria | © Stadtmuseum
  • Weiz

City Museum Weiz

The museum makes an important contribution to the understanding of history, art and historical living environments in...
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  • Neuberg an der Mürz


The lumberjack museum in Mürzsteg-Lanau shows tools and exhibits from the 19th and 20th centuries that were available...
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  • Kapfenberg

Museum der Stadtgemeinde Kapfenberg

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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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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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