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

  • Graz

Theriak Museum

What can’t be cured must be endured, as the saying goes… but perhaps it can be cured after all? The Mohren...
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  • Graz

Archaeology Museum

at Eggenberg Palace | Universalmuseum Joanneum When can a pot can be a lot more than just a pot? At the new underground...
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  • Graz

Children's Museum - FRida & freD

The Graz children’s museum, FRida & freD, is a venue for all children and, with approximately 85,000 visitors per...
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Kunsthaus Weiz | © Kunsthaus Weiz - Bernhard Bergmann
  • Weiz

Kunsthaus Weiz

The Weizer Kunsthaus is the heart of the regional art and culture business.
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  • Graz

Natural History Museum

Universalmuseum Joanneum Wild cats, birds in flight, strange plants, mysterious fossils… All this and much more of...
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Bauernmuseum Gundersdorf | © Schilcherland Steiermark
  • St. Stefan ob Stainz

Bauernmuseum Gundersdorf

Insights into agriculture from 1850-1970!
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Stadtmuseum | © Stadtmuseum - Harald Polt
  • Weiz

Stadtmuseum Weiz

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

Particularium

The Particularium addresses pressing and current questions of energy production.
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Blasmusik-MUSEUM Ratten_innen_Oststeiermark | © Blasmusik-Museum Ratten / Blasmusik-Museum Ratten
  • Ratten

Blasmusikmuseum

Ausgeszeichnet mit dem österreichischen Gütesiegel für Museen ist das BlasmusikMUSEUM in Ratten ein Spezialmuseum,...
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  • Graz

Archaeological Collections

at the Institute of Archaeology, Karl-Franzens University Graz Collector’s fortune – you’ll find it at the...
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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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Bäuerliche Arbeitsweise
  • Mühlen

Museum of Farming

The museum of Farming in Mühlen is a world of adventure for young and old alike. The farming way of life, work and...
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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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