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

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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Greith-Haus | © Greith-Haus
  • St. Martin im Sulmtal

Greith-Haus St. Ulrich

The Greith House is home to top-class art and cultural events and also impresses with its extraordinary architecture.
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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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Museum Krogger | © Michael Fischer
  • Pöllau

Museum of Folklore

Our museum has three exhibition rooms with a large collection of household items. 
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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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Innenhof | © Steiermark Tourismus
  • St. Lambrecht

Benedictine monastery of St. Lambrecht

For more than 900 years, the Benedictine monastery of St. Lambrecht has dominated not just the local landscape, but...
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Bergbaumuseum-Aussenansicht-Murtal-Steiermark | © Bergbaumuseum
  • Fohnsdorf

Bergbaumuseum Fohnsdorf

The 300 year old mining tradition characterizes the place. Historical documents and exhibits give you a clear overview...
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  • Weiz

Hammerwerksmuseum

On the outskirts of Weiz there is still the old Mosdorfer factory from the late 18th century with the blade and scythe...
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Hengist Museum Wildon | © Hengist Museum
  • Wildon

Hengist Museum Wildon

The Wildon Schlossberg is considered the cradle of Styria and has over 6500 years of settlement continuity. It is one...
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Aussenansicht | © TVB Mariazeller Land/Brigitte Digruber
  • Mariazell

Mariazeller Heimathaus

Get to know the history of Mariazell in the Mariazeller Heimathaus during a guided tour
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Schirners Rauchstubn | © Karl Zodl
  • Birkfeld

Schirner Rauchstubenhaus

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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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