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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Museums and galeries in Styria

  • Graz

UniGraz@Museum

The largest digital book, the longest wave machine: the UniGraz@Museum at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz offers...
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Bergbaumuseum_Stollen_Oststeiermark | © Bergbaumuseum / littlewater 2014
  • Ratten

Bergbaumuseum Ratten

You can visit the adit in Ratten which is closed since 1960s.
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Willkommen im Forstmuseum Silvanum | © Stefan Leitner
  • Landl

Forstmuseum Silvanum

Großreifling and its Silvanum. What exactly is that, you might ask? It’s an old granary, which was turned into the...
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  • Graz

Folk Life Museum

Universalmuseum Joanneum The museum, relaunched in 2021, invites visitors to explore the environments and varied...
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Museum_Kugeln_Oststeiermark | © StadtgemeindeGleisdorf_HelmutRabel/TourismusverbandOststeiermark
  • Gleisdorf

MiR - Museum im Rathaus

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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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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  • Thal

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

“I’ll be back.” Hardly anyone could fail to recognise Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line. “I’ll be...
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  • Grimming-Donnersbachtal

Kannenmuseum

Pürgg
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Mesnerturm Oswaldikirche Eisenerz | © Museumsstadt Eisenerz
  • Eisenerz

Kirchenburg St. Oswald und Mesnerturm

“From Life Between Heaven and Mountain” – popularly called “Oswaldikirche”, it is the...
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Holzknechtmuseum
  • Neuberg an der Mürz

Holzknechtmuseum

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

KULturzentrum Kapfenberg

Cultural centre Kapfenberg (KUZ) - Gallery  City Museum  City library
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Gironcoli Museum_Aussen_Oststeiermark | © Gartenschloss Herberstein/Paul Ott
  • Feistritztal

Gironcoli Museum

The museum combines a minimalist, renovated barn building from the 16th century with an aesthetic, light-flooded new...
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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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