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

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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Rauchstubenhaus Schirner_außen_Oststeiermark | © Rauchstubenhaus Schirner / Karl Zodl
  • Birkfeld

Schirner Rauchstubenhaus

The Schirner Rauchstubenhaus was inhabited by the Grabenbauer family until 1977. Afterwards, in November 1993, the...
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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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  • Graz

Graz Museum Schlossberg

A new place inviting visitors to arrive and to linger. The Graz Museum Schlossberg – a new place inviting visitors to...
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  • Graz

Coin Cabinet

at Eggenberg Palace Graz | Universalmuseum Joanneum With highlights from the second largest public collection of coins...
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Schloss Hollenegg | © Schloss Hollenegg
  • Bad Schwanberg

Schloss Hollenegg for Design

Schloss Hollenegg for Design`s mission is to support young emerging designers, with the aim of creating space for...
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Rosegger Landhaus | © Karl Heinz Wirnsberger
  • Krieglach

Roseggers Landhaus (Roseggermuseum)

The country house was built according to Peter Rosegger's plans and invites you to get to know less considered aspects...
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stadtg | © Stadtgalerie Deutchlandsberg
  • Deutschlandsberg

Stadtgalerie Deutschlandsberg

The Stadtgalerie is a measure by the city marketing of Deutschlandsberg to revitalize empty business premises and gives...
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  • 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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  • Haus im Ennstal-Aich-Gössenberg

Deanery museum Haus im Ennstal

The museum in Zehentspeicher of 1490 declares a piece of history of the upper Enns valley: sacred art and culture....
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Museum Gerberei_Kirchenburg St. Oswald, C @balazs7 | © TV ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • Eisenerz

Museum Gerberei Salzer

“Styrian landmark” – awarded by the State of Styria in 2015. Visitors learn all about the production...
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  • Graz

Graz Museum

The Graz Museum is the first address to learn everything about the city and the cultural history of Graz. The museum is...
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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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