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

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  • St. Stefan ob Stainz

Stieglerhaus Kunst-Kultur-Bildung St. Stefan/Stainz

Stieglerhaus - art, culture, education In the middle of St. Stefan ob Stainz, in the heart of the Schilcherland region...
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Rauchstubenhaus | © Karl Zod
  • Birkfeld

Rauchstubenhaus Schirner

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Museum | © Museumshof Kammern
  • Kammern im Liesingtal

Museumshof Kammern

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Naturmuseum 1 | © Naturpark Mürzer Oberland
  • Neuberg an der Mürz

Naturmuseum Neuberg

A journey of discovery through the animal world of all continents ... Behind the thick monastery walls in the...
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Kunstfabrik Lipizzanerheimat Werkstatt
  • Bärnbach

Art centre in Köflach

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Almmuseum Ardning | © Tourismusverband Gesäuse
  • Ardning

Almmuseum Ardning

In an idyllic location against the backdrop of the Bosruck Mountains, the Pfarrer- or Prentlhütte is situated at 1087...
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BrahmsmuseumKlavierBaumann | © Brahmsmuseum
  • Mürzzuschlag


In Mürzzuschlag in Styria, where the lovingly designed Brahms Museum - the only one of its kind in the world - was set...
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Nine regions and countless special experiences

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