Riegersburg on the Castle Road | © www.birdeyeview.at | L IXUS 870 IS JPEG | Reinhart Nunner Riegersburg on the Castle Road | © www.birdeyeview.at | L IXUS 870 IS JPEG | Reinhart Nunner
A holiday for all the senses 

Cultural delights out in nature 

Styria’s cultural riches find the perfect showcase in the great outdoors: castles and palaces set in the midst of awe-inspiring natural scenery; idyllic open-air museums on historical or contemporary subjects. The wonderful landscapes in the Thermen- & Vulkanland also make unique cultural backdrops.  

In the warmest months of the year, from spring until autumn, culture is gladly brought outdoors. Under open skies you are in harmony with space and natural landscapes – in meadows, vineyards and flower gardens, in castle parks, town parks and vibrant interior courtyards. It is a tradition that has gone on since the year dot, as the traditional festivals and customs demonstrate. Contemporary culture too finds an evocative stage amid Styria’s landscapes. A starry evening sky becomes a concert hall, a garden becomes a reading room, a public space becomes a theatre stage – and all of them bring joy to spectators’ hearts.  

Wonderful picnic spots and bulging picnic baskets | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

Culture meets picnic 

For maximum pleasure, why not combine nature, culinary delights and culture? All you have to do is spread out a picnic blanket and let the beautiful surroundings work their magic on you as you nibble your way through regional delicacies. The Thermen- & Vulkanland wins visitors over with its splendid picnic spots: in the vineyards of Kapfenstein Castle, for example, or perhaps beneath the 1,000-year-old oak in Bierbaum, or on the “Weinwanderweg der Sinne” (“Wine Road of the Senses”) in St. Anna am Aigen.  The picnic concerts hosted by styriarte also count as a high point on the events calendar.    

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Find time for yourself in the Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark and soak up culture out in green spaces: hilly landscapes are perfect for cycling and hiking, while castles and palaces beckon you back into the past. The enchanting “Schlösserstraße” (“Castle Road”) in the Thermen- & Vulkanland casts a spell over visitors with its extraordinary buildings, while all around you the land tickles the taste buds with pumpkin seed oil and wine – here, wellbeing means savouring life. In Bad Radkersburg, visitors experience 700 years of town history before their very eyes; Feldbach too is an inviting place to explore. 

Boost your enjoyment even further with the GenussCard . You can obtain the card as a gift from a participating company and use it to visit over 240 destinations completely free of charge. 

On the way to Kapfenstein Castle on the Castle Road | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark | Harald Eisenberger
Hiking meadow family Styria | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark | Harald Eisenberger
The GenussCard offers endless vacation enjoyment | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark | Harald Eisenberger

Cultural events

A special highlight is a series of culinary and cultural events in the Thermen- & Vulkanland, which present regional delicacies and cultural delights at their best, some of them in the countryside: from brass sounds and chocolate, cabaret in the Saustall to breakfast at sunrise with piano accompaniment. And much more. Culture for every taste, whetting your appetite for the Styrian spring and summer.

Look up culture tips in the online magazine 

Which castles always keep up with the times? What can you experience on a cultural picnic? These experiences and many more can be discovered in our online magazine.  

Tips in the thermen- & Vulkanland: 

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