Cultural Capital & UNESCO City of Design

A medley of architecture and design

Customs During the Year

From Easter to Christmas traditions

Cultural Enjoyment Outdoors

from 2018: experience culture outdoors

Cultural tips for young explorers

Exciting stories and funny plays

Culture in the City & Country

Do you know the most beautiful, Styrian cultural treasures that make the heart beat faster? From historic castles, to contemporary art exhibitions, to modern architecture, Styria guarantees cultural variety surrounded by imposing landscapes.



In addition to cultural insider tips in the regions and an abundance of excursion destinations, small historic cities invite you to stroll through them. The design capital Graz excels with its excellent offering in the culture and creative scene and skilfully blends the tried-and-tested with the contemporary. It's well worth seeing! Folk culture is authentically lived in the green heart of Austria. In addition to traditional costumes, folk music and handicrafts, there is a variety of customs to be discovered throughout the year. And if you would like to take Styria home with you, take a look through the farmers markets, traditional costume shops or in design shops for special products. You'll find it all, from the most beautiful dirndls to pumpkin seed oil.

You Can Stay Here

Stay at chic and charming places: From the magical four-poster bed in the castle to the contemporary art hotel. If you are planning on design or historical heritage on your holiday, you've found the right place at the culture hotels: in addition to a stylish historical ambience, they also offer special advice on cultural offerings, city tours and sights worth seeing in the region. Of course, culture also always harmonises with excellent culinary delights: regional and seasonal products are the focus of cuisine in the culture hotels. 

Advent still life | © Steiermark Tourismus | ikarus.cc

Advent and Christmas

Reflective and harmonious
The Advent season in Styria makes the heart beat faster. It's all about winter fairy tales, artistic Advent wreaths, musical Advent events or customary festivals with appetising baked Christmas goodies.