Coachman Michlbertl Rudi in front of Schloss Schielleiten  | © Arnetpress | René Arnet

9 Tips for Castles & Palaces

The seasons can truly be enjoyed in the Green Heart of Austria. If you prefer to be cool during the summer, visit the castles in Styria and comfortably stroll through the exhibitions and past times behind ancient walls. If you love the first blossoms of spring, castle gardens such as Herberstein Castle or Eggenberg Palace offer a relaxing place in a culturally rich ambience.

Who doesn't love trying fine food while enjoying an atmospheric ambience? Select Styrian castles and palaces offer excellent cuisine. Connoisseurs can therefore picnic in the middle of the romantic vineyard at Castle Kapfenstein or try the finest Styrian cuisine at Castle Seggau. The Riegersburg area also offers exceptional culinary delights. In the middle of Vulkanland, innkeepers and hosts conjure up unusual regional delicacies. From Zotter chocolate, fine vinegars from Gölles to Fink's delicatessen.

In addition to these cultural treasures, which are perfectly compatible with culinary tastes, Styria has many other charming castles and palaces that you have to see, magical atmosphere included.

Apropos: you can find quite a number of castles on the Styrian Castle Road [Schlösserstraße]. The offer on the Schlösserstraße includes the invitation to explore the diversity of the castles, but also the region and the culinary art more closely. Every place on the Schlösserstraße charms its guests with historic, architectural and sumptuous features. 

These castles and palaces that make the heart of fairy tale fans, gourmets and architecture lovers beat faster, as well as other Styrian architectural treasures, can be found here:

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Exterior view, castle and collegiate church Pöllau | © Tourismusverband Naturpark Pöllauer Tal | Alfred Mayer
Excursion Destination
Castle / Palace, Abbey / Church / Monastery, Cooling tip, Winter excursion destination

Castle and Abbey Church Pöllau

An impressive castle, the "Styrian St. Peter's basilica" as well as an exciting castle park await you in the famous historical market town of Pöllau.
Excursion Destination
Castle / Palace, Nature & Adventures, Winter excursion destination, Winter excursion destination for families

Brucker Schlossberg [Castle Hill]

The most beautiful city panorama high above Bruck an der Mur. It is easy to reach via a culturally interesting city walking route directly from the historic centre. On the castle hill is also the literature path "On the trail of the last minstrel ...
Burg Festenburg, aerial view | © Archiv des Stiftes  Vorau | Archiv des Stiftes  Vorau
Excursion Destination
Steiermark-Card, Cooling tip, Castle / Palace

Castle Festenburg

The Festenburg is a real insider's tip. Here you will find frescoes and oil paintings from the Baroque painter J.C. Hackhofer. You see the living culture from 1900 in the Kernstock rooms, a small armoury as well as a special exhibition about the ...
Castle courtyard | © Herberstein | Eva Glössl
Excursion Destination
Museum, Castle / Palace, Cooling tip, Culture tip for children

Castle Herberstein & Gironcoli Museum

A mighty castle, magical gardens as well as the styles of great epochs make the garden castle of Herberstein a glorious witness of the adventurous land. You can dive into the world of modern art at the Gironcoli Museum.
Burg Riegersburg, castle | © Tourismusverband Riegersburg | Rudolf Ferder
Excursion Destination
Castle / Palace, Family & Kids, Nature & Adventures, Cooling tip, Culture tip for children, Steiermark-Card

Castle Riegersburg

Worth seeing: The castle and its three exhibitions in around 30 magnificent rooms.
© Hotel Schloss Seggau | Kristoferitsch
Excursion Destination
Cooling tip, Castle / Palace, Wine

Castle Seggau

Hotel Schloss Seggau has been known as an excursion destination beyond the borders of Styria fro many decades. Probably the most impressive rooms in the castle are the regency rooms. The more than 300-year-old Episcopal vineyards are one of the ...
View to the Schlossberg | © Graz Tourismus | Harry Schiffer
Excursion Destination
Castle / Palace, Nature & Adventures, Winter excursion destination, Adventure railway, Winter excursion destination for families

Graz Schlossberg [Castle Hill]

The Graz Schlossberg [castle hill] is a natural spectacle, a recreation area and a perfect starting point all at once. In no time, you make it to the top and can enjoy the beautiful view of Graz and the surrounding area.
Burg Oberkapfenberg castle, courtyard | © Picwish-Fotodesign | Robert Tüchi
Excursion Destination
Castle / Palace, Family & Kids, Cooling tip, Steiermark-Card, Culture tip for children

Oberkapfenberg Castle

Oberkapfenberg Castle is an ideal destination for your trip with its multifaceted programme and the special rooms with a unique flair.
Exterior view of Strechau Castle | © Bösch Privatstiftung | Fred Lemmerer
Excursion Destination
Cooling tip, Castle / Palace, Steiermark-Card

Strechau Castle

Strechau - multifaceted historical setting: the home of the historical archive of STEYR-DAIMLER-PUCH AG as well as the unique collection of Steyr passenger cars.
Schloss Eggenberg, exterior view | © UMJ | Jare
Excursion Destination
Museum, Castle / Palace, Cooling tip, Steiermark-Card

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Eggenberg Palace

Castle stories and historical castle grounds. Eggenberg Palace is proud of being listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites since 2010 as an extension of the old town of Graz. But that's not all: old rose varieties, a historic garden and ...