Pumpkins with seeds for the "green gold", the punpkin seed oil | © Steiermark Tourismus | www.christianjungwirth.com

Pumpkin Excursion Destinations & Specialities

In addition to Styrian oil mills, many other experiences dealing with pumpkins can be found among the countless culinary excursion destinations.


For gourmets, in addition to the well-known pumpkin seed oil there is also a variety of other culinary products, which are produced from the Styrian oil pumpkin. There seems to be no limits to creativity here. The best way is to taste the different pumpkin products and take plenty of time for culinary experiences with the pumpkin. The Styrian wellness hotels pack the healing power of the oil pumpkin into soothing treatments.

Pumpkin Soup

It is more than just Johann Lafer who appreciates Styrian pumpkin seed oil as a last finishing touch for fantastic pumpkin soup.

Snack Seeds

Dried, roasted and salted, pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack and are now also available in unusual variations with banana, chili, wasabi or cinnamon.

Pumpkin Seeds in Chocolate

Pumpkin seeds can of course also be covered in chocolate in various ways: At the Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur (chocolate factory), for example, balleros, pumpkin seed nougat, pumpkin seeds with marzipan or even drinkable chocolate are made. The seeds are also a true delicacy as pumpkin seed chocolates.

Pumpkin Seed Brittle


Pumpkin brittle can easily be made (or of course purchase) to refine desserts in Styrian style.

Pumpkin Jam


Sweet pumpkin with apples and balsamic vinegar is actually a preserve and not a "true" jam. But your palate does not care! 

Pumpkin Chutney

Fine chutney (= "spicy jam") from pumpkin pulp with ginger is ideal with cheese, pasties and fine ham.

Pumpkin Pesto


Italian cuisine is not only very popular in Styria, but it is also locally developed further, which for example is shown by the pumpkin seed pesto in various variations.

Pumpkin Seed Biscuits

There are now many great recipes with pumpkin seeds that you can make yourself or purchase to eat straight away. Pumpkin seed flour is ideal for small biscuits and special bread and can be ordered directly.

Styrian Germknödel

The original Styrain Germknödel (yeast dough dumpling) was developed by Andreas and Astrid Krainer from the Hotel Restaurant Krainer.

Pumpkin Bar

Cereal bars or energy bars with pumpkin seeds are a crisp combination that are elating more and more customers.

Other Pumpkin Products

Creativity also knows no limits with a natural regional product such as the Styrian oil pumpkin. Enjoy pumpkin seed oil chips, pumpkin seed liqueuror pumpkin mustard.

Loipersdorf Spa & Conference Hotel  | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

The Health-Promoting Effect of the Pumpkin

Recommended for the bladder and prostate, the oil of the substance-filled species of the Cucurbita pepo var. styriaca from controlled organic cultivation in Styria is particularly valuable. And treatments with the pumpkin can be found in the wellness hotels in Styria.