Milestones of Styria

The green heart of Austria as a travel destination since 1157 :-)

2017 Special Olympics Graz, Schladming and Ramsau am Dachstein.

2016 Ski flying World Championship at the Kulm in Bad Mitterndorf / Tauplitz

2015 Double World Championship at Kreischberg / Murau: Snowboard and freestyle skiing

2013 Alpine World Ski Championships Schladming / Styria

2011 Graz has been a City of Design since March 2011.

2011 Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

opened in Thal near Graz

In honour of the most famous Styrian.

2011 Red Bull Ring in Spielberg,

An investment of Styrian Dietrich Mateschitz is opened.

2003 Graz is the sole European capital of culture - the art museum, the friendly alien and the Murinsel are evidence of this.

2003 Snowboarding World Championships on the Kreischberg/Murau

1999 1st Nordic World Championships held in Ramsau am Dachstein.

1993 From20-27 March 1993, the Special Olympics International took place in Schladming and Salzburg. It was the 5th World Winter Games of the Special Olympics, attended by 1,600 athletes from 50 nations across all continents.

1982 Schladming is an Alpine World Ski Championships location for the first time.

1978 Thermal springs are found in Loipersdorf and Bad Radkersburg, and modern thermal tourism begins in Styria. Bad Gleichenberg had already been popular with the nobility since 1834.

1975 First ski flying world championships on the Kulm in Bad Mitterndorf/Tauplitz

1972 The green heart is created as a symbol for Styria.

1960 The first Daffodil Festival in Ausseerland makes its debut.

1955 The mother of all wine roads, the South Styria Wine Road, opens in 1955. Today there are eight wine roads in Styrian wine country.

1909 The "Steiner-Buam" directly climbs the southern wall of the Dachstein for the first time. To this day it is still one of the most beautiful climbing tours in the Alps.

1893 The first international skiing competition debuts in Central Europe in Mürzzuschlag/on the


1854 The Semmering railway by Carl Ritter von Ghega, as the first standard gauge mountain railway in the world and a milestone in the history of the railway, connects the Vienna with the Mediterranean - through Styria - since 1854.

1811 The first Museum of in Austria, the Joanneum in Graz, is founded by Archduke John.

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Special Olympics wintergames 2017 at Graz, Schladming and Ramsau: From 14th March untill 25th March 2017 | © Special Olympics
© Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm
Erich Spiess
Museum of Arnold Schwarzenegger (Thal bei Graz) | © Steiermark Tourismus |
© Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm
Das Grüne Herz beim Narzissenfest.  | © Narzissenfest | Nils Kahle
South Styrian Wine route, close to Ratsch | © Steiermark Tourismus | Rainer Mirau
Dachstein - Südwand | © Steiermark Tourismus |
Graz, main square with fountain of Erzherzof Johann and town hlal | © Steiermark Tourismus | Thorsten Brönner
© Steiermark Tourismus | Ernst Reichenfelser
© Steiermark Tourismus | Hödl
Riegersburg | © Steiermark Tourismus | Popp-Hackner