Top 10 things to do in Styria

Styria

Try the amazing white wine and explore the Graz, the capital of this central Austrian province

Styria is a region in Austria.

Styria is famous for its white wine. If you get a chance be sure to stop at a wine yard ("Buschenschank") near the border to Slovenia. There you'll also get great food - order a "Brettljause", but not if you're vegetarian, or fond of small portions, because what you'll receive is a circular wooden tray stacked high with an enormous range of cold meats, and perhaps garnished with horseradish shavings (Kren).

Overall rating: 4.2
Region in Austria
Typical length of visit: 1 day

Top 10 things to do in Styria

Graz

Graz
Visit Graz,the renaissance capital of Austria with one of the most amazing museums worldwide

Schloss Eggenberg

Schloss Eggenberg
Built by an eccentric noble family to honor the arts and science

Murinsel

Murinsel
The Murinsel in Graz, Austria, is actually not an island at all, but an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. This landmark of Graz was designed ...

Kunsthaus Graz

Kunsthaus Graz
A museum housed in an unique building

Mariatrost Basilica

Mariatrost Basilica
The Baroque Mariatrost Basilica on top of the Purberg hill in Mariatrost, a district of Graz, is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Styria in Austria.The pilgrimage church ...

Herz-Jesu-Kirche

Herz-Jesu-Kirche
The Herz-Jesu-Kirche is the largest church in Graz, Austria. It was designed down to the last detail by architect Georg Hauberrisser and constructed from 1881 to 1887.The church was designed ...

Straßgang

Straßgang
Straßgang is the 16th city district of Graz, in the Austrian province of Styria. It is located in the south-west of Graz at the bottom of the hills Buchkogel and ...

Rogner Bad Blumau

Rogner Bad Blumau
Much more than just a spa

Zotter Chocolate Factory

Zotter Chocolate Factory
Handmade chocolate in the foothill of Riegersburg castle in Styria

A Paradise for Foodies

A Paradise for Foodies
Taste and experience the region’s truly spectacular culinary achievements in a stunning architectural masterpiece

Admont Monastery

Admont Monastery
A jewel of the Baroque era meets contempory art - explore 70,000 pieces of art in its magnificent library

Castle Herberstein

Castle Herberstein
An impressive castle nestled in rural Styria with a 700 year old history.

Culinary Hike in Styria

Culinary Hike in Styria
Often compared to Italy’s Tuscany

Haberl Inn & Fink’s Genuine Delikatessen

Haberl Inn & Fink’s Genuine Delikatessen
Delicate food is something you can rely on where exquisite homemade products are made for the tasting and to take away

Hand block printing from Aussee

Hand block printing from Aussee
It is the embodiment of a harmonious landscape and is reflected in the colors of Aussee’s traditional costume

Herberstein Castle

Herberstein Castle
Perched on top of a steep cliff, yet hidden from plain view, the castle looks like something straight out of a fairytale

Home of the Lipizzan Horses

Home of the Lipizzan Horses
Once you round the Baroque palace, your view opens up to herds of elegant, gleaming white Lipizzaners

Hotel Riegersburg

Hotel Riegersburg
The Genusshotel Riegersburg is camouflaged in a vineyard on the Styrian Castle Route, 40 miles east of Graz.

Jagawirt

Jagawirt
Perched way up in the wooded sectors and wine regions of west Styrian Reinischkogel

Luxury Spa Escape in the Vineyards

Luxury Spa Escape in the Vineyards
Enjoy a luxurious weekend of relaxation and enjoyment at the small boutique hotel Wein-Genuss in Pössnitzberg.

Open-Air Museum Stübing

Open-Air Museum Stübing
You will almost believe that time travel is possible

Saziani Stub’n

Saziani Stub’n
The culinary pinnacle of an all-encompassing work of the art of fine living

Steira Wirt

Steira Wirt
A tried-and-tested country inn with one of the best mealtime offers in Styria

Styria: Architectural Highlights

Styria: Architectural Highlights
Has great number of amazing architecture - traditional wine tasting rooms, contemporary museums and renaissance palaces

T.O.M. am Kochen

T.O.M. am Kochen
Operates one of the most exciting and least conventional kitchens in Styria

Walking through vineyards

Walking through vineyards
A stroll through a vineyard boosts your heart rate and fills your lungs with clean air as you approach

Wine from Austria's South

Wine from Austria's South
Take a trip to the southern Austrian state of Styria and discover countless wine oases

Winterproof: Schladming Loden

Winterproof: Schladming Loden
The cloth that has kept Austrians in the Alps warm for centuries

Say Hello to Graz's Friendly Alien

Say Hello to Graz's Friendly Alien
Hosts contemporary art exhibitions and happens to afford one of the best views of the old city

A shopping temple for Graz

A shopping temple for Graz
At Kastner & Oehler shopping to your heart’s content is something that is easy to do in Graz.

Christmas Season in Graz

Christmas Season in Graz
Graz literally lights up at night during Advent with all the main streets and squares are festively decorated

Discover Styrian Food Secrets

Discover Styrian Food Secrets
Enjoy simple yet classical food at the Steirer restaurant in Styria's capital: Graz.

Floating Island of Graz

Floating Island of Graz
An artificial floating island made of steel and glass reconnecting the city and its river

Graz – Capital of Culinary Delights

Graz – Capital of Culinary Delights
When you hear gourmands rave about "Austria's delicatessen," they're most likely talking about Graz.

Graz: Arms, Arts & Armor

Graz: Arms, Arts & Armor
Walking through endless rows of heavy halberds and iron armor plates in the world’s largest original armory

Graz: Striking Architecture & Mediterranean Flair

Graz: Striking Architecture & Mediterranean Flair
Renaissance jewel two hours south of Vienna

Graz’s Wine Region

Graz’s Wine Region
An area rich in tradition which welcome any excuse for a culinary excursion into the wine region

La Strada

La Strada
Graz becomes one huge stage for a festival of street and puppet theater (August)

Old town of Graz

Old town of Graz
A living museum with a modern twist

Springfestival

Springfestival
Austria’s largest festival for new electronic music (June)

Steirischer Herbst

Steirischer Herbst
A sign emblazoned with the name “Styria” greets travelers in twenty-five languages

Styrian tapas with local wines

Styrian tapas with local wines
The simple perfection of classic Austrian cuisine, gracious hospitality, and local expertise

Styriarte: Festival of Classical Music

Styriarte: Festival of Classical Music
Where music from the Middle Ages to Romanticism comes alive