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Styria

Called the ‘Green Heart’ of Austria with large forests throughout the province and inviting vineyards. Styria has many activities and excursions for visitors such as hiking, skiing, castles and traditional local festivities.

Cultural Highlights

Thermal Spa at Rogner Bad Blumau © Österreich Werbung/ Rogner Bad Blumau Thermal Spa at Rogner Bad Blumau © Österreich Werbung/ Rogner Bad Blumau

Architectural Highlights Styria

While the architecture of a region obviously shapes its surroundings, the opposite is just as true. It is thus little wonder that Styria, which boasts such a varied landscape, is incredibly diverse in terms of its buildings too.
An architectural round trip of Styria
Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber

Castles and Palaces

Austria is filled with magnificent castles and palaces, grandiose witnesses of a bygone era. Follow the footsteps of emperors and knights and let history come alive.
A grand choice
Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Austria's Longest Shopping Streets

It's easy to browse the day away along one of these favourite shopping streets. The longest shopping mile of all is Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna, followed by Landstraße in Linz.
Shopaholic's Galore
The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller

Popular Markets

Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: Markets are a feast for all senses and a celebration of colours, scents and voices.
Austrian Market Culture
Coffee House Sign Salzburg © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer Coffee House Sign Salzburg © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

Kaffeehaus Coffee Culture

Every Austrian Kaffeehaus is different, but certain rules and regulations are honoured everywhere. Especially Vienna is known for its coffee culture and traditions.
A lot goes into a cup

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Events and Seasonal Occasions

La Strada Festival Performance © Viviana Cangialosi La Strada Festival Performance © Viviana Cangialosi

La Strada Street Theatre Festival

Pedestrians dancing furiously, city hikers on urban discovery tours, energy-laden productions beyond all physical limits, puppet shows that make us marvel, thrilling productions for kids, and unusual encounters in streetcars and on trains.
Experience La Strada
Steirischer Herbst © STH Steirischer Herbst © STH

Steirischer Herbst

Probably one of the most avantgard festivals in Austria. The "Steirischer Herbst" offers great international theatre performances, readings, screenings and parties.
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Osterneier © elisabeth_convent__wally_witsch Osterneier © elisabeth_convent__wally_witsch

Easter Markets in Styria

Step into spring with local customs such as "Palmbuschbinden" on your Easter break in Styria.
Visit Styria at Easter
Wedding in Austria © Dreamotions Wedding in Austria © Dreamotions

Weddings in Styria

From historical castles with in-house wineries, to ceremonies amidst the famous white horses of the Spanish Riding School, find your dream wedding in Styria.
Styria wedding ideas
Christmas Market Graz, Styria © Österreich Werbung / Achim Meurer Christmas Market Graz, Styria © Österreich Werbung / Achim Meurer

Christmas Markets in Graz

Enjoy the highlights of Advent in Graz, the capital city of Styria. Let yourself be enchanted by the romantic lights, the gleaming ice crib, the giant Rathaus Advent calendar and the spectacular Christmas Markets.
Visit Christmas Markets in Graz
Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch Eröffnungsfest © Werner Kmetitsch

Styriarte

Summer after summer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt invites people to styriarte in Graz. “Old masters, newly interpreted” is the motto of the festival.
Styriarte in Styria
Yodelling © Steirisches Volksliedwerk Yodelling © Steirisches Volksliedwerk

Yodelling in Styria

As loud as a scream or as melodious as a song - that’s the yodellers from Styria. Sung as a modulated “jo” syllable, the power of the voice is something which fascinates the world over and invites people to try it for themselves.
Ancient communication

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Lakes and Nature

View of Altaussee, Styria © Österreich Werbung / Weinhaeupl W. View of Altaussee, Styria © Österreich Werbung / Weinhaeupl W.

Styria

These sky blue lakes are large enough for boat trips, although the warm shores are never far away. Relax and enjoy your summer in Styria, the "Green Heart of Austria".
Bathing Lakes in Styria
Golf © Österreich Werbung / Himsl Golf © Österreich Werbung / Himsl

Golf in Styria

Styria offers golfers countless courses scattered between mountains and vineyards. With the Styria Golf Card you are invited to "tee" time on 18 diverse and exciting courses.
Golf at the Green Heart of Austria
kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister

Cycling along Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Scenic cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.
The most popular routes
Wandern Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Wandern Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Hiking along Rivers & Lakes

Austria's hiking trails provide many opportunities to enjoy natural waters along the way, from rivers and lakes to gorges and waterfalls.  
Waterside walks
Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer

Water Sports

Enjoy a refreshing dip, give diving a go, or take a sailboat out for the day. Browse our selection of the best lakes for waters activities per region.
Austria's best bathing lakes
Styrian Wine Roads © Österreich Werbung  Peter Burgstaller Styrian Wine Roads © Österreich Werbung Peter Burgstaller

Austria's Wine Country

Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned worldwide recognition.
Take a sip

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Accommodations

Terrasse © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch Terrasse © Hotel Restaurant Café Krainer, Kristoferitsch

Hotel Restaurant Krainer

The Hotel-Restaurant has become one of the top culinary addresses between Graz and the Semmering since Andreas Krainer and his wife Astrid began stirring things up here.
Hotel Restaurant Krainer in Styria
Außenansicht Hotel Daniel Graz © Hotel Daniel Graz Außenansicht Hotel Daniel Graz © Hotel Daniel Graz

Design Hotels in Styria

Enjoy designer accommodation within the centre of Austria in beautiful Styria. Choose the resort to suit your stay, be it a top-end spa hotel or a quirky hub for young travellers.
Visit Styria
Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser

Castle Hotels & Mansions

Castle Hotels & Mansions is a select group of romantic castle hotels, historic country homes, manor houses, estates, restaurants and inns across Austria.
Incomparably unique
St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalets St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalets

Chalets & Holiday Homes in Austria

Skiing and hiking chalets come in all sizes and all standards in the Austrian Alps, with some including luxury facilities such as saunas. Use our chalet finder to source your ideal lodgings.
Plan your alpine break
Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels/Raffalt Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels/Raffalt

Wanderhotels - Best Alpine

Located in beautiful Alpine landscapes, Wanderhotels know all about hiking with free guided tours, equipment and hiking taxis, plus spas and fabulous cuisine.
The best hiking hotels in the Alps
Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels

Kinderhotels Family Holidays

Tired of theme parks and caravan sites? Looking to avoid the cost of a far off resort? Want to treat your family to a holiday that combines child-friendly fun with superior amenities and comfortable accommodation, and gives you the feeling that you’ve "gone somewhere" at fantastic value for money? Kinderhotels is the irresistible choice.
Having an amazing time

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