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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

Styria Architectural Highlights

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
Birdseye view of the Kunsthaus Graz also called the friendly alien © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver Birdseye view of the Kunsthaus Graz also called the friendly alien © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver

Kunsthaus Graz

Nowadays many museums attract visitors not only with exhibitions, but also with their architecture. The Kunsthaus Graz is a fine example, having opened its doors in 2003 as the pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture.
The "Friendly Alien"
Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lois Lammerhuber Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lois 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
The Getreidegasse is Salzburgs Highstreet and offers traditional Austrian cafés to enjoy a nice shopping break © Österreich Werbung /  Diejun The Getreidegasse is Salzburgs Highstreet and offers traditional Austrian cafés to enjoy a nice shopping break © 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
At the Austrian markets you have the opportunity to buy directly from regional farmers © Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH / Pixelpoint Multimedia At the Austrian markets you have the opportunity to buy directly from regional farmers © Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH / Pixelpoint Multimedia

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
The viennese Kaffeehaus Café Sperl offers exquisite service since 1880 © WienTourismus / Peter  Rigaud The viennese Kaffeehaus Café Sperl offers exquisite service since 1880 © WienTourismus / Peter Rigaud

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

The artist at La Strada don't need a big opera house because their stage is the street © Viviana Cangialosi The artist at La Strada don't need a big opera house because their stage is the street © 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
the Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz © STH the Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz © 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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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 © Styriarte / Werner Kmetitsch Eröffnungsfest © Styriarte / 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
Trachtenmode © Platzhirsch / Bettina Grieshofer Trachtenmode © Platzhirsch / Bettina Grieshofer

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 / Wolfgang Weinhäupl View of Altaussee, Styria © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl

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 / Leo Himsl Golf © Österreich Werbung / Leo 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
Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister

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
A earned break at lake Hintersteiner on the third stage on the Eagle Walk © Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz A earned break at lake Hintersteiner on the third stage on the Eagle Walk © Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz

Lake and River Hiking

Austria's legendary hiking trails provide plenty of opportunity to encounter natural waters along the way, from tranquil rivers and lakes to captivating gorges, canyons and waterfalls.
The best lakeside hiking trails
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 Chalet / no  name St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalet / no name

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 / Herbert Raffalt Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels / Herbert 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 Europa Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels Europa

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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Skiing and Winter

Two skiers enjoy the sun on the piste © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Two skiers enjoy the sun on the piste © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Winter Openings in Austria

Did you know that most Austrian ski regions celebrate their winter and ski opening with famously big parties? Find out what is happening, where and when on your ski holiday in Austria.
Dates and events at a glance
Die Nacht der Sterne - Nationalpark Hohe Tauern bei Nacht © Kärnten Werbung / Klaus  Dapra Die Nacht der Sterne - Nationalpark Hohe Tauern bei Nacht © Kärnten Werbung / Klaus Dapra

Charming Winter Hideaways

At narrow valley ends, in remote mountain regions or natural reserves, you will find pristine winter hideaways with plenty to offer.
The quiet beauty of winter
Cross-country skiing in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter Cross-country skiing in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks in Austria? Here are some classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters.
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Schneeschuhwanderung am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt Schneeschuhwanderung am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt

Snowshoe Hiking

Snowshoe hiking is a special way of experiencing nature, far from the modern world. Here are the best places to try it in Austria.

Snowshoe Hiking in Austria
Winterwandern am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt Winterwandern am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt

Winter Hiking in Austria

Winter hiking in Austria is a great way to enjoy beautiful winter landscapes. Here are some of our favourite places for a winter hike.
Austria's Best Winter Hiking
Winter magic © Österreich Werbung / Robert Maybach Winter magic © Österreich Werbung / Robert Maybach

Horse-Drawn Sleighs and Dogsledding

A horse-drawn sleigh ride or a dogsledding adventure – in Austria, you can experience winter in tandem with animals.

More on Horses and Huskies
Paragliding am Diedamskopf © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Christoph Lingg Paragliding am Diedamskopf © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Christoph Lingg

Winter Paragliding

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the snow-capped peaks through the eyes of a bird? Winter paragliding can offer you just that.
Schladming-Dachstein highs

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