Styria is a great destination for your holiday. You can enjoy eating in the gourmet region with many local dishes and enjoy panoramic views, beautiful towns and attractions.
Styria, the Green Heart of Austria, is more than half forest. The greenest region of the country offers some delicious local produce; from the pumpkins and apples to the fine wines from the vineyards of the South. It is very mountainous in the North with the ‘Salzkammergut’ and the nearly 3,000 metre high Dachstein. You will also find the newest national park in Austria: the breathtaking gorges of the Gesäuse.
Visit enchanting Graz, the second largest city in the country, with its beautiful downtown city. A walk through the historic centre is a real time travel that extends to the present, with the modern Kunsthaus and Murinsel. Magnificent palaces and squares, hidden alleys and romantic courtyards, cobblestones and red tiles. In the historical Graz you recognize the hand of the Italian master builders, who lived here for hundreds of years; a feast for your eyes!
Average summer temperature: 25 degrees
Handmade chocolates from Zotter
Graz: UNESCO Cultural Heritage and City of Design!
Spectacular view points on the Dachtstein
The landmark of Styria: the spectacular views from the five fingers of ‘Dachstein’, the most spectacular viewing platform in the Salzkammergut. Look out over the surrounding mountains, the historic Hallstatt and Lake Hallstatt. A nature trail takes you there in a few steps to the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car. A highlight for the whole family!
Styrassic Park, with over 80 life-like dinosaurs, is fun and educational for kids of all ages. There is a nice terrace to grab a coffee while the kids play on the huge inflatable slides.
Graz is a true shopping Mecca, with lots of great shops like department store Kastner & Ohler. You must try the handmade chocolates in special combinations of ‘Zotter’. Go to the farmers market a bottle of Kürbiskernöl; pumpkin seed oil, rich in vitamin E and antioxidants.
Get your lederhosen and dirndl out of the closet and make sure the 'gamsbart' is in the correct position on your head for the parade! The ‘gamskitztreffen’ for the kids, traditional parades, craft exhibition and the gourmet market are the classics on the agenda of the Gamsjagatage.