Styria Travel Guide-What to expect from Styria?

Styria is a state in Austria and its capital is Graz. It is called Austria’s “Green Thistle” because of its’ large forests and vineyards. Styria offers many opportunities for activities such as hiking and skiing, as well as castles, spas and traditional local celebrations.

The 10 best things to see and do in Styria

Admont Abbey
Old Town of Graz
Ποταμός Murinsel
Ski Resorts Planai, Hauser, Kreischberg
Eggenberg Palace
Toplitz Lake
Ice Palace Dachstein Eispalast
Schloßberg Park
Gruner See, park during winter, lake during summer
Modern Art Museum Kunsthaus Graz


Styria Travel Guide

Pures Leben Chalet 

Styria Travel Guide

Inside the chalet

Styria Travel Guide

Houses in Styria 

My basic Recommendations for Styria

AccommondationDuring my stay in Styria, I stayed in a chalet, called Pures Leben in the Leibnitz area.

Food –

  • Landhauskeller, an atmospheric, super stylish restaurant serving modern Styrian or national specialties.
  • Der Steirer, a bistro-pub with Styrian dishes.

TransportationThere is a huge network of public buses and trains that allows you to reach almost every city in the province, although sometimes the connections and opening hours may not be perfect. All public transport is part of a single network called “Verbundlinie”.

How to get there

By plane: Styria has its own international airport (Graz Thalerhof, GRZ) located in the southern part of Graz. Alternatively you can fly to Vienna and then take the train.

By train: Important train routes run through Styria from all neighboring provinces and countries. There is an hourly Inter-City connection to the city center with Vienna and Carinthia, as well as regular Inter / Euro-City connections between the city and Linz, Salzburg and Maribor.

From Vienna to Gratz the journey takes 2 hours and 35 minutes. Tickets start from € 9. Here you can see the itineraries.From Gratz you can continue with local trains to any other destination in Styria.

Styria Travel Tips

Days Needed: 4-5

Best Season: All year long but winter, depending on the activities you want to do, but winter for fairytale views

Country: Austria (capital city Vienna)

Currency: Euro (in most places accept credit cards)

Language: German


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