Sightseeing in South Styria
Visitors are introduced to a vibrant, diverse region that can be just as proud of its cultural heritage spanning one thousand years as it can of its scenic appeal. Of particular note are the Wine Roads of South Styria, characterised not only by their awe-inspiring vine-clad landscapes, but by the traditional wine taverns that appear one after the other. The South Styrian Wine Road is of course the best-known, but the Wine Road in Sausal, unsurprisingly known as the Sausal Wine Road, could easily rival it in charm.
There are also many castles and churches to admire, as well as museums where you can learn more about the Romans and the Celts. Countless manufactories open their doors so that you can watch the producers at work and find out how Styrian delicacies such as pumpkin seed oil and lavender syrup are made. As the year revolves, don't miss the chance to join in some traditional festivals and celebrations that will help you get to know the people of South Styria in a merry, convivial and traditional atmosphere.
Also of interest are the architectural structures found at many wine-growing estates, which have become part and parcel of the traditional landscapes, and indeed of nature itself. As you will see, South Styrian wine-growing estates not only produce outstanding wines - they also place great value on their outward appearance.
In addition to all these sights and destinations, its proximity to Graz and Marburg makes South Styria a wonderful base for excursions into Graz, capital of culture, the Thermen- und Vulkanland (Thermal Spring and Volcano Country) or East Styria, where fantastic attractions such as the Schlossberg with its beautiful clock tower (the emblem of Graz), Eggenberg Castle, the Riegersburg Castle and Herberstein Zoo await.