Visitors will feel right at home in the inns and restaurants where the host greets guests personally; where they still cook according to grandma's recipes, and serve Styrian treats prepared with love. South Styrian inns and restaurants know how to spoil their guests and encourage them to come back. Traditional dishes such as the popular "Backhendl" (fried breaded chicken), succulent "Schweinsbraten" (roast pork) and spicy goulash are usually on the menu. From hearty Styrian meals to creative, lighter cuisine, all tastes are catered for. Vegetarian delicacies and fish from local sources are also prepared, along with a seemingly infinite array of desserts.
Coffee house culture is very prominent in South Styria, and practised to the full. Sitting at a pavement cafe in summer, exchanging all the latest news, enjoying the gorgeous weather, and watching the hustle and bustle of life go by. Perfect with a "Verlängerter" (espresso with extra hot water) and a delectable pastry - home-made and simply mouthwatering.
Of course, night life in the winegrowing region can be pretty lively too. There are plenty of pubs, bars and open-air events where you can go to bring an eventful day to a close. Sometimes snug, sometimes buzzing, the mood is always good wherever you choose to unwind.