Styria is Austrias 2nd biggest federal state and borders Slovenia in the south. The capital is Graz.
Styria is called the “green heart” of Austria. More than 50% of the surface is covered by forest. This mainly untouched nature makes Styria to a very popular recreation area. From alpine holidays to a relaxing stay in a spa in the famous thermal area, or a stay in the breathtaking fruit and vine region, Styria offers it’s visitors a broad range of activities.
In Styria various areas with wonderful contrasts
In the north there is the rough alpine climate. The eastern foothills of the alps cover the Dachstein – the highest mountain in Styria –the “Ennstal”, the “Gesäuse” and the “Hochschwab” until the Rax in the east. Most part of this area is also very famous for their international popular skiing resorts. Beyond that upper Styria has an impressive history – especially in mining – and offers a lot of sights.