Southern Styria was once a stomping ground of the Celts, and this legacy has gradually been unearthed by archaeologists. Some of their finds are housed in the four exhibition rooms of the Hallstattzeitliches Museum in the small town of Grossklein, 26km southeast of Deutschlandsberg.
Southern Styria is known as Steirische Toskana (Styrian Tuscany), and for good reason. Not only is this wine country, but the landscape is reminiscent of Chianti; gentle rolling hills cultivated with vineyards or patchwork farmland, and capped by clusters of trees. It’s also famous for Kürbiskernöl, the rich pumpkin-seed oil generously used in Styrian cooking.