Northern Styria attractions

Top Choice Church in Mariazell


Originally Romanesque, Mariazell's basilica underwent a Gothic conversion in the 14th century, followed by a massive baroque facelift in the 17th century. The result is a strange clash of styles, with the original G…
Abbey in Admont

Benedictine Abbey

Admont’s Benedictine Abbey is arguably Austria’s most elegant and exciting baroque abbey. It brings together museums, religion, and modern art and architecture into an award-winning cultural ensemble.
Square in Leoben


Dating from the 13th century, this long, rectangular square has an attractive Pestsäule (Plague Column; 1717). Many of the elegant facades lining the square were created in the 17th century, including the baroque Ha…
Museum in Eisenerz


Eisenerz' main attraction is its Erzberg ironworks, which can be seen up close on underground Schaubergwerk tours of the mine, abandoned in 1986, or alternatively on overground tours in a 'Hauly' truck along roads c…
Square in Bruck an der Mur


The town square, with a food and flower market on Wednesday and Saturday, is graced by the Rathaus, with an attractive arcaded courtyard; Kornmesserhaus (1499) brings together Gothic and some Renaissance features an…
Museum in Leoben


This museum complex stages some of Austria’s best temporary exhibitions found outside the capital. Its permanent Schienen der Vergangenheit (Tracks of the Past) in the MuseumsCenter Leoben tells the history of Leobe…
Museum in Leoben

MuseumsCenter Leoben

This is the cultural heart of Leoben. The complex has an interesting Schienen der Vergangenheit (Tracks of the Past) section telling the history of Leoben and its industries, starting with the present and working ba…
Ruins in Bruck an der Mur

Schloss Landskron

Several paths wind up to this castle, where local nobility held court until fire ravaged it along with the rest of the town in 1792. The population helped itself to the stone to rebuild their houses, and today all t…
Cemetery in Johnsbach


A pretty and extremely touching place, this mountain cemetery is beautiful in itself, but also contains the graves of some of Austria's greatest mountaineers from 1810 onwards.
Church in Leoben

Pfarrkirche St Xaver

The simple exterior of this early baroque edifice, built in 1665 as a Jesuit church, belies a complex interior of white walls and black-and-gold baroque altars.