Top things to do in Southern Styria

Top Choice International in The Sausal


Celebrity chef Tom Reiderer's Leutschach restaurant was long South Styria's dining hotspot. He and wife Katrina have opened their new venture in a former rectory – a light, elegant fine dining room with a few upstai…
Top Choice Winery in Leutschach

Weingut Muster

Despite having something of a cultish international following for their biodynamic, natural wines, Maria and Sepp Muster have one of the friendliest tasting rooms in the region. Come and talk terroir with Sepp in th…
Wine in Ehrenhausen

Genuss Regal Vinofaktur

While the Weinstrasse can seem impossibly rustic in places, this gourmet superstore is symbolic of Styria's rising status as a food and wine mecca. With its collection of precariously stacked shipping containers, it…
Winery in The Sausal

Felber Jörgl

Half of the fun in the Sausal is driving the scenic roads and trying whichever places take your fancy. This beautifully sited cellar door is a good place to start with a range of mostly white wines and excellent mea…
Austrian in The Sausal

Gasthaus zum Schmeh

This welcoming, relaxed place has beautiful views from the terrace and windows. The cooking is less rustic than the surrounds, however, prepared with well-sourced local ingredients and with a lightness of touch, eve…
Museum in Deutschlandsberg

Burg Museum

There's four thematic exhibits at this castle museum, covering ancient history, the Celts, historical weapons and antique jewellery. The extensive collection, whose highlights include a delicate gold necklace from t…
Castle in Riegersburg

Schloss Riegersburg

This 13th-century castle once kept the Hungarians and Turks at bay. It now plays host to a trio of museums, an adventure climbing centre and a falconry centre. Views are spectacular.
Mausoleum in Ehrenhausen


Follow the path on the right of Ehrenhause's Rathaus up to the mausoleum of Ruprecht von Eggenberg (1546–1611), hero of the Battle of Sisak against the Turks.
Church in Ehrenhausen


Ehrenhausen's baroque town church.
Austrian in Southern Styria


This Buschenschank has wine, Flammkuchen (tarte flambée) and mostly light Styrian dishes to go with the vintages.