Top things to do in Styria

Top Choice Church in Mariazell

Basilika

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…
Top Choice International in The Sausal

T.O.M R

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 Gallery in Graz

Kunsthaus Graz

Designed by British architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, this world-class contemporary-art space is known as the 'friendly alien' by locals. The building is signature Cook, a photovoltaic-skinned sexy biomorphi…
Top Choice Italian in Graz

Santa Clara

Santa Clara, an under-the-radar but long-beloved Graz favourite set in an ancient vaulted space, has loosened things up. Eschewing a regular menu structure, there's simply a nightly buffet of Italian-style antipasti…
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…
Top Choice Austrian in Graz

Landhauskeller

What started as a spit-and-sawdust pub in the 16th century has evolved into a darkly atmospheric, super-stylish restaurant serving modern takes on Styrian specialities. Expect such region-driven creations as creamy …
Top Choice Austrian in Graz

Der Steirer

This neo-Beisl (bistro pub) and wine bar has a beautiful selection of Styrian dishes, including great goulash, crispy Backhendl (fried breaded chicken) and seasonal game dishes, all done in a simple, contemporary st…
Top Choice Cafe in Graz

Promenade

Delightful Promenade is a Graz institution. Recently refurbished by the people behind the legendary Aiola, it's a pretty, modern take on the traditional coffee house. On a tree-lined avenue in the Stadtpark, it's th…
Top Choice International in Graz

Aiola Upstairs

This cracking restaurant atop Schlossberg has fabulous views from both its glass box interior and summer terrace. Even better, the cooking up here is some of the city's best, with chefs putting a novel spin on regio…
Top Choice Fusion in Graz

Caylend

Backlighting, a streamlined design and primary colours lend a contemporary feel to this vaulted, wood-floor bistro and wine bar, with ever-exciting fusion cuisine. Dishes are as ambitious as 24-hour-smoked pork bell…