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Steiermark, or Styria, advertises itself as the ‘Green Heart of Austria’ and rightly claims to have plenty of unspoilt countryside. Our selection of places to stay here are generally more sophisticated in the west round Altaussee and Grobming, including hideaways for wine lovers in Kapfenstein and Kitzeck.
Graz, the state capital, is underrated: spend time exploring its old streets, or visit Schloss Eggenberg, housing one of Europe’s largest collections of medieval arms. On the high sunny plain near Ramsau, mountaineering can be a family holiday activity.
Steiermark offers choices for everyone, whether looking for peace and quiet, or healthy activity.