Upper Styria Vacations

Those seeking a great mix of scenic, historical, and cultural sights will love Upper Styria, in Styria, Austria.

Upper Styria is located about 110 miles (177 kilometers) southwest of the national capital Vienna and approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Graz.

Upper Styria is well-known for its historical religious buildings, so don’t miss the chance to admire the numerous sites. The Admont Abbey and the Mariazell Basilica are among the most photographed of these. There are other picturesque religious buildings around, namely the Seckau Abbey and the St. Lambrecht's Abbey.

Put on your hiking shoes and enjoy the ecological preserves for which this area is well known. Those who love nature will like taking in the flora and fauna to be found at Erzberg, Planai and Burgeralpe.

Public squares and spaces are great places to experience the more relaxed side of a city, and these much-loved squares in Upper Styria are no exception. Set aside some time to visit Hauptplatz, Hauptplatz and Hauptplatz and it’ll soon become clear these squares are so popular with Upper Styria residents.

Discover the area’s birdlife by heading to one of the lakes in the area like Grundlsee or Kammersee. Go for a hike or enjoy the gentle lapping of the water and if the day is warm, enjoy a paddle in the water.

Heukuppe is among the most loved botanical parks around the city. Locals and visitors alike enjoy this peaceful space for the relaxed atmosphere and pretty gardens.

Slip back through the mists of time at Schloss Obermurau; one of the most important heritage sites in Upper Styria. Wander around the site, get photographs and discover the local history.

The Goss Abbey, the Planai Hochwurzen Cable Car and the Magdalenakirche are just a few more of the interesting landmarks sure to delight visitors in the Upper Styria area.

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