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Animals

Cattle in the Styrian mountains

Cattle at Styrian alpine pasture

While hiking through the mountain area of Styria I came across this group of cattle. Wait a moment, are really all of them cows?

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Castles Museums

Rabenstein Castle in Frohnleiten

Rabenstein Castle in Frohnleiten

It serves me as a landmark when I take the train through the Mur Valley. When I see it, it’s not far to Graz: Rabenstein Castle. Its old stone walls make it look like an inhospitable knight’s castle. Inside it surprises with beautiful halls and a collection of Japanese artworks.

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Animals Horses

Summer pasture of the Austrian Lipizzan horses

Summer pasture of Lipizzan horses in Austria

After a visit at the stud Piber I had the chance to drive up to the summer pasture of those Lipizzan horses which perform at the Spanisch Riding School in Vienna in their later life. This pasture is located on top of a Styrian alp.

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Public Art Railway Stations

Interior by Peter Kogler at Graz Central Station

Frontview of Graz Central Station

In 2003 the capital city of Styria got the title ‘European Capital of Culture’. In the same year Graz Central Station had been renovated and artist Peter Kogler was elected to decorate the entrance hall of the railway station.

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Castles Directories

Castles in Styria

Front view of Schloss Kornberg

Styria offers a lot of castles (Burg) as there was a need for defense against Ottomans and Hungarians in earlier times. Besides big fortresses like Riegersburg and town fortifications like in Radkersburg there are also a lot of palaces (Schloss) with lovely Renaissance courts.

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Castles Directories

Castles in Bezirk Liezen

Strechau Castle in Styria, Austria

Liezen is a district (Bezirk) in the north-west of the Austrian state Styria. The landscape is generally mountainous divided by several valleys. The biggest valley is named Ennstal. Some palaces (Schloss) are used as hotels, hostels or museums now. The biggest castle (Burg) is called Strechau, which is known as the second largest castle of Styria.