Styria | Not only is this a popular holiday region with Austrians. Variety of landscape and interesting regions as well as villages shape Styria. This makes it a travel destination frequently visited by domestic and foreign holidaymakers. The north entices with its rugged snow covered mountain range and spectacular Alpine backdrop. The south it is hillier and extensive forest areas provide a perfect setting to relax or go on a hike. In the south east top class types of wine grow here thanks to the humid Mediterranean climate and dry winds from the Hungarian lowlands. The landscape is therefore characterised by vineyards stretched out over steep slopes. Right in the centre of Styria is the state capital Graz. The 2003 European Capital of Culture is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and offers next to the historical town hall, main square and Eggenberg Castle a number of other very interesting sights. The perfect present to take back home from this region is the well known and tasty pumpkin seed oil. If you seek a cosy and relaxing setting for your vacation then the Styrian Spa Region might be of interest. This area is known to have lots of hot springs and provides perfect conditions for a great wellness vacation.