Museums
Auersbach Observatory
The observatory in Auersbach was built in 2001 and consists of 2 domes (5 m and 3 m) with 2 Meade telescopes (16 and 12 inch). In the media room, visitors are shown short films on DVD on a variety of astronomical topics. In addition, this lookout point, perched at 380 meters above sea level, is also the site of a sundial as well as a stone circle inspired by Stonehenge. - www.vulkanlandsternwarte.at

Riegersburg

This 850-year-old castle is one of the world’s most beautiful. The magnificent rooms and exhibitions offer insights into the people and events associated with the history of Riegersburg. Whether with the new funicular or on foot – this castle is definitely worth "conquering”. As part of the exhibition "Legendary Riegersburg – Legendary Women”, visitors are introduced to life in the castle and its environs during the 17th cent. - www.veste-riegersburg.at

Gsellmann World Machine

Born in southern Styria in 1910, Franz Gsellmann spent 23 years creating his life’s work, which he finally completed shortly before his death in 1981. The World Machine is a complex interplay of different components, which Franz Gsellmann managed to gather at a variety of flea markets and scrapyards. - www.weltmaschine.at

Schloss Kornberg
Visit Schloss Kornberg and open yourself to "aristocratic” enchantment from the moment you step into the Renaissance courtyard. Highlights of the exhibition come from the family possessions of the Counts of Bardeau. The vibrantly conceived tours in the exhibition center (Christmas exhibition, arts & crafts, Easter exhibition, etc.), as well as the opportunity to enjoy an array of regional culinary masterpieces in dining rooms fit for the lord & lady of a castle, allow you to experience a taste of what medieval life was all about. www.schlosskornberg.at

Styrassic Park
If you walk through the forest at the foot of the Gleichenbergerkogel, you will encounter over 60 different dinosaurs, built true to the original size. As the earth is shaken by a fiery volcano, visitors are able to imagine some of the primeval events that shaped this region eons ago. Aside from films, a painting room and dinosaur pavilion, everyone, young and old, can add to their knowledge about primordial times through guided tours and other attractions. - www.styrassicpark.at

Schloss Tabor
Schloss Tabor is the oldest building in the district of Jennersdorf, built in the 15th cent. Today, Schloss Tabor is home to a wine tavern as well as a castle gallery with schnappsothèque, where guests can sample and purchase products and delicious tidbits from the fruit country of Neuhauser Hügelland. The inner courtyard of the castle is used for different events such as weddings and private celebrations, club events etc.  Already very much a tradition and famous far and wide are the opera performances in August, part of J:opera Jennersdorf: Festival Summer. - www.schloss-tabor.at

Mureck Ship Mill
The Mureck Ship Mill is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful areas of riparian countryside in all of Austria. It was built in traditional style, making it one of the last remaining mills of its kind in Central Europe. During the tours, you can see the entire milling process, from when the grain is fed in until it reaches the sifters, how the power is provided by the water wheel and transferred through the gears. - www.schiffsmuehle.at

Bee Garden
Especially when the plants begin to bloom, the world’s biggest Bee Garden, located in Edelsbach near Feldbach, is a true treat for the eyes of every nature lover. On an area of around 2,000 m², we find the "Four Seasons" bee garden, where thousands of different plants attractive to bees present to us all of Europe’s bee habitats as well as the importance of the plants for bees and honey. At the honey farm, you can follow the process from spinning until the finished jar of honey, and of course, purchase some of the valuable honey and honeycomb products for yourself. - www.bienengarten.at

Museum in the Tabor
The Tabor, the medieval defensive fortification built around the church in Feldbach, is one of the best preserved in Eastern Styria, home to 12 exhibitions in 41 rooms, documenting life in this region from the Stone Age until the most recent past. Focal points include: the Hallstatt grave site, the farming community, ancient crafts, 1st Styrian Fishery Museum, a mineral collection, 1st Austrian Tailoring Museum, Museum of Firefighting, documentation about the 1st and 2nd World Wars, an old schoolroom, plus much more -  www.feldbach-stadt.at

Klöch Wine Museum
On display above the vinothèque in Klöch, in a former tithe cellar dating back to 1804, are old wine-growing, cellaring and barrel-making tools. Growing in the adjacent vineyard, which is open to the public, are a variety of grapes and vine cultures. The wooden beam press housed in an outbuilding dates back to 1812 and is the main attraction of the Press Fest, which is held annually in September. - www.kloech-online.at/weinmuseum.htm

Barbara Pranger Ceramics Studio
The freelance artist works by private and public commission, as well as on her own exhibitions. Her studio is home to a year-round exhibition of vessels, small sculptures, reliefs and larger sculptures for the garden and fountain – the exhibition can be viewed by appointment. 

Roman Museum in Ratschendorf
The focal point of the museum grounds is a grave mound reconstructed to its original size and containing five burial vaults. The finds on exhibit come from a nearby Roman grave site known as the "Hügelstaudach"; the exhibited glass vessels are unique here in Styria. Two architectural prizes recognize the project’s success in meeting its aims of preserving an important historical monument, creating an architectural centerpiece, as well as attaining archaeological, educational, artistic and social goals. - www.museumsverband.at/roemermuseum