Atmospheric and elegant events in Styria

‘Old favourites’ and events that take place every year

The region of Semmering-Waldheimat-Veitsch features a large number of atmospheric and elegant events. Festivals, exhibitions, concerts, cabarets, traditional open-air markets as well as ‘Kirtage’ (church-based festival days) in the communities of St. Barbara im Mürztal, Krieglach, Langenwang, Mürzzuschlag and Spital am Semmering all provide a special charm for your holiday in Styria.

‘Old favourites’ and regional events that take place every year occur at regular intervals. From Rosegger Week and the Brahms Festival to the Veitsch Border Relay Race – here’s a calendar of the events you simply can’t miss. These highlights, such as the Nostalgia Festival or the Grand Prix Nostalski, are well-known and popular not only in Austria but also far beyond its borders.

Veitsch village view with flowers in the foreground.Veitsch, ©TV SWV, picture: Podbressnik

Musical ‘roas’

Enjoy regional delicacies accompanied by music and singing: Dishes such as ‘Veitscher Rahmkoch’, Bauernkrapfen (‘farmer's doughnuts’), hearty ‘Brettljausn’ (platters of cold cuts and cheeses) and roast pork.

View of the Veitsch and the blue sky above.View of the Veitsch, © TV Veitsch, picture: Herbert Podbressnik

Veitsch Border Relay Race

The Ultra Alpin Marathon – an event in a class all its own – takes place every year in St. Barbara im Mürztal (district: Veitsch).

A gingerbread heart with lettering.Hochschlosskirtag © TV SWV, picture: Manfred Polansky


The festival of the Visitation of St. Mary has been celebrated at the Hohenwang castle for centuries now

A woman in a dirndl lies in the meadow under a tree.Picnic, © TRV Hochsteiermark, picture: Tom Lamm

Museum picnic in the countryside

Learn more about the favourite dishes of the ‘Waldbauernbuben’ and enjoy the view from the Kluppenegerhof after a guided tour.

Concert hall in the Brahmsmuseum.Brahms Festival - © Stadtgemeinde Mürzzuschlag, picture: Oliver Königshofer

The International Brahms Festival

The 2021 International Brahms Festival, a musical highlight, will take place from 8–12 September in Mürzzuschlag.

Two Krampuses in the woods.The Rotsohler, © TV SWV, picture: Herbert Podbressnik

The Rotsohler is coming

In St. Barbara im Mürztal (district: Veitsch), there is a very special version of the Krampus legend: the Rotsohler.

Woman with tea in hand looks at the alpacas.Pichl Castle, © TV SWV, picture: Nici Seiser

Christmas magic

The Pichl Castle always hosts a ‘Christmas magic’ event with arts and crafts and culinary delights on the first weekend of Advent.

Hannes Nothnagel in old gear drives down the slope.Grand Prix Nostalski, © Nostalski, picture: Nici Seiser

Grand Prix Nostalski

A huge variety of attendees from within Austria and abroad come back to enjoy this historic event time and again.

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