An intact environment, safety, affordable housing and living, sound employment opportunities and a good work-life balance make Steiermark a particularly great place to live. So it's no wonder that the Green Heart of Austria sees an increase in population year after year.
Here to stay: Steiermark is not only the most popular holiday destination for Austrians, but is also known far beyond the borders as an attractive travel destination, which is why more and more people are deciding to settle in the Green Heart of Austria.
And yet Steiermark does not just impress with its beautiful landscapes, unique culture and leisure opportunities and fantastic cuisine, but also with excellent working conditions, a well-developed infrastructure, high-grade education and top healthcare facilities. Thanks to its central location in the heart of Europe, you can reach international capitals such as Vienna, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Budapest quickly and easily from Steiermark. The Adriatic Sea is just a few hours away too.
Factors like the above make Steiermark an ideal centre of life for families, students or job seekers from home and abroad – true to the motto: everything you know. Only better.
An impressive 5,838 meters of difference in altitude lie between the highest point on the Dachstein (2,995 meters) and the lowest which is the Vulkania healing spring (2,843 meters) in Rogner Bad Blumau.
Together we are strong: hardly any other province places such emphasis on associations and clubs as Steiermark. From winegrowers' associations to the volunteer fire brigade and theatre association – there is a huge choice.
More than 1.27 million people already call the Green Heart of Austria their home. This figure is expected to increase to around 1.36 million by the year 2100.
„Steiermark is a treasure trove in itself – there is always something new to discover.“
In a recent survey, around 97 percent of those questioned stated that they like living in Steiermark. The reasons for this are obvious. Here are just some of the factors that characterise life in Steiermark :
The real estate price index 2023 shows that the rental market in Steiermark is very affordable compared to other European countries. You pay an average of 7.09 euros per square metre here.
Whether by bus, train or tram – you can reach your destination quickly and reliably without a car, for example with the Climate Ticket.
The Green Heart of Austria is home to a UNESCO biosphere reserve, a national park, seven nature parks and currently 133 nature reserves including the Grüner See, Raabklamm - Austria’s longest gorge - and Lake Altaussee.
Helmut Marko – lawyer, former racing driver and hotelier – is currently on everyone's lips, especially as head of the Red Bull Formula 1 racing team. We paid him a visit in his hotel at the foot of the Schlossberg in Graz. Appropriately positioned in front of an original Red Bull racing car, we spoke to Helmut about his relationship with his home of Steiermark. For info: the interview is in german language.
How do you get from A to B in Steiermark? How are the property prices developing in each region?
And what about broadband coverage across the province? The following links provide answers to the most important questions about living in the Green Heart of Austria.
Here you will find an overview of the most important areas of public and private life in Austria and an insight into working in Austria.
How much does an apartment cost in the Hartberg-Fürstenfeld district? Where can you get the Climate Ticket? Here are some helpful links on visiting and living in Steiermark.