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Styria, or Steiermark in German, is a state in southeastern Austria. It is often referred to as the "Green Heart" of Austria due to its lush rolling hills and picturesque landscapes. The capital city Graz is home to one of Europe's most well preserved old towns, which has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Popular tourist destinations in Styria include the Schlossberg, a hill located in the heart of Graz with sweeping views over the city and its stunning architecture; Murztal Valley for its outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and skiing; and Lipizzaner horse breeding farm Piber for tours of their stables and performances by world renowned Spanish Riding School.

For those interested in history, Styria was once part of the Habsburg Empire and was ruled by Archduke Johann from 1809-1859. He initiated many important reforms during his reign that still influence Austrian society today, including laws pertaining to education reform, social welfare initiatives and cultural development projects.