If any Austrian province can be said to be up-and-coming, it’s Styria, or Steiermark in German, on the country’s southeast border with Slovenia. Of late, the organic fruits and pumpkin seed oil coming out of southern Styria’s charming hill country are a big hit. And so are an amazing 250 miles worth of windy bike paths that take cyclists through rich wine lands. Along any of the eight different sections, Styria’s abundant produce just calls for frequent picnic breaks. To soothe any aching muscles, thermal spa resorts abound, such as the Rogner Bad Blumenau designed by the funky late architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
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