Lafers Favourites

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Love of nature and culinary traditions: Food ambassador Johann Lafer tells us about his favourite places in his beloved Styria.


Castle hill and
old town Graz

"When I am in Graz I always take the opportunity to take the cable car up to the Schlossberg to have a close look at the town's landmark, the clock tower, and to enjoy the view of the town. But I also love simply going for a stroll in the old town of Graz: There you can discover secluded inner courtyards and narrow alleys and be awed by the powerful "crown" of the city, made up of castle, the cathedral and the mausoleum of Graz, or enjoy the beautiful arcade courtyard of the country house.",


Gourmet food
off the shelf

"Whenever I visit Styria with business partners or friends from Germany, I take them to the "Genussregal" in Vogau, Styria. The "Genussregal" is a national exhibition for wine and culinary specialities. In the relaxed atmosphere of the museum you can learn how honey, wine, vinegar and other products are produced. One of the things I like most is that you can also meet the people behind these high-quality local products.“



"When I visit my home, Styria, I always try to squeeze in a visit to Deutschlandsberg. I love to have dinner on the fortress Burg Deutschlandsberg with Karl Christian Kollmann, who, for many years, was my head chef at the Stromburg restaurant. The view is beyond comparison and the food and wines are just superb!“

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