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I've read many old horror stories about vampires, and they all seem to take place in Styria. I'm surprised this has not been mentioned in the wiki article, but I don't feel qualified to chime in on it "officially." Sheridan Le Fanu's "Camilla" is the only one I can think of offhand, but I have an old anthology with Dracula in the title, and there are three or four stories in it that take place in Styria. I'll try to find more info if someone is willing to write it up. I'll check back.Dvallere (talk) 01:25, 5 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is interesting. I think many people don't know this here, but this article (google translation) might explain were it comes from. - Flexman (talk) 02:23, 21 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, I actually came to check if this said anything about the vampires. Because of Carmilla alone, Styria is definitely known as a haunting ground of fictional vampires. Since Carmilla came before Dracula, it could even be seen as the original one rather than the better known Transylvania. I think it should definitely be mentioned, although of course it's not that important so a couple of sentences would be enough. It would be interesting if there are any real vampire myths in the area or if they were just made up. I don't think LeFanu traveled much anywhere outside Ireland. (talk) 16:45, 22 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm definitely not of the opinion that Michelle Luttenberger and Chrissi Klug are notable persons who could be compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Stronach or Didi Mateschitz. --Christoph.kueberl (talk) 15:56, 23 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Predominately German? Are Hungarian, Slovenian and Croatian widely spoken here?--Zerothis (talk) 17:12, 10 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

not really —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:07, 17 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
About 96% of the Styria population are German-speaking, almost entirely of Austrian-German origin. But to look back thousands of years in history of the province, there's a huge possibility of some level of Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian and Italian ethnic presence in any part of Styria. The province was mostly under Austrian rule, only the southern extremities might have some inhabitants with relatives in nearby countries or Slavic, Hungarian and/or Italian ancestors. Styria is one of eight provinces of Austria proper, while portions of Carinthia and Burgenland was occupied by other countries in its' past. + (talk) 07:15, 7 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Predominately German is ok. But still - from [1]:
Members of the Slovene national minority also live in Styria (see Austrian comments in connection with Part II of the Charter). (page 16)
Article 7 of the State Treaty for the Restoration of an Independent and Democratic Austria (State Treaty of Vienna) (page 26)
The Slovene population in Styria (pages 245-250) (excerpts: Change of Trend: The “Article VII Cultural Association for Styria” (Artikel VII Kulturverein für Steiermark / Društvo člen 7 za avstrijsko) is the organization representing the minority of Slovenes in Styria who are natives of the federal province of Styria (2001 census: about 2,200 persons). After many decades of political work, it is now represented in the advisory council for the national minority in the Federal Chancellery. The change of trend – after many decades of non-recognition – came in 1988 when the “Article VII Cultural Association for Styria” (Artikel VII Kulturverein für Steiermark / Društvo člen 7 za avstrijsko) was founded. The association pointed out that there was this “forgotten minority”, it fought for its rights, as entrenched in the State Treaty and it had to fight against strong resentments in the beginning, as the dominating political forces denied its existence and spoke of an “error” in the State Treaty. ...) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:18, 27 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Styria - For Guiness, official initiative![edit]

Styria For Guiness, official initiative, by Croatian journalist and writer Giancarlo Kravar

WIKIPEDIA, PAGE JULIUS MEINL, SECTION TALK: Croatians set a new Guinness record in the preparation of cappuccino

Croatian writer Giancarlo Kravar: In the Croatian capital Zagreb 1200 barist`s set a new official Guinness record in cooking the world's largest cappuccino. At 20 cafe cooked apparatus is 2012 liters of cappuccino brand Julius Meinl. "They have made 400 liters per hour," said Guinness World Records judge Seyda Subasi Gemici from Jakarta, Indonesia. (talk) 17:42, 1 September 2012 (UTC) WIKIPEDIA, PAGE INDIA, SECTION TALK

First plastic surgery - in India 600 years before Christ

Croatian writer Giancarlo Kravar: Many Hollywood stars and world famous singers today are going for plastic surgery to make them look nicer and more sexy. Less well known is that the plastic surgery performed in India - 600 years before Christ. According to Croatian daily 24 hours, and there are about written texts in Sanskrit which describes in detail the procedures, and most were also performed on the nose. (talk) 18:52, 1 September 2012 (UTC)


Croatian writer Giancarlo Kravar: In all countries of the European Union of today, 1 September 2012. was not allowed to produce or sell incandescent bulbs. According to the Croatian daily Vecernji list, recommended LEDs, which consume significantly less power. Historic day: evolution or revolution in every home? (talk) 23:50, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

WIKIPEDIA, PAGE LOUIS BRAILEI, SECTION TALK: Gold coins in honor of Louis Brailei

Croatian writer Giancarlo Kravar: Croatian National Bank issued in 2009. the commemorative gold coin of 10 kuna (HRK Croatia's national currency) and in honor of the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Brailei, creator of the script for the blind. According to Croatian daily 24-hour, on-site coin display the human finger pads and the name "Louis Braila" written script for the blind. Although this money only occasional importance, it is the only one in the world where money and blind people can feel. (talk) 00:46, 2 September 2012 (UTC)


Croatian writer Giancarlo Kravar: Although Croatia is in a deep economic crisis, is not a member of the European Union, is much poorer than its members, as many as 92 percent of Croats living in their own apartments. For comparison, in the most developed European country, Germany, only 46 percent of the population has a home of our own. Source: Goran Milic, the only journalist in the world who interviewed two American presidents and led central tv news in three different states (Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia), now Director of News Al Jazeera Balkans, Sarajevo, was published in the best Croatian daily Vecernji list, Zagreb. Croatian Home Sweet Home! (talk) 02:16, 2 September 2012 (UTC) WIKIPEDIA, PAGE BOTTEGA VENETA, SECTION TALK:

World luxury brand hidden signature

Croatian writer Giancarlo Kravar: The only world-known brand that is known for quality, and not by the logo is the Italian Bottega Veneta, based 1966th year. They create clothes for men and women, things for the home, pets, children, as well as jewelry and sunglasses. Bottega Veneta slogan "your initials are enough," perfectly epitomized the German designer Tomas Maier. Luxurious materials, unique creation, and everything is not expensive. According to the women's magazine Croatian daily newspaper Vecernji V Magazine, Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier explained: "We want to be recognized for developing, not in splendor." Bottega Veneta adore fashion young women like the Olsen sisters, Kanlashianki, actress Leighton Meester, and Emma Watson, but also the "old guard" Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker. Bottega Veneta - the world's luxury brand is a hidden signature. (talk) 10:00, 2 September 2012 (UTC) (talk) 10:50, 2 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The last sentence of the first paragraph in the section "Economy" is as follows:

"This has had negative consequences for the industrial regions of upper Styria which have suffered a steady decline in population in recent years." [italics mine]

This information seems to contradict information about recent population growth in the remaining paragraphs of the "Economy" section. Perhaps someone could clarify what is meant, or otherwise edit this to remove the seeming contradiction.CorinneSD (talk) 16:59, 3 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cleanup in the History aisle[edit]

I found

Archduke John of Inner Austria

which is horribly confusing -- basically bcz it conceals what it is that is unavailable: not information on Inner Austria, but that on Inner Austria as an Archduchy

If my contrib

John, Archduke of Inner Austria

is for any reason not acceptable to some editor (say, looking cryptic to anyone unwilling follow the links & see for themeself), then

John, Archduke of Inner Austria

might please that editor (at the cost of ill-serving some users who came to Styria more interested in the turf than in its antique history). --Jerzy 14:12 &:21, 11 September 2016‎

Well, all this is not only horribly confusing, but, as far as I know, actually somewhat wrong.
"Archduke John of Inner Austria", "Archduke of Inner Austria": There never were "Archdukes of Inner Austria". "Inner Austria" was not one land, it consisted of several duchies and counties. There was, however, the Archduchy of Austria (now approximately Vienna + Lower Austria + Upper Austria), and the Habsburg rulers of Inner Austria (and later all Habsburg princes) bore the title of an "Archduke of Austria. So Archduke John, as a Habsburg prince, was an Archduke of Austria, his brother, Emporor Francis, was Duke of Styria etc, etc, as the head of these lands and, of course, Archduke of Austria as the head of this part of his realm. John played an important role in Styrian history but he did not have any official functions. -- (talk) 09:03, 5 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It is said, " ... and became a Grand Duchy of its own, in 1192 it became a part of Austria."

a) Styria never was a Grand Duchy, it became a Duchy in 1180 and remained one till 1918. b) Styria did not become a part of Austria in 1192, however, Duke Leopold V. of Austria and most of his successors) ruled both countries.

It is said, "... John, Archduke of Inner Austria ...". John bore the title of an Archduke of Austria. He played an important role in Styrian history. (See also above.) -- (talk) 05:59, 1 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Franks, Avars and Slavs[edit]

In "History" it is said "...the Franks and the Avars. In 595 the latter were defeated by the Slavs, who thenceforth ruled it." The Franks were not among the peoples who came to Styria. The Avars never really occupied this country, nor were they defeated by the Slavs in 595. However, at that time tribes of Slavs, who were under Avar domination, settled in what now is Styria and Carinthia. (595 was the year in which Avars had to retreat from Singidunum (Belgrade) when a Byzantine force approached.) -- (talk) 13:12, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arsenic Eaters[edit]

Styria was famous for that in Victorian times. Worth a properly sourced section? (talk) 09:02, 13 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Communist Party[edit]

How can Styria be a "stronghold" of the Communist Party when it has not had elected representatives since 1970?Royalcourtier (talk) 04:43, 14 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


   I preserved, but hid, broken markup, noting

"comment out ugly and manifestly broken attempt to templatize pop'n data"
--Jerzyt 08:51, 24 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]