Most famous wine-growing community in the Austrian wine-growing region West Styria
with the Katastralgemeinden Gamsgebirg, Kothvogl, Neurath and Stainz. It is the center of the growing area for the most famous Styrian wine, the Schilcher
, The Stainz Castle, enthroned above the village, was founded in 1229 as the Augustinian Monastery and in 1840 by the Austrian Archduke Johann
(1782-1859) acquired. This popular Habsburg was then mayor of Stainz and has earned special services to the Styrian wine. Today a museum is housed there and numerous wine-cultural activities take place. The historical vineyard Angel Weingarten
in the Katastralgemeinde Kothvogl was the beginning of the 20th century with the threatened variety Blue Wildbacher
planted - then for the first time with rain-resistant documents. The Stainzer "Flascherlzug" is a tourist attraction with 20,000 passengers annually. The name of the train comes from the time when the miracle doctor "Höllerhansl" (1866-1935) practiced in Rachling. He had a reputation for detecting various diseases from urine. Therefore, many people traveled with this narrow-gauge railway, had a bottle of urine in the hand luggage and went to the Höllerhansl. One of the wagons is called "Schilcher swing", here you can enjoy Schilcher with the Styrian specialty "Verhackertes" while driving.