Parks and gardens in Graz

Green spaces in and around the city

Whether you’re on a shopping spree or visiting a museum – in Graz you’re only ever a few steps away from the next quiet park or colourful garden. The city’s vibrant mixture between trendy shopping districts, artistic buildings and charming lanes is complemented by an abundance of green spaces. Water also plays an important role, with relaxing spots at a river or stream, fountain or pond always nearby.

This unique interplay makes for eventful days and plenty of possibilities to relax and enjoy the many things the Capital of Delight has to offer.

Walking & hiking in Graz
Burggarten Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer
Botanical Garden Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Sports, fun and relaxation in Graz’s nature

Parks and gardens for every taste

Nature meets variety: There are many ways to enjoy the parks and gardens of Graz. Whether you’re on your own or with friends, whether it’s to do sports, to relax or to take a stroll.
If you feel like a bit of exercise, many kilometres of trails are waiting for avid runners in the parks of Graz. You’ll almost feel like a local yourself when running through Stadtpark together with the many other runners from Graz.
During a relaxed walk through the Botanical Garden, you can marvel at the plants’ vibrant colours and the exotic architecture of the greenhouses. Inside the buildings, you get the chance to explore different climate zones and a variety of plants.

Walking, hiking & running in Graz

Hilmteich park

Whether it’s on the forest trails, at the adventure park or on the water – Hilmteich park is a great place to spend an exciting day. Especially families with kids like to go boating or climbing there or stop by at Café Purberg.

Schlossberg in autumn | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer


A garden on a hill?

Graz has that, too! Up on Schlossberg hill, Herbersteingarten is a lovely place to enjoy the afternoon sun. The urban oasis used to be a vineyard, which explains the southern atmosphere of the garden. In 1930, it was first opened to the public.
Our tip: Fill your hamper with delicious treats from the city’s farmer’s market and enjoy an al fresco picnic!


Natural highlights around Graz

A getaway between glaciers and vineyards

Guests have been flocking to Styria for a summer retreat for a long time, lured by the mighty mountains in the north and the charming vineyards and Mediterranean atmosphere of the south.