Varied leisure facilities in Graz

A multitude of activities in the Capital of Delight

Buzzing city life as well as relaxation and recreation at the many parks and gardens: Graz has it all! In addition to cycling, hiking, climbing and running, there are many other ways to keep fit in Graz.

After your workout, it’s time to relax at Augarten park or catch a movie at one of the city’s cinemas. Things never get boring in the Capital of Delight!

Woman is doing yoga in the Augarten | © Graz Tourismus
Golfclub Murhof | © GEPA Pictures - Murhofgrupp

It’s tee time – playing golf in Graz

Good news for avid golfers: In Graz, you don’t have to miss out on your favourite hobby just because you’re on holiday or a business trip.

Golf courses in Graz
Citypeach Graz | © Toni Muhr

Summertime is beach volleyball time

The many swimming lakes and public indoor and outdoor pools of Graz are just perfect for a bit of fun, action and relaxation. You can find numerous volleyball courts to hone your digging, scooping and spiking skills in Graz. Many public pools, such as Augartenbad, Margaretenbad or Austerbad have volleyball courts as well. In addition, Mur Beach is a popular spot for both players and spectators.

Public pools in Graz

Water fun in Graz

The best water sports places on the river Mur

In the course of the construction of the water power plants in Gössendorf and Puntigam and the resulting reservoirs, several areas for water sports have been created in Graz. So that you don't have to search long - the most beautiful five places are listed here.

Water sports in Graz
Augarten | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Relax at Augarten park

It’s easy to relax in the city centre of Graz – for instance at the Augarten park. Augartenbucht bay, an artificial beach with cosy lounge furniture right at Murpromenade, is simply perfect to kick back and relax. If it gets too hot on a summer’s days, simply head over to nearby Augartenbad.
Tip for families: There are plenty of opportunities to romp and play for your little ones at Augarten. What’s more, the popular children’s museum Frida&Fred with its interactive exhibitions is also located there.

KIZ Royal Kino | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Movie time in Graz

Graz is a “movie metropolis”. Every spring, the cream of the crop of the Austrian film industry meets in Graz for the Diagonale festival. In autumn, adventurers, outdoor filmmakers and mountaineers flock to the city for the renowned Mountainfilm Festival.
All year round, the cinemas of Graz offer current films, cultural highlights, entertainment and open-air events.

Cinemas in Graz
Merkur Eisstadion | © MCG - Krug

Ice age – ice skating in Graz

As soon as temperatures start to drop, winter fans can’t wait to get out their skates. During the Advent season, fans of ice skating love the charming atmosphere of “Grazer Winterwelt” in Jahngasse and at Hilmteich. Year-round ice skating is possible at Merkur Eisarena.

Ice skating in Graz