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!

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Golfclub Murhof | © GEPA Pictures - Murhofgrupp

It’s tee time – playing golf in Graz

Good news for 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

Water fun in Graz

The best water sports places in and around Graz

Public pools, lakes & Water Sports in Graz

Graz Region is a paradise for water lovers. Lovingly swimming lakes offer perfect opportunities for swimming, surfing, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, diving, fishing and other water sports. And if you want something really special, we recommend pleasure rafting or Stand-up paddle boarding on the Mur.

Summer time 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.

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.

Die Flößerei I Graz | © Harry Schiffer

"Die Flößerei" - Rafting

Rafting dock at the "Stadtstrand" near the Puchsteg

Experience Graz from new perspectives - with rafting trips on the Mur River right through Graz. The one-hour trips take place regularly - but the entire raft can also be booked for private tours or events. The barrier-free raft accommodates up to 50 people, equipped with a bar, and catering or live music can be arranged upon request! Starting point: The raft departs at the "Stadtstrand" (Rafting dock at the "Stadtstrand" near the Puchsteg) - from here it heads north to the Augarten and back again - upstream with an electric motor, downstream the raft can be allowed to drift!

"Die Flößerei" - Rafting: Bookings

Climbing fun

in and around Graz

The climbing parks at Leechwald near Hilmteich and at the foot of the Schöckl boast varied climbing courses in a scenic environment. In case of bad weather, you can simply go climbing indoors at one of the many boulder halls for beginners and advanced climbers.

Climbing parks, high ropes courses & trampoline parks
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 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