Graz in autumn

Colorful autumn in Austria's second largest city

Stift Rein - Baeckerseppl | © Region Graz - Tom Lamm

In autumn, Graz offers a variety of opportunities to discover: From farmers' markets, city walks, exciting bike tours and hikes to unique events like Klanglicht, steirischer Herbst or the exquisite Truffle Festival. There's something suitable for everyone here, and enjoyment at the highest level is guaranteed! Find the perfect package for your trip to Graz now!

Sport and fun in a colourful nature 

Autumn in the Graz Region

After a very hot summer, autumn is the time to enjoy the cooler temperatures while running, walking, climbing or cycling. Nature shows itself in the most beautiful colours! Hiking is now in high season and all across the wine-growing areas of Styria, you can find cosy wine taverns, some of them traditional, some of them modern. Many of them are true gems surrounded by splendid nature. Enjoy a glass of Welschriesling or Muscatel in their homely parlours or vineyards and you’ll feel like you’ve entered culinary heaven.

Truffle Festival Graz

10/21 - 11/03/2024

Graz can boast a small culinary sensation, which is the crowning glory of Graz the „Capital of Delight“: seven different types and varieties of truffles have been discovered in the city forests of Graz! The truffle is considered to be a culinary treasure and a diamond in the kitchen. According to tradition, these mushrooms, which grow underground and are extremely difficult to detect, were already very popular in ancient Egypt. Even the burgundy truffle, coveted by gourmets, has been harvested in Graz. To mark this, a truffle festival will take place again in 2024. The truffle festival‘s programme includes:

Graz truffle festival | © Graz Tourismus - Werner Krug

International truffle market

10/22 - 11/02/2024

At the international truffle market in the Paradeishof in Graz (inner courtyard of Kastner & Öhler ), international exhibitors present their products. In addition to the prominent international and already well-known truffles from Alba and Istria, there will also be a small, fine selection of Graz truffles. High quality and innovative truffle products produced by local and authentic producers will be on offer. 

International truffle market
Guided truffle hikes | © Ivents Kulturagentur - Erwin Scheriau

Guided truffle hikes in Graz Leechwald

Autumn 2024

During the truffle hikes in the Leechwald in Graz you will learn a lot about truffles and sustainable forest management. Afterwards you can savour a dish with the truffles found. Tickets are available under the following link:

Book your guided truffle hike
Graz truffle festival | © Graz Tourismus - Werner Krug

Culinary highlights at the Graz Capital of Delight partner restaurants

Autumn 2024

Selected partner companies of Graz, the Capital of Delight, offer culinary highlights during the truffle festival - of course with the "Graz truffle"!

Culinary highlights at the Graz Capital of Delight partner restaurants

Sightseeing in Graz

UNESCO world heritage and City of Design

If autumn doesn't show its golden side and fog and rain roll in - no reason to spoil your mood. It is well known that there is no such thing as bad weather for sightseeing, only bad clothing.

Museums & Galleries

As a UNESCO World Heritage City and official City of Design, Graz boasts a multitude of fascinating museums, characterised by a thrilling mixture of tradition and avant-garde. One of the city’s biggest museums is Universalmuseum Joanneum. With its 19 museums and 13 locations across Graz and the entire province of Styria, it is a popular source of entertainment and information.

All museums in Graz at a glance

Explore Graz on a city tour

Historic centre walking tour, daily at 2.30 pm

During your stay in Graz, you should definitely see for yourself why the old town of Graz was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The guided tour of the old town starts daily at 2.30 pm. at the Tourist Information Graz Region in Herrengasse 16 (also the location of Europe’s largest arsenal!) (reservation required!). But don't worry, the Graz guides not only serve up historical facts and dry numbers, but also lots of interesting and tasty information about the city, its residents, the buildings and some entertaining stories.

If you would like to go on an exciting tour of discovery through Graz with your friends, our incoming departement will organize a program specially tailored to your needs - discover it now!



Discover and experience Graz conveniently!

Explore Graz in 24, 48 or 72 hours comfortably with bus, train or tram and discover lots of attractions free of charge. The Graz Card is the perfect travel companion for a discovery tour through the city with your family: Two children under 15 can accompany you free of charge.

Graz Card


in Graz and the surrounding area