Summer in Graz

Get out and dive into the fun!

Schlossberg Clock Tower | © Graz Tourismus - Tom Lamm

Which city besides Graz can boast of having a green, walkable mountain right in the middle of the old town? The Schlossberg.

Once you reach the top, there is much to discover and enjoy the magnificent views: the red roofs, the hills, and mountains of the surrounding area. Newly in love couples often pay less attention to the surroundings as the place is still considered the number one romantic meeting point. However, it's definitely worth taking a look around: the Clock Tower of Graz is a curiosity in itself. The hour and minute hands are actually swapped, which has confused many visitors trying to compare the time on their watches.

From the Schlossberg, you naturally have the best overview of the city! If the nearly 300 steps from Schlossbergplatz to the Clock Tower or the footpath through Sporgasse and Karmeliterplatz seem a bit too sporty, you can choose between the Schlossberg Funicular with panoramic views or the glass elevator inside the Schlossberg rock. You can reach the valley stations on foot or by tram (lines 3 and 5) through Sackstraße.

The Flight Graz 4D | © Dieselkino

The Flight Graz 4D

A cinematic adventure through the city center

THE FLIGHT GRAZ 4D takes you on an adventureous  10 minutes tour through the city center of Graz. You will experience the highlights of the city like never before, thanks to modern 4D cinema technique. You virtually accompany a fly on her flight over Graz and visit more than 25 of the most beautiful sights, squares and buildings of the Styrian capital. The full motion seats will enhance the experience and offer a new dimension of visiting the city – a very unique experience! You dive deeper into the experience with the help of additional effects like wind, fog,stroboscopic flashes and many more. You reach „The Flight Graz 4D“ with the elevator from Schlossbergplatz or by walking up the stairs leading to the Clocktower.

The Flight Graz 4D: details & opening hours
The Slide | © Diesel GmbH

The Slide

The Slide, in Schlossberg hill, is the largest underground slide in the world.

RIDE THE SLIDE! A new attraction opened recently in the historic centre of Graz: The Slide, in Schlossberg hill, is the largest underground slide in the world. With 175 metres of track steep enough to take you up to a thrilling 25 km/h – down from Schlossberg hill to the Schlossbergstollen caves within. The Slide runs right next to, and indeed around, the Schlossberglift. Anyone can slide, subject to being at least 1.3 metres tall and complying with the safety rules (using special mats, only starting on the green light, no accompanying objects, no tandem-riding …). Anyone who wants to be sure of avoiding a queue can pre-book online!

The Slide: details & opening hours

Summer in the city

Summer nights in Graz

High above the city on the Schlossberg, you can also enjoy first-class gastronomy: the restaurants on the Schlossberg are a popular meeting place, not just for the people of Graz. Immerse yourself in the city and spend a few mild summer days in the provincial capital of Styria. Here, modern architecture nestles against a historic old town and cozy pubs against fine restaurants. There are countless shopping opportunities, culinary highlights, countless events and an exciting nightlife. Make the most of 2 days with our package offers – namely 3! With its sunny flair, Graz is often said to be the northernmost city in the south. Convince yourself of it!

Graz - Austria's Capital of Delight
Die Flößerei I Graz | © LippZahnschirm

Water fun on the Mur

Refreshment anyone? Off to the water!

When it gets hot in the city, everyone longs for cool water! Ideal in Graz, in the middle of the city you are very close to the water - on the Murinsel, the Murpromenade and especially in the Augartenbucht, the city beach on the Mur. NEW: Experience the city from a new perspective from the river - on a 1-hour rafting trip on the Mur through the heart of Graz. The start is at the city beach south of the soap factory (float landing: Andersengasse 59, 8041 Graz). Tip: There is also a boat rental on the city beach - kayaks, SUP boards, water bikes, rowing boats and electrically operated Mur gondolas can be rented.

"Die Flößerei" - Rafting: details & booking


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

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 tourism department will organize a program specially tailored to your needs - discover it now!

Inspiration tips for Graz

Where can you find the best Styrian delicacies in town? Which hotels offer special holiday packages? Where can you find the best walking paths and where are the most beautiful lakes and places for water sports on the Mur? What can you discover in the surroundings of Graz? And what events are there in Graz in the summer?

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