Summer in Graz

Get out and dive into the fun!

Stroll through romantic alleyways. Browse through exclusive boutiques. Watch the hustle and bustle in Herrengasse with a fresh glass of Welschriesling. Enjoy fresh pasta, Aperol Spritz and the Italian way of life in the Franciscan quarter. See for yourself how modern a traditional department stores' like Kastner & Öhler can be and how close the clock tower appears on the Freiblick terrace. Take a selfie with Murinsel or Kunsthaus in the background and feel the southern flair in Graz.

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Austria's Capital of Delight

In Graz's old town and high above the city on the Schlossberg, you can enjoy first-class gastronomy: the partner restaurants of the capital of delight are a popular meeting place, not just for the people of Graz. Immerse yourself in the city and spend a few summer days in the capital of Styria. Here, modern architecture nestles next to a historic old town and cosy pubs next to fine restaurants. There are countless events and an exciting nightlife. With its sunny flair, Graz is often said to be the most northerly city in the south.

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You get the freshest ingredients and a love of pure delight

Water fun on the Mur

Fancy some refreshment? Off to the water!

When it gets hot in the city, everyone longs for a cool dip! In Graz, you're close to the water in the centre of the city - on the Murinsel, on the Murpromenade or especially in the Augartenbucht and on the "City beach I Stadtstrand Graz".

Our tips: Experience the city from a new perspective from the river - on 1-hour raft trips on the Mur through the centre of Graz. The start is at the city beach (rafting area: at the city beach by the Puchsteg). There is also a boat hire service at the city beach - kayaks, SUP boards, water bikes and electrically powered Mur gondolas are available for hire.

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Messe Congress Graz I Halle A

Ein Feuerwerk der Farben und Phantasie auf 2.200 m² - von 23.05. bis 31.08.2024 - in der Messe Graz. Es erwarten euch opulente und farbgewaltige Bilder von Kristian Schuller, einem der bekanntesten zeitgenössischen Modefotografen - auch bekannt als scharfzüngiger Fotograf bei Heidi Klums Castingshow „Germany’s Next Topmodel“.  Schullers Farbwelten werden großformatig, schwebend und hinterleuchtet in den Formaten 2 x 3 m und 3 x 4,5 m gezeigt. Diese Präsentation unterstreicht die Kraft der Fotografien und der magischen Momente!

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High above the city on the Schlossberg

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

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.



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.

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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!

From city to country 

in 10 minutes

You don't find that everywhere: a charming city and a rather rural region with unspoilt nature and top excursion destinations in the immediate vicinity.

The centre of Graz is compact, most of the top sights can be reached on foot or easily by tram, such as Schlossberg with its clock tower, Glockenspiel, Armoury, Mausoleum, Graz Castle and double spiral staircase, Kunsthaus, Murinsel, Landhaushof, Eggenberg Palace.

Don't miss out the varied excursion destinations in the Graz region: Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing, Cistercian Abbey Rein, Lurgrotte Peggau and Semriach, Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum in Thal, Lipizzaner stud farm piber, St Barbara Church-Hundertwasser Bärnbach, ...

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Deine ganz persönlichen Tipps für nachhaltiges Reisen

von Reisebloggerin Elena Paschinger

Wie ist es wirklich, komplett nachhaltig in Graz sowie der Erlebnisregion Graz unterwegs zu sein? Reisebloggerin und Buchautorin Elena Paschinger war schon viele Male in Graz und hat darüber ein kompaktes eBook geschrieben. Lade es dir gleich auf dein Smartphone, dein Tablet oder deinen PC und teile es mit Freunden! Nachhaltig nächtigen, genießen, Natur & Kultur erleben - all das findest du amüsant und informativ erzählt im eBook, mit vielen persönlichen Fotos, Videos und Reisetipps für deine nächste Reise nach Graz.

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?