What to do when it rains

Tips for rainy weather in Graz

The sun always shines in Graz! Not entirely true, of course, but the Styrian capital is known for its southern atmosphere.

A good mood is not dependent on the weather! Just because the sun isn't shining from the sky doesn't mean that Graz isn't fun - quite the opposite. We show you what you can do in Graz in rainy weather.

Austrian Sculpture Park | © Region Graz - Mias Photoart

The 10 best indoor activities in bad weather in Graz:

  1. Armoury - the most important historical weapons collection in the world.
  2. Kunsthaus Graz - the "friendly alien" of Graz - the spectacular architecture of Graz Kunsthaus leaves nobody cold.
  3. Graz Museum Schlossberg - here you can learn all about the history of the Schlossberg in Graz.
  4. The Slide Graz: the longest indoor slide in the world.
  5. The Flight Graz 4D - the adventure cinema in the Uhrturmkasematte.
  6. Botanical Garden - architectural highlight at the University of Graz.
  7. The Auster - swimming pool, sports and wellness paradise.
  8. Natural History Museum - Look back across 400 million years of geological history in Styria and on the extraordinary evolution of diverse creatures.
  9. Shopping at the Kastner & Öhler department store in Graz
  10. Cinemas - Graz's cinemas offer fun and excitement all year round.
Kastner & Öhler in Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Toni Muhr

Start with the right clothing

Weatherproof clothing & comfortable shoes - tips and shopping options

As we all know, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. An umbrella and good shoes are among the basics for a city traveller. If you haven't packed anything suitable, just pop into one of the many shops in Graz city centreOur tip: Kastner & Öhler, in the very heart of the “City of Design”, located just a few steps from Hauptplatz square, Kastner & Öhler offers Austria’s largest selection of fashion items spread over 20,000 square meters. Or visit one of the numerous shopping malls in and around Graz.

Shopping tips for Graz
© Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Museums & Galleries in Graz

Regardless of the weather, the museums in Graz are a great place to spend time. Depending on your individual interests, you should pay a visit to the armoury in the Landeszeughaus or indulge in the different climate zones of the Botanical Gardens. The Kunsthaus retains its blue façade even in cloudy weather and the galleries in Graz are also home to colourful exhibits.

Museums & Galleries
Operncafé | © Joel Kernasenko

Cafés and coffee Shops in Graz

Graz is the capital of delight

Just as the choice of beans is broad, so is the range of opportunities to enjoy coffee in Graz. Whether filtered or espresso, brewed using a wide variety of methods. As an iced coffee or with ice cream on the side, with or without a newspaper. The main thing – fresh from the roast! Explore our choice of cafés, coffee shops and ice cream shops in Graz. Or enjoy the culinary diversity of Styria in one of the partner restaurants of the Capital of Delight.

Restaurant Guide

Events & guided tours

Many events in Graz are independent of the weather. Whether it's concerts, theatre plays or festivals. Our tour guides are just as weatherproof as the events themselves, which is why our city tours and bus tours take place regardless of the weather.

Cathedral & Churches

Varied bad weather programme

Numerous churches in Graz offer peace and protection in the most beautiful form, above all the impressive Graz Cathedral and the City Parish Church, but also the Franciscan Monastery, the Mariahilferkirche and many more.

Activities for rainy days

in the surroundings of graz

In the region of Graz, it’s easy to keep a sunny mood on rainy days. That’s thanks to the numerous great sights and indoor activities waiting for adventure-loving visitors in and around the Styrian capital.