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      Your Summer Break in Graz

      Enjoy the arts and foodie scene, then relax in nature just 10 minutes away - that's the 'Lebensgefühl' in Graz.

    Clock tower, Graz

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    Culture, Food and Nature

    Graz, the capital of Styria and Austria's second largest town, is nestled in the south of the country, and known as a lively and artsy place, where modern architecture and the historic heritage (an UNESCO site!) perfectly blend. The city enchants with its Mediterranean vibe and many sunshine hours, its art spaces, festivals, and foodie hotspots. And there's more to discover beyond its borders: Historic treasures, unspoiled nature, and beautiful spots to take a hike, hop on a bike, or relax right amidst the vineyards are just a stone's throw away. "From the city to the countryside in ten minutes," is a popular local saying.

    Graz is a place where you can live and breath the Austrian "Lebensgefühl": Traditions are loved and celebrated when locals dressed in Dirndl and Lederhosen dance around the main square, while the museums and creative quarters shine with a blaze of colour and diversity.

    Another keyword: Indulgence. Graz above all is a culinary hotspot, characterised by farmers' markets, regional products, small street cafés, and top restaurants. The locals love nothing more than sitting in an open space with a good glass of wine, enjoying life. Graz is a city of the senses.

    'Lebensgefühl' in Graz means ...

    Herrengasse in Graz / Graz

    .... Summer in the City

    Culture, architecture, food, and joie de vivre: Graz invites you to embrace everything it has to offer - enjoy city life and nature at your doorstep.

    • Delicacies Frankowitsch in Graz

      .... food, glorious food

      As a foodie, you'll feel right at home in Graz: Dubbed "the foodie capital of Austria", the city has restaurants using regional and seasonal products on every corner!

    • Picnics at the Schlossberg, Graz

      ... living the good life

      Graz enchants visitors with its Mediterranean flair. Take a stroll through its narrow streets and hidden courtyards, then find yourself a picturesque spot for a glass of wine.

    • Schöckl Region Graz

      .... venturing out little by little

      Make the most of the hiking paradise at your doorstep! The Graz region offers a variety of different landscapes, natural experiences, and hiking trails with top-notch views.

    Graz is a city where you will never get bored: Head to a museum or an arts exhibition, marvel at the architecture, or check out the latest foodie hotspot, then discover the city's beautiful surroundings on foot or on two wheels.

    An amazing view of the Schlossberg in Graz
    Susanne, local

    Top Highlights in Graz

    •                         Clock tower

      Schlossberg & Clock Tower

      A top viewing spot in Graz, the Clock Tower is a signature city landmark.
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    •                         Kunsthaus Graz

      Kunsthaus Graz

      Designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, this is one of Graz' most popular museums.
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    •                         Double spiral staircase in Graz Castle

      Graz Castle

      Thie masterpiece from the 15th century (and its Double Spiral Staircase) is still an insider tip.
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    •                         The Mur Island in Graz in the evening / Graz


      Have a coffee or enjoy a cocktail on this stylish artificial island on the Mur River.
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    We Are Family

    FRida & freD - Children's Museum

    Your family city break in Graz

    Children's Museum

    Interactive exhibitions, family-friendly workshops and events all in one place.

    The Slide at Schlossberg

    Try out the largest slide in the world in Graz' historic centre (170 m, speed up to 30 km/h!).

    Lurgrotte Cave Semriach

    Head on an adventure tour through Austria's largest dripstone cave.

    Adventure Hike Sebastian RELOADED®

    A family-friendly hike (7.3 km) with 25 interactive stations, introducing health and fitness in a fun way.

    Graz Card

    Your Ticket to the City

    Get the Graz Card and enjoy free travel on public transport and free entry to many museums and sights. Book it for 24, 48 or 72 hours here!

    At a glance:

    • Free travel on public transport in the tarif zone 101 including airport transfer
    • Free travel on the Schlossbergbahn funicular and Schlossberg lift
    • Free entry to selected museums
    • The Graz Card is valid for one adult plus up to 2 children under 15
    More information about the Graz Card
    At the Schlossberg, Graz

    Our favourite ...

    Our Top Tips for Foodies

    •                 Delicacies Frankowitsch in Graz

      Delikatessen Frankowitsch Delikatessen Frankowitsch

      Huge selection of sandwiches and rolls best enjoyed with a pint of beer.

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      Café Freiblick Café Freiblick

      Amazing views over the Old Town of Graz and the Schlossberg with the Clock Tower.

    •                 Philipp Carstanjen - Street Food "The Hungry Heart" @ Lendplatz, Graz

      Hungry Heart Hungry Heart

      American Street Food prepared the Styrian way, using only the freshest ingredients.

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      Eisperle (Ice Pearl) Eisperle (Ice Pearl)

      Creative, vegan ice creations at several locations throughout the city.

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      Genießerei at the Market Genießerei at the Market

      Authentic farm-to-table eatery - from the market into the kitchen and onto the plates.

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      Gut Schlossberg Gut Schlossberg

      Styrian and Austrian specialties to buy and/or sample. A culinary paradise at the foot of the Schlossberg.

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      Goldkost Goldkost

      The new go-to place for gourmets offering local and international award-winning delights - eat in or take away.


    A Sustainable City Break

    The Lendplatz Market in Graz / Market on Lendplatz

    Austria's Green City

    Sustainability is key 365 days a year

    Styria is known as the green heart of Austria and Graz is no exception: 60 % of the city are urban green space. The old town is car-free, biking is the locals' number one mean of transport and if you are heading on a longer journey hydrogen buses will bring you from A to B. New this year: The first edition of the GECO Festival about all things sustainability.

    Regional, seasonal and plant-based cuisine

    Graz is a foodie paradise and its signature dishes are all made of regional and seasonal ingredients, making restaurant hopping both fun and sustainable. What's more, Graz has more vegan and vegetarian restaurants than any other city in Austria and a series of not-to-be-missed farmers' markets on top - eco-friendly food has never been tastier!

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