Experience Graz like a local



When you are out and about in Graz, you are spoilt for choice: a walk through the old town on the tracks of centuries-old history, mixing with artists at one of the vernissages or get a bit of the student atmosphere in the trendy restaurants and clubs – Graz is, after all, the second largest university city in Austria.

Whether on or off the beaten path: standing still is a foreign word in the capital of Styria, which is why new cultural hotspots, restaurants and events are spring up all over the place. We reveal where you can mix with the locals:

Eating and drinking in Graz

Crispy fried Styrian chicken, aromatic pumpkin seed oil, a hearty rustic snack and a glass of wine from the region – it is a known fact throughout Austria that you can let your culinary soul really hang out in the green heart of the country. In the same way you can extend your culinary horizons in Graz and taste your way through hearty burgers, vegan delicacies or sweet desserts.

On a culinary trip of discovery

What foodies love

Austria’s second largest city has an impressive great culinary offer, hip restaurants which still invite you to relax, and coffee, which is still unique in Austria.

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Graz with a difference

The clock tower in Graz, the impressive Künstlerhaus or the architecturally unique island on the River Mur are all simply “must sees”. In addition there is also the “other Graz” – and here you certainly won’t be bored either.

Off the beaten track

Sport, art, culture & co 

The federal capital in the green heart of Austria is a student city – that’s why you can turn night into day in one of the clubs or go shopping for cool streetwear. But Graz also offers plenty of action for all age groups.

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What are you favourite spots in the green capital of Styria?

hotels: Hotel Europa Graz


Mei Lie Tjia

At the age of five Mei Lie Tja emigrated with her parents from Shanghai to Vienna. Since then she has been both fascinated and obsessed by Vienna. Mei  loves photo safaris in the chic, bohemian districts, discovering new cafés (espresso with lots of sugar) and writing short stories about magical Vienna.  Since she has become the mother of two children, she no longer has so much time for that – has however discovered a new side of Vienna. One which also has lots of surprises in store for families.

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