Summer in Graz: out into the fresh air!


©Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Centuries-old sights, hot spots for foodies, museums and festivals, where you can turn the night into day – you will definitely not be bored in the Styrian capital. In the summer months one thing is more important than anything else: to be out as much as possible in the fresh air!

Whether in the cool water, on two wheels or in a speedy kart - we will tell you what opportunities Graz and the surrounding area have to offer for relaxing outdoors, getting moving, revving it up or even feeling the occasional adrenalin kick.

Outdoor in the heart of the federal state capital

With around 290,000 inhabitants, Graz is the second largest city in Austria and offers - primarily, but not only in the summer months - a wide range of outdoor activities without having to travel a great distance.

Movement in urban space

Sport aces and all who aspire to be one have plenty of opportunity to be active on the 127 km²: from yoga to water sports and boot camps, to dance and performance on the Mur Island.

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Shaded spot with culture

The summer heat doesn't just stop at an air-conditioned museum or gallery. You can also escape the heat in a garden or at night. Graz wouldn't be Graz if it didn't already have a suitable suggestion up its sleeve for you.

© Universalmuseum Joanneum

Art & cultur are everywhere

It doesn't always have to be a museum. In Graz, there are plenty of opportunities for cultural enjoyment - even outside the known museums and galleries. 

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©Universalmuseum Joanneum

Just a stone's throw away from Graz

Not only in the capital of the province of Styria itself, but also in the immediate vicinity you will find plenty of opportunities to get in to a sweat. Afterwards you really deserves a hearty snack and a Styrian roast chicken!

© Region Graz/Harry Schiffer

Being active around Graz

An idyllic bicycle tour in Austria, a real racing driver feeling or a day at the lake with that holiday feeling – you can find all that only a few minutes’ drive away by car from the Styrian capital.

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©Region Graz/Harry Schiffer
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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