Baumgartner am Paulustor – Garden store

A mini oasis in the middle of the city! The upscale garden store Baumgartner am Paulustor has recently opened in the historic Palais Wildenstein at Paulustorgasse 8 (close to Karmeliterplatz). Full of stylish garden accessories, household wares, decorative items, plant pots and lots more. A pretty courtyard filled with flowers and plants also offers a […]

Shop Local: Maghony Wilson Bikes & Bags

The former owners of Cafe Cultural Exchange have opened a stylish new bike shop & cafe at Körösistrasse 1 (corner of Keplerbrücke) Maghony Bikes & Bags is a full service shop, specialising in custom made vintage bikes, spare parts, service and repairs. Plus they have their own handmade canvas bike bags. Made to last a […]

‘Pick your own’ Strawberry fields in Graz

The start of summer is often signaled by arrival of local strawberries in the farmer markets. For the freshest berries (and a fun family activity), the pick-your-own strawberry fields around Graz are very popular. They usually open from around middle / end of May and the season lasts to until about end of July / […]

kids summer activity programs

If you are looking for fun but affordable kids activities during the summer, the city of Graz offers two great programs – weekly sport courses for only €10! and Freizeithits program (offered by partner organisations – see program for prices). Places are limited and go fast. To be eligible you must have your main residence […]

Silvia’s Cornershop – British groceries

Fans of Silvia’s Cornershop (previously at Schillerplatz) will be pleased to hear she has reopened again near the Karl Franzens university and close to the Stadtpark at Harrachgasse 12. Alongside her Austrian regional products and organic produce from their Biohof, Silvia has a nice range of British products, including baked beans, biscuits (custard creams, hobnobs, […]

Lets Go! Graz – 2021 sports challenge

You may have already seen the ‘Lets Go! Graz‘ posters all over Graz promoting their new 2021 sports campaign to get citizens moving – especially aimed at children, pensioners and non-active residents. There are a list of challenges, for example motivating as many people as possible to walk up the Schloßberg. Take a ticket (look […]

Die Manufaktur – sustainable textiles

Die Manukatur is a workshop in Gries with a great social purpose. They focus on helping people who are having a hard time entering the workplace and train them on traditional handicrafts, furniture restoration, monument preservation and textile repairs. They also have a small store where you can buy their handmade textiles and upcycled products. A […]

TV / Radio Licence – GIS

You may well have heard of the infamous GIS representatives who turn up on doorstops and demand to know if you have a TV or radio inside. If so they will expect you pay for a license (around €19 – €25 a month, or €7 for just a radio). Having a computer doesn’t count (unless […]

Eating in Graz- Bowls & Pots & Frankowitsch

You may have already noticed the lines outside the new restaurant – Bowls & Pots on Sporgasse, They opened last month with a create-your-own bowl service (choose a grain, vegetables, protein, sauce & topping). Plus they have a selection of ready made bowls, rice dishes and rolls all under €10. They also have vegan options. […]