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. […]

Local podcast and blogs

A few fun local blog and podcast recommendations about living in Austria or learning German. Vienna based, these two well-written blogs offer a witty and insightful look into Austrian life from a foreigner’s perspective. Curmudgeon in the Cottaage Up the Danube without a Paddle Travel blogs are another fun way to discover more about about […]

Vignette (motorway toll sticker)

If you will be driving on the Austrian motorway (Autobahn), then you will need a valid ‘Vignette‘ sticker on your windshield. Otherwise you will receive a fine (there are camera spot checks). You can buy the Vignette at petrol stations, ÖAMTC, post office, Tabaks (newsagents) or ASFINAG toll stations. You can also buy it on-line […]

Frauenservice – supporting women in Graz

The Frauenservice is a wonderful organisation on Lendplatz offering free support and advice for women living in Graz. They are very friendly and can speak many languages. They offer regular seminars, workshops, art projects and social gathering and much more! Part of their important work is providing a free confidential and anonymous counseling service for […]

ÖIF – supporting integration in Austria

The ÖIF – Österreichischer Integrationsfonds (Austrian Integration Fund) works to support migrants in Austria with learning German, intergrating into Austrian life and finding jobs. They organise workshops and seminars for example for women, about immigration rights, intercultural communication etc. You can also schedule an apppointment for a free consultation to help learn about language courses, educational […]