Daycare and schools in Graz

This great article in English explains everything you need to know about the daycare, primary school and secondary school system in Austria. Below is some additional information for finding a daycare or school in Graz. Day Care (Kinderkrippe 0 – 3yrs or Kindergarten 3 – 6yrs) Daycare places can be very hard to find (often […]

Unlimited Kiz Royal (english) cinema subscription

Kiz Royal is one of 18 art house cinemas around Austria taking part in the ‘Non Stop‘ cinema subscription program. For €24 per month (minimum 8 months), or for those under 26 yrs €22 per month (minimum 4 months) you can watch as many films as you wish at the following participating cinemas: Kiz Royal […]

Kids Summer Camps 2023

With 9 weeks of school holidays, summer kids programs are very popular! Below are some suggestions for Graz and also Styria at affordable prices, some are even free! The city of Graz offers really affordable weekly sport courses(sommersportprogramm) for only €10! for 4 – 18 yrs with 55 different sports to choose from ( 2 hours each […]

ÖIF Frauenzentrum Steiermark

The ÖIF have just opened their new Frauenzentrum Steiermark, Reitschulgasse 19a, 8010 Graz. They provide integration and free counseling services for women with refugee and migration background under one roof. Trained, multilingual counselors and experts from the fields of domestic violence protection, training and finding a job, education, learning German and healthcare (such as family […]

ÖIF Free On-line German classes

The ÖIF (Österreichische Integrationsfonds) offer free on-line drop in German classes A1 – B2. No registration needed, just click on the zoom link to join in the class. You can see all the classes for the current week here – dates, times and the theme for each class. These are interactive classes so you’ll be […]

Ski Season tips

There are a wide choice of ski resorts reachable from Graz between 1 – 2 hours drive. You can see a list of open resorts here. The Steiermark tourism page also has recommendations for ski resorts, including a section on family friendly resorts, plus sledging runs, fun parks for snowboarders, cross country skiing and ski […]

Learning German in Graz

German Classes and Conversation Groups in Graz Start Punkt Deutsch offers a free service offering personalized advice on finding the right German course (includes placement test) plus information on subsidy options. They also list most of the current German courses taking place in Graz on their website.                           […]

Christmas in Graz 2022

Christmas in the center of Graz is a lovely time of year, the streets are decorated with lights, the festive shop windows and the smell of roasted chestnuts all make for a lovely atmosphere. And of course the famous Christmas markets! The Christmas markets (also known as Christkindlmärkte, Weihnachtsmärkte or Adventmärkte ) open November 18 – […]

Schreib.oase co-writing space

Schreib.Oase is a new co-writing space just off Annenstraße, not far from Südtiroler Platz. Writers of all disciplines will receive a warm welcome in German or English from founder Petra Freynhofer. The room is set up as a cozy living room with lots of fun vintage touches to inspire a creative atmosphere. Writers can choose between different areas […]