Hiking in Teichalm

Teichalm is about an hour from Graz and is a beautiful spot to visit for hiking. There is a small lake which is usually full of people on a sunny weekend, but just head out onto one of the hiking paths and the crowds quicky thin out. Be sure to check the weather as it’s […]

Affordable German classes & free conversation groups for Sept / Oct

Here are some of my personal recommendations for affordable German classes currently being held on-line and in-person. Plus free drop-in German conversation groups and support with German learning. Sabine at Seddwell Learning offers on-line classes (€10 Seddwell Members / €15 non-members). Sabine customises each class for the participants and makes learning German fun! Small class […]

Cargo bikes in Graz

Cargo bikes are great for transporting heavier items, small children or doing the weekly shop. Graz is a very bike friendly city and it’s often easier to nip around with a bike, especially in the city center. If you are interested in owning a cargo bike, the City of Graz will subsidize up to half […]

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 creative program (offered by partner organisations – see program for prices). Please note these are not full day programms, but rather for a few hours […]

Bohemian Soul Beehive -new store!

The team at Seddwell have just opened their new lifestyle store ‘Bohemian Soul Beehive‘ and it’s beautiful inside! A lovingly curated selection of new & used clothing, accessories, household items and their famous gin. Plus items from local artists and artisans, as well as internationally sourced fairtrade. They have stylists on hand to help you […]

German classes May / June

Here are some of my personal recommendations for affordable German classes currently being held on-line and in-person. Sabine at Seddwell Learning is currently offering on-line classes (€10 Seddwell Members / €20 non-members). You can join in at any time. Sabine customises each class for the participants and makes learning German fun! Small class sizes too. […]

Hiking around Stift Rein

Founded in 1129, Stift Rein is the oldest Cistercian monastery in the world and is situated in a very picturesque spot in the hills about 25 mins drive from Graz (15 km). The monastery has a beautiful baroque interior, festival halls and library. Guided tours in German are provided daily at 10.30 am and 13:30 […]

Exploring the Reinerkogel in Graz

If you are looking for some wilderness within the city of Graz, the Reinerkogel hill is great spot for a 500 m climb up through pretty woodland. It’s situated between Andritz and Geidorf and can be reached by tram (Robert-Stolz-Gasse #4 /#5) – walk up Weg zum Reinerkogel and look out for the Jakobsleiter (Jacobs […]

Graz Interview #3 – Katcha

Interviews with locals and expats offering their own perspectives & recommendations for living in the lovely city of Graz. I would like to introduce you to the fabulous eco designer Katcha Bilek. Having lived all over Europe, Katcha is now settled in Graz. She is passionate about human rights and the environment (as well as […]