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 […]