All Saints Day ‘Allerheiligen’ November 1st

For those familar with the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, Austria has a similar tradition, although more somber and less of a party atmosphere! On November 1st All Saints Day ‘Allerheiligen’ in German and November 2nd All Souls Day ‘Allerseelen’ Austrians visit their local cemetery and decorate their relatives’ graves with flowers, wreaths and […]

Winter Tires

In Austria it is highly recommended to have winter tires on your car between November 1st and April 15th. Driving in good weather with summer tires is still allowed but driving in wintery road conditions without winter tyres or snow chains can incur a fine of € 35. If other road users are endangered as […]

Learning German in Graz

Start Punkt Deutsch is an initiative by the Land Steiermark, Stadt Graz und Österreichischem Integrationsfonds (ÖIF). You can visit their website for a long list of German classes in Graz listed by level, institution and start date. You can also visit their office at Reitschulgasse 19, 8010 Graz for a free personal consultation and get […]