‘Pick your own’ Strawberry fields in Graz

The start of summer is often signaled by arrival of local strawberries in the farmer markets. For the freshest berries (and a fun family activity), the pick-your-own strawberry fields around Graz are very popular. They usually open from around middle / end of May and the season lasts to until about end of July / […]

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 program (offered by partner organisations – see program for prices). Places are limited and go fast. To be eligible you must have your main residence […]

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 […]

Carnival parade (Faschingszug) in Graz

It’s Carnival time in Austria! This is a time of partying and eating before Lent starts with 40 days of fasting for Easter. You may have already been to one of the balls in Graz or Vienna or eaten the traditional krapfen doughnuts. On Faschingsdienstag / Shrove Tuesday (this year Feb 25, 2020) there is […]

Kalvarienberg (Calvary hill) Graz

The Kalvarienberg is a wonderfully quirky little hill alongside the river Mür in Lend. Perfect for a visit while strolling along the river bank path. Built in the 17th century and modeled on the Golgotha in Jerusalem, it has been a religious pilgrimage destination for several hundred years and connects with the Mariatrost Basilica. (Originally there […]

International Youth Theater Festival Feb 7 – 12.

Spleen*Graz is a really fun theater festival for kids. 12 theater companies from 7 countries performing 26 shows in 8 theaters around Graz! Each show has a recommended age, plus whether it’s in German language or non-speaking. There’s something for everyone – from 2 to 15 yrs. I picked up my program from the library […]

€10 sport courses for kids!

The city of Graz offers a range of kids sport courses for only €10! during the school holidays plus a weekend ski course (5x) and semester long swimming courses. You can see the 2020 brochure here. Weekly courses include skiing Feb 17 – 21 (8 – 16 years) and for the Easter (April 6 – […]

CoSA – Center of Science Activities in Graz

There is a new science museum in Graz (developed by the Natural History Museum and FRida & freD Museum). At CoSA, there are 13 spaces where you can experience technical and scientific marvels and phenomena in an easy-going atmosphere. Look forward to a variety of interactive games and entertaining topics. Here at CoSA, the rule is […]