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 […]

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 – […]

Christmas in Graz

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! Christmas Markets The Christmas markets (also knows as Christkindlmärkte, Weihnachtsmärkte or Adventmärkte ) are officially […]