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 […]

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 […]

Easy Teichalm hike

This is one of my favourite easy hikes, an hour from Graz, at Teichalm lake. It’s about an hour mostly through the woods with lovely meadows and mountain views. So good for warm days and it’s not very steep so family friendly too. The destination is the Tyrnaueralm hütte, a small rustic hut with simple […]