Shopping guide for fashion, art & design in Graz

I recently picked up this great little shopping guide – Guided* Graz . It lists independent small businesses which specialise in fashion, furniture and jewellery. As well as food & drink, cultural tips and places to stay. The focus is on the city center as well the Gries / Lend area, so very easy to […]

Charging boxes for your phone while shopping

If you ever find yourself shopping in Graz and your phone is about to run out of battery, there are several places where you can leave your phone safety to charge while you continue with your errands. Giga Sport (behind Kastner and Öhler) has three charging boxes on the top floor below their cafe, right […]

Mein Tag – ‘Information & support cafe’

Mein Tag is a wonderful new initiative in St Leonhard (opposite the Herz-Jesu church) offering holistic support for the body, mind and soul. Relax in their cozy cafe with a coffee while reading their extensive stack of german magazines and books on themes such wellness, happiness and meditation. You will also receive a warm welcome […]

Hiking in the Wine Country

Autumn and spring are great times of the year to go hiking in the wine country, just south of Graz. You can read more about the area and it’s famous ‘Southern Styria Wine Road here. It’s a beautiful area to drive around and visit all the vineyard tasting rooms and buschenschanks. There are also lots […]

Hiking in Teichalm

Teichalm is about an hour from Graz and is a beautiful spot to visit for hiking. There is a small lake which is usually full of people on a sunny weekend, but just head out onto one of the hiking paths and the crowds quicky thin out. Be sure to check the weather as it’s […]

Cargo bikes in Graz

Cargo bikes are great for transporting heavier items, small children or doing the weekly shop. Graz is a very bike friendly city and it’s often easier to nip around with a bike, especially in the city center. If you are interested in owning a cargo bike, the City of Graz will subsidize up to half […]

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 […]

German classes May / June

Here are some of my personal recommendations for affordable German classes currently being held on-line and in-person. Sabine at Seddwell Learning is currently offering on-line classes (€10 Seddwell Members / €20 non-members). You can join in at any time. Sabine customises each class for the participants and makes learning German fun! Small class sizes too. […]

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 […]