Social Events for Sept!

Some fun social events for this month where you can meet other international English speaking friendly people! Thursdays, 8 pm – English speaking Stammtish at the Die Herzl, Prokopigasse 12 Held by the English Speakers in Graz – Anglo-Austrian Circle club, this is a regular meet up every Thursday, newcomers welcome! No registration needed, just […]

Shopping & eating locally in Graz

A few new places to find locally produced food and made-in-Austria products in Graz, plus an on-line Austrian shop offering same day delivery. Genuss Ab Hof have opened a small pop up shop at the bottom of the Schlossberg (Schlossberg 2) selling fresh local farm products and wine. Open Monday – Friday 9 am – […]

Preparing for Volksschule

Starting primary / elementary school in a foreign country is often a challenge. Here are a few tips to help get prepared. School Bag Most Volksschule kids carry a special type of large square backpack called ‘Schulranzen‘. They come in many different patterns – Starwars, dinosaurs, ponies etc and often include a matching sports bag […]

Baumgartner am Paulustor – Garden store

A mini oasis in the middle of the city! The upscale garden store Baumgartner am Paulustor has recently opened in the historic Palais Wildenstein at Paulustorgasse 8 (close to Karmeliterplatz). Full of stylish garden accessories, household wares, decorative items, plant pots and lots more. A pretty courtyard filled with flowers and plants also offers a […]

‘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 […]

TV / Radio Licence – GIS

You may well have heard of the infamous GIS representatives who turn up on doorstops and demand to know if you have a TV or radio inside. If so they will expect you pay for a license (around €19 – €25 a month, or €7 for just a radio). Having a computer doesn’t count (unless […]

Eating in Graz- Bowls & Pots & Frankowitsch

You may have already noticed the lines outside the new restaurant – Bowls & Pots on Sporgasse, They opened last month with a create-your-own bowl service (choose a grain, vegetables, protein, sauce & topping). Plus they have a selection of ready made bowls, rice dishes and rolls all under €10. They also have vegan options. […]

Local podcast and blogs

A few fun local blog and podcast recommendations about living in Austria or learning German. Vienna based, these two well-written blogs offer a witty and insightful look into Austrian life from a foreigner’s perspective. Curmudgeon in the Cottaage Up the Danube without a Paddle Travel blogs are another fun way to discover more about about […]