The lending library of things!

The Graz city library now does more then just lend books. Starting March 16th you can borrow over 50 items of ‘things’ including tools, instruments, hobbies, household and kitchen items! You can use your Graz library card to check them out for two weeks. You will find them in glass lockers at the Media Library […]

Free Entrepreneurship Training Course (in English!)

It can be hard as a foreigner to enter the job market in Austria, so you may be thinking about starting your own businesses. If so and your idea has a social mission then you may well be interested in the Social Business Modelling course for future entrepreneurs at FH Joanneum Graz. This is a […]

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 […]

Unique independent shops in Graz

Graz has some wonderful small independent shops. Here are some interesting ones you may not yet have come across that have been in Graz for over 40 to 250 years! Run by experts in their field, you will receive good advice and products & services not available in the bigger chains. Plus many have a […]

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 […]

English Improv Theater in Graz

‘Game of Death’ is a really fun monthly improvisation show at the small Theater am Banhof. The talented Canadian Jacob Banigan asks the audience questions and based on their answers he performs a series of entertaining skits. Plus it’s all in English! Taking inspiration from the audience and a deck of fortune-telling cards, Jacob Banigan […]

Free German Conversation classes for January / February

New dates for DEUTSCH UM DREI – das Sprachcafé für Frauen at the Stadtbibliothek Zanklhof. There is also free childcare for kids 0 – 10 years! Register with Deutsch&Mehr – 21. Jänner04. Februar18. Februar03. März17. März31. März14. April28. April12. Mai26. Mai9. Juniund 23. Juni 2020,jeweils von 15.00 – 16.30 Uhr! Nowa (Jakominiplatz. 16) has […]