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Discover Graz Region

Graz is all rolled into one: Austria’s second biggest city and only Capital of Delight. European Capital of Culture 2003 and City of Design. The charming provincial capital of Styria with lots of events and shopping facilities as well as cultural and culinary highlights. All of it in close proximity to nature and lots of fascinating excursion destinations. 

Locals love the nearby recreation areas, which allow them to go cycling, hiking, forest bathing, golfing or swimming near the city. No matter which direction you’re headed to, Graz Region awaits you with fascinating attractions and unforgettable adventures.

culture and nature

… in the north

The Mecca of excursion destinations - the north of Graz Region - it's active and manifold:

  • cycle along the Mur Cycle Path, up Schöckl mountain or down the all-year Downhill Trail
  • take a leisurely walk through the Austrian Open-Air Museum in Stübing 
  • experience history from up close at Rein Abbey, the world’s oldest active Cistercian monastery
  • discover life at the scythe forge at Sensenwerk Deutschfeistritz 
  • visit the pilgrimage church of Maria Straßengel, which can be seen from afar 
  • discover the romantic lanes, shady gardens and historic atmosphere of Frohnleiten 
  • explore Lurgrotte cave, Austria’s largest active water dripstone cave with entrances in Peggau und Semriach
  • marvel at the romantic Kesselfallklamm gorge with its thundering waterfalls 
  • climb the Schöckl, the landmark mountain of Graz
  • hike along the Spring trails near the valley station in St. Radegund 


Health and well-being

… in the east

how about:

  • experience health, beauty and well-being at the climatic spa of Laßnitzhöhe 
  • explore the arboretum 
  • hike along the sebastian RELOADED® themed hiking trail
  • find inner peace during forest bathing 
  • get to know the Achteckstadl 


pure adrenalin

… in the south

  • enjoy a free visit to Austrian Sculpture Park, one of Europe’s top ten sculpture parks  
  • experience action and relaxation at Schwarzl Leisure Centre in Premstätten
  • take off at Airbase One with Jump25 and Adrenalinpark
  • sample local treats at Haindl Pumpkin Seed Oil Mill, Handbrauerei Forstner Brewery or at Berghofer Farmery

fierce & world famous

… in the west

here you can...

  • follow in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Thal 
  • marvel at the famous white horses at Piber Stud Farm
  • discover the secret behind glass production at Bärnbach Glass Museum 
  • discover the works of Ernst Fuchs (St. James‘ Church in Thal) and Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Bärnbach) 
  • enjoy the soothing thermal water at Therme Nova spa in Köflach 
  • go hiking, swimming, sailing or stand-up paddling at picturesque Packer reservoir and Hirzmann reservoir 
  • explore the trial park at Salzstiegl in summer and go skiing or sledging there in winter