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    Alternatives for rainy days

    Bad weather activities in and around Graz

    The sun always shines in Graz! Of course, that’s not entirely true. What’s true, though, is that the weather gods mostly smile upon the provincial capital of Styria. After all, there’s a reason why the city is known for its southern flair.

    However, even in the region of Graz, there can be some rainy days. But a large array of bad weather activities makes these days just as fun-filled and exciting! For instance, a city stroll through Graz is also a nice idea on a rainy day. Because, as we all know, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes! Plus, the region also offers plenty of indoor options for stay-inside weather.

    keep a sunny mood on rainy days

    Alternatives for rainy days in the region of Graz

    In the region of Graz, it’s easy to keep a sunny mood on rainy days. That’s thanks to the numerous great sights and indoor activities waiting for adventure-loving visitors in and around the Styrian capital. 

    In the surroundings

    High on history and close to heaven


    The region around Graz is rich in cultural treasures. 

    • Uplifting for body and soul – the promise of the picturesque Cistercian Monastery Rein and environs. The sublime beauty of this baroque collegiate church radiates over the picturesque landscape to the north of Graz and its lovely forests are ideal for an extended walk or hike. 
    • With its cosy inn, parsonage, prelate’s house and the distinctive Pilgrimage church of Maria Straßengel, the Kirchberg in Gratwein-Straßengel is a heavenly place. The church is one of Austria’s most prestigious High Gothic sacral buildings and is also affectionately called “Styria’s Steffl” (referring to Vienna’s famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral).
    • A different kind of church: The inside of Thal’s Parish Church explodes with colour. The masterpiece designed by renowned Austrian artist Ernst Fuchs is full of mythical symbols.
    • With its baroque high altar, miraculous image of the Virgin Mary, its treasury and the Antoniuskapelle chapel, the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Lankowitz is the not-so-hidden gem of Styria’s second largest pilgrimage site.
    • Sacred silence fills the church and monastery at Holy Mountain in Bärnbach. A power place that hasn’t lost any of its appeal or energy over the years.
    Cistercian Monastery Rein | © Graz Region | Tom Lamm
    Pilgrimage Church Maria Straßengel | © Graz Region | Hans Wiesenhofer
    Jakobus Church Thal | © Erlebnisregion Graz | Tom Lamm
    St. Barbara Church | © Die Abbilderei  Sajovic&Scherr GesbR | Die Abbilderei

    St. Barbara Church in Bärnbach

    With its distinctive golden spire and spheres is a colourful, cheerful and positive place of worship created by famous Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. 

    see and do


    Sensenwerk Deutschfeistritz scythe forge museum: This fascinating museum used to be a world-renowned company exporting 60,000 scythes. The museum’s different rooms and impressive production site with six huge water wheels also serve as event venues.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger museum in Thal: He is known the world over! In the house where Arnold Schwarzenegger was born, you can find out more about the milestones of his extraordinary career, from his infancy and childhood to his body building and movie star days to his time as a governor.

    Stölzle Glas-Center, Bärnbach glass museum: Happiness is as brittle as glass. The current exhibition at the glass museum of Glashütte Stölzle is dedicated to the importance of glass through the ages. The factory sale is open all year.

    Kernbuam museum in Voitsberg: Get to know the fascinating story of the Original Kern Buam, former Austrian folk music stars. Have you heard of their song “Der Steirische Brauch”?

    It’s an unforgettable experience to enter the fascinating and bizarre world of caves. Learn about sinter formations, stalactites, mighty rock domes and subterranean canyons at Austria’s largest active water cave, the Lurgrotte, with its two entrances at Peggau and Semriach.

    Therme NOVA | © Dieter Sajovic 06769001020 | Die Abbilderei

    Therme Nova spa

    When the weather is lousy, we long for warmth and relaxation. And what better place to find it than at Therme NOVA spa in Köflach with its sauna landscape, indoor sports pool, restaurant and café? Your little ones can splash about in the children’s area with its thermal water pool and water slide, mirror wall and fairytale tower. A great place to play, laugh and dance!

    sporting adventures

    Fun and action 

    If your little ones feel like jumping and romping about, take them to Jump25 in Kalsdorf! The large trampoline park boasts many highlights including an adventure park, a free jump area, foam pits and airbag trampolines. In the meantime, the grown-ups can relax at the restaurant area. 

    Outdoor or indoor, driver or spectator, young or young at heart, women or men – Styria Karting in Kalsdorf near Graz offers karting fun for everyone. The perfect place to experience the fascination of go-karting!

    © TV Region Graz | Mias Photoart
    © TV Region Graz | Mias Photoart
    Indoor minigolf | © Die Abbilderei Sajovic&Scherr GesbR | Die Abbilderei
    Shopping City Seiersberg | © scs | Lizz Krobath

    Shoppingcity seiersberg

    The region of Graz offers plenty of great shopping opportunities. It’s fun to stroll through picturesque towns and villages and hunt for bargains. In addition, the region’s weatherproof shopping malls such as ShoppingCity Seiersberg offer short distances, exceptional variety and a pleasant ambiance.

    SCS Seiersberg


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