365 days full of highlights: The region of Graz is worth visiting at any time of the year. Blooming flowers in spring, water fun in summer, hiking happiness in autumn or snow action in winter: Graz is an all-year destination!
In spring, the flowers are in bloom and the local tourist attractions are buzzing with new energy. The perfect time to venture outdoors!
For instance, how about a nice picnic?
You don’t even have to pack the picnic hamper yourself. Instead, just order one from Gundis Laden in St. Radegund and enjoy it at one of the region’s best picnic spots, for instance: at Austrian Sculpture Park in Premstätten, at the Austrian Open-Air Museum in Stübing, at the vineyard of Genusstreffpunkt Höfer in Weinitzen, at one of the many parks of Graz, at an Alpine pasture in the west of the region (particularly recommended when the alpine roses are in bloom)
To ski or no to ski, that is the question
Nature awakens and days start to get longer. While you can still enjoy great sunshine skiing at Salzstiegl, or you can already go cycling in other parts of the province.
Cycling highlights in spring:
A star is born
At Piber stud farm, spring is the most exciting time of the year. That’s because the young Lipizzan horses are born in spring – about 40 black foals every year. Black? Yes, that’s right! The famous horses become lighter with age.
Did you know? Piber stud farm is listed as an Intangible Cultural World Heritage by UNESCO. At numerous events such as the Foal Experience Days or the Mother’s Day event, you get the chance to catch a first glimpse of the stars of tomorrow.
Summer is the perfect time to get active outdoors. For instance, during hiking or cycling or while exploring fascinating tourist attractions.
Water fun in the region of Graz
What would summer be without swimming, sunbathing and water sports? The region of Graz invites you to splash about at the many public pools, natural ponds, leisure centres and picturesque lakes.
A summer full of action
If you’re in the mood for an adrenaline rush, there are plenty of options in the Graz region. Discover the fun & action highlights of Styria!
• motor skills parks and high-rope courses
• trampoline parks
• summer tobogganing
• paragliding and hang-gliding
• Alpine pastures and young Lipizzan horses at Stubalm and Gleinalm
• children’s scavenger hunt with the OberGrazer Spürnasen
• yoga, forest bathing and Kneipping
• archery and shooting
• horseback riding
• bowling and tennis
The world’s a stage
Enjoy an entertaining summer full of culture! For instance, with the summer theatre at the beautiful courtyard of Piber Castle. In addition, numerous plays and performances take place at …
• Sensenwerk Deutschfeistritz scythe forge museum,
• Obervoitsberg castle ruins,
• Taggerhof in Kainbach near Graz,
• Frohnleiten town square
• and many of the region’s farms, parks, gardens, squares and courtyards.
Summer in Styria is full of music, dance and festivities. It goes without saying that these get-togethers usually involve plenty of culinary delights. As far as music genres are concerned, you can find everything from Jazz to Rock. Plus, the concert venues of the region are just as varied as the music performed there.
Does this sound like music to your ears? For more detailed information on summers full of music in the region of Graz, consult our event calendar.
Colourful autumn is a great time to get active outdoors – whether it’s with your bike or e-bike, on the region’s hiking trails or during a road trip along the Schilcher Wine Road.
„The meaning of travel is to arrive, the meaning of hiking is to be on the road.“
Hiking to scenic vantage points
The meaning of travel is to arrive, the meaning of hiking is to be on the road. At least, that’s what former President of the Federal Republic of Germany Theodor Heuss thought.
Hiking is an excellent opportunity to experience the autumnal colours of Styrian nature from up close while fuelling up on vitamin D3 and endorphins. Autumn hikes are not primarily about pushing your limits and conquering the highest summits. They are more about getting active out in the fresh air and about doing something beneficial for your body and mind.
Hiking highlights in autumn
for all those looking for a bit of a challenge
hiking trails in OberGraz (e.g. the “four one-thousand-metre summits hike”)
Schöckl mountain in St. Radegund
Alpine pasture hikes in the Steirische Rucksackdörfer and Lipizzanerheimat regions
for all those who love water
spring trails in St. Radegund
water-themed trail in Übelbach
for fans of Sebastian Kneipp and Hildegard von Bingen
sebastian RELOADED® trail in Laßnitzhöhe
nature trail in Weinitzen
planets trail in Eggersdorf
Culinary autumn treats
The culinary autumn treats of the Graz region are as varied as the Styrian landscapes. Enjoy Styrian delicacies fresh from the region’s kitchens and wine cellars served at rustic wine taverns or some tasty roasted “Kestn” (chestnuts) with a glass of light pink Schilcher wine along the Schilcher Wine Road. Plus, many autumnal events invite you to enjoy the region of Graz in this pleasant season.
Event highlights in autumn
• ceremonial driving down of the Lipizzan horses from the mountain pastures
• autumn parade in Piber
• Alpine parish fairs in the Lipizzanerheimat region
• “Altweibersommer” at Sensenwerk Deutschfeistritz scythe forge museum
• traditional events at Stübing Open-Air Museum
• Autumn Festival in Semriach
Head off - vacation on!
Laugh, eat and experience together. Here you can find even more inspiration for a stay in Graz Region: