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Nature. Culture. Delight


Whether in the Styrian capital or in the surrounding area: the Graz adventure region is full of surprises for those hungry for discovery.

Diversity in all directions


The top excursion destinations in the Graz region are varied and diverse. There are suitable and interesting sights for every preference: History and stories, impressive sacred and secular buildings, nature experiences and culinary delights. But also picturesque little towns, thermal spa fun and majestic white horses.

Highlights for culture lovers in Graz

Cultural stronghold Graz

High culture is urban culture - culture is omnipresent in the capital of Styria. And not just since 2003, when Graz was in the international spotlight as European Capital of Culture. However, the Capital of Culture year has undoubtedly left a lasting mark.

Culture in Graz means historical and modern sights, innovative theater and music events, festivals and an internationally renowned opera house. But it also means hospitality and culinary delights - and a unique atmosphere that makes Austria's second largest city so worth seeing and experiencing.

Urban-rural culture


City - countryside - culture: an unbeatable trio! In addition to the Styrian capital, the surrounding adventure region also has a lot to offer. It's a good thing that you can get from Graz to the exciting surrounding area in just a few minutes - and thus to many other cultural assets worth seeing in the region.

La Strada | © Graz Tourismus | Harry Schiffer
Gauklerfest Frohnleiten | © TV Erlebnisregion Graz | Harry Schiffer
Almabtrieb Lipizzanergestüt Piber | © SRS-Sabrina Mallick
Almabtrieb Lipizzanergestüt Piber | © SHS Lipizzanergestüt Piber GöR | Sabrina Mallick

Mecca of excursion destinations


Here, the gem of Frohnleiten, located directly on the River Mur, delights visitors with its extraordinary skyline and excellent gastronomy. A visit to the Austrian Open-Air Museum in Stübing is also well worth a visit; visitors can take a walk and get an overview of historic rural buildings and traditional crafts from all over Austria.

Nearby is the world's oldest surviving Cistercian monastery Rein, where those interested in culture can take a look behind the monastery walls. Graz's local mountain, the Schöckl, is also a popular excursion and hiking destination. It can be reached by cable car from St. Radegund, on foot or - for the very sporty - by bike.

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The sun rises here


Laßnitzhöhe - the specialists for health, beauty and well-being

Step by step through the solar system on the Eggersdorf Planet Trail. The Sebastian RELOADED® adventure hiking trail offers a true adventure of movement - the most beautiful path to greater well-being for the whole family. 

The adventure awaits ...


Attention adrenaline junkies! In the south, you are spoiled for choice - whether you prefer pure adrenaline on the grounds of Airbase One or relaxation by the lake. Art and culture lovers should definitely visit the Austrian Sculpture Park in Premstätten. It is considered one of the 10 best sculpture parks in Europe and is free to visit.

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Home of the Lipizzaner

The west of the region graz

In the west, you can follow in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Thal and visit the unique "white horses" at the Lipizzaner stud farm in Piber. They grow up here before the best of them move to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.  Not far from Piber, the Barbara thermal spring bubbles up and invites you to relax, enjoy and unwind at the NOVA thermal spa in Köflach. Don't miss the St. Barbara Church in Bärnbach, which was designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

For those who prefer hiking on foot, the west of the Graz region offers many family-friendly hiking tours and summit conquests, alpine hut hikes, pilgrimage trails, reservoir experiences and the Steirarodl, an adventurous summer toboggan run.

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Even more excursion destinations


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Because there are many more sights to discover in the Graz Region!

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Kletterwald Graz Hilmteich

The adventure park in the middle of Graz
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Archery course Altes Almhaus

Archery - the special experience in nature, in Maria Lankowitz. 3D archery course with 37 stations and 89 targets. ...
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Alpaka Zottlerhof

The Zottlerhof high above Semriach invites you to feel good or to feel wool with all your senses.
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Paragliding Schöckl

Paragliders and hang gliders are able to take advantage to the excellent thermic conditions. “The mountains are...
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Tieber Leisure Centre

Once a gravel pit, today this up-to-date recreation centre has opportunities for sport, a camp site with fixed pitches,...
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Bogensport Archery Freaks

Concentration and tranquillity in archery in Ligist. The Archery Freaks course consists of a shooting range with...
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Adventure way sebastian RELOADED®

Sebastian RELOADED® – the best route to increased wellbeing (Sebastian Kneipp’s way). Sebastian RELOADED – the...
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Bartholomäer Kegelstatt

Discover the traditional Luahmbudln at the Kegelstatt in St. Bartholomä - a game that combines skill and community.
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outdoor swimming pool particularly suitable for families Swimming pool particularly suitable for families.
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City beach I Stadtstrand Graz

South of the "Seifenfabrik Graz" I Andersengasse 59, 8041 Graz This newly designed recreation area invites you to spend...
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Family adventure pool Ligist

Bathing fun for the whole family in Ligist! A slide, a swing grotto, massage jets, jumping pedestals and swimming lanes...
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Erlebnisbad Semriach

It’s a cheerful, homely experience at Freibad Semriach. No need for a huge aqua-park for people to find something to...
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