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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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Schlossbad Bärnbach | © Lipizzanerheimat-Die Abbilderei
  • Bärnbach

Schloßbad Bärnbach

The Schloßbad in Bärnbach offers space for sports enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation.
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Minigolfclub | © Lipizzanerheimat_Die Abbilderei
  • open today
  • Voitsberg

Minigolf Lipizzanerheimat

Two mini golf courses that are also certifed for championship games.
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Minigolfanlage Köflach | © MGC Köflach - Hans Jürgen Bauer
  • Köflach

Minigolf Köflach

Minigolf fun on 2500m² with 18 holes, in Köflach. This course has 18 holes that include varying degrees of difficulty...
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Schießstätte Zangtal Schießstand | © Kettner-FlorianRogner
  • Voitsberg

Schießstätte Zangtal

Hit the bull's eye in Voitsberg, practice makes perfect at the Zangtal shooting range.
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Kletterpark Lipikrax, Köflach, Kinderparcour | © Kletterpark Piber Eddy Aldrian
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  • Köflach

Climbing Park "LipiKrax"

At the foot of the castle hill in Piber, the new climbing park "Lipikrax" awaits with its 60 stations and the "Flying...
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Bewegungspark_01 | © Robert Cescutti
  • Köflach

Bewegungspark Lipizzanerheimat

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Golfstudio Maria Lankowitz | © Golfstudio ML
  • Maria Lankowitz

Golf Club Erzherzog Johann Maria Lankowitz

Golfstudio ML in Maria Lankowitz offers a cutting-edge indoor golf experience with a high-quality Trackman simulator...
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Pumptrack Maria Lankowitz | © CrazyCrossBiker - Andreas Traumüller
  • Maria Lankowitz

Pumptrack facility in Maria Lankowitz

Pumptrack, a very cool mountain bike track, in Maria Lankowitz. A pump track is a specially created mountain bike...
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Grafenteich | © Die Abbilderei
  • Voitsberg

Schlosspark Grafenteich

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Erlebnisbad Voitsberg | © Stadtgemeinde Voitsberg - Mayer
  • Voitsberg

Voitsberg interactive pool

Let off steam, relax and soak up the sun - in Voitsberg!
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