Discover & Buy Creative Items
Have you seen it? If you like to browse through shops, you can't miss the shopping streets in Graz. The best for strolling and shopping in particular are Herrengasse, Schmiedgasse and Sporgasse in the Graz culture and culinary capital. Many more streets and squares can be discovered in the historic old town and invite you to find creative products or design businesses, such as the trendy Lendviertel [Lend district]. But note: not just Graz has attractive shopping streets. Many other historic cities excite with shopping options, stores and specialities - from Mariazell to Bad Radkersburg.
If you are looking for Styrian products at their finest, you will find these at the farmers' markets: the markets in the city and country are long-standing and popular among all Styrians to this day. When Styrians want to have fresh products during the week or at the weekend, they grab a basket and cycle to the nearest farmers' market. Whether in the capital city or in the middle of the regions and villages, it's a pleasure to shop at the farmers' markets with a little chatting here and there. A recommendation for city tours: the market at Kaiser-Josef-Platz in Graz is a particularly popular farmers' market. It is always open except on Sundays and is the largest and oldest farmers' market in Graz. Abundant icing-coated or spicy-savoury delicacies line up next to creative flower arrangements and other regional products. In addition to this farmers' market, many other markets in the Green Heart of Austria sweeten the day. From the Schladming farmers' market in the north to the Leibnitz farmers' market in the south, Styria is proud of its fresh regional treats.
Do you like design and fashion or do you prefer traditional costume? Well, again Styria has its insider tips for all tastes. Flea markets, design festivals, creative businesses and a lively creative industry offer the sweet torment of choice. Customs and history are reflected in the Styrian traditional costume. You can fall in love: with the materials and colours of the traditional costumes. The so-called "dirndls", the women's garb with regional characteristics, come in all patterns, combinations and colours. The men's traditional costumes also vary by region. The Styrians are then particularly chic in their holiday attire. There are a variety of different traditional costume businesses with copious amounts of clothing to browse through not only in the Graz inner city, but also in the regions, in Ausseerland in particular.