Graz und Region Graz
The futuristic looking Murinsel and the Graz Art Museum fit harmoniously into the old town. The opera, theatre, open-air and cabaret theatres and the cathedral in the mountain offer everything the heart desires - from classic opera or drama to the Diagonale Film Festival, from styriarte to the street art festival La Strada or ""Aufsteirern". Don't forget Graz Advent with the heavenly lighting, ice nativity set and atmospheric Christmas markets.
But cuisine is another major topic! Cosy, authentic Styrian food or stylish modern restaurants - quality is top priority in Austria's only culinary capital. From the city to the country in 10 minutes with tremendous opportunities to dive into enchanting nature and culture: the Kesselfallklamm [gorge] is wildly romantic, the Lurgrotte is mysterious, the Schöckl mountain is sporty, the Austrian sculpture park is full of art, the Rein Abbey and the Austrian open-air museum in Stübing are impressive and Frohnleiten is picturesque. There are festivals, theatre and culinary events everywhere you look. If you want to discover these places by bike, the Mur cycling path and the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour are just the things for you. Both tours combine the old town with the striking Schlossberg [castle mountain] right in the middle of the most beautiful destinations of the Graz region.
The title of culinary capital can be properly experience along the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour. The tour initially takes you through the region to the west of Graz that is still predominantly agricultural and then brings you right into the heart of the old town. Because of this route, you can easily discover the culinary side of Graz in a variety of ways and facets. There's no shortage of wine either!
A city of the world. Since being included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Graz old town has been particularly distinguished: from the historic centre and the attractive rooftops to the magnificent Castle Eggenberg. And that's not all. Graz is also a UNESCO City of Design and cuisine capital. Culture and nature, on the other hand, form a single unit in the Graz region. Here there is contemporary art and authentic folk culture, and plenty of cultural enjoyment in the middle of the green countryside. The region also impresses with grottoes and churches, climatic spas, an open-air museum and much more.