Region Graz

Tourismusverband Region Graz
Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz
+43 316 8075 0

From city to countryside in 10 minutes. The region combines city feeling and southern flair.

Pleasure and urban lifestyle

The city of Graz combines pleasure, culture, design and an urban lifestyle. But just outside the city gates there is so much to explore and even more to enjoy.

Graz is Austria’s second largest city and only Capital of Delight, the European Capital of Culture 2003 and a City of Design! The lively, charming and Mediterranean-style capital of Styria impresses with a rich range of culture, events, culinary delights and shopping opportunities. Old meets new. Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque mingle with modern architecture. The Graz “Stadtkrone”, the unique roofscape and hidden courtyards make the old town of Graz a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Schlossberg and its clock tower, a landmark well-known beyond the city limits, stand tall in the heart of the city.

Locals love the authentic recreational area just outside the city. As they can recharge their batteries cycling, hiking, forest bathing, golfing or swimming without having to travel far. The Graz Region beckons with top attractions and incomparable adventures in all directions.


The north of Graz region

The mecca of excursion destinations, the north of the Graz Region, is a great area for activities and variety.

Here you can…

  • Pedal in cycling paradise: on the Mur Cycle Path on the Schöckl or whizzing down to the valley on the downhill route that is accessible all year round
  • Stroll leisurely in the Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing
  • Experience history up close at Rein Abbey, the oldest Cistercian monastery in the world still in existence.
  • Gain an insight into the hard work at the once world-famous Deutschfeistritz scythe factory.
  • Visit the pilgrimage church of Maria Straßengel, Styria’s Steffl, visible from afar.
  • Experience romance, atmosphere, cosy beer gardens and historical flair in Frohnleiten.
  • Explore the Lurgrotte, Austria’s largest stalactite cave with water flowing through it, with access points in Peggau and Semriach.
  • Admire the wildly romantic Kesselfall Gorge with its thundering waterfalls.
  • Conquer the Schöckl, Graz’s local mountain, in comfort by cable car and walk along the spring trails near the St. Radegund bei Graz bottom station.


The east of graz region

… is all about health, beauty and well-being. It is a place where the sun shines and your spirits are lifted and you can…


  • Experience health, beauty and well-being in the climatic health resort of Laßnitzhöhe
  • Explore the Arboretum
  • Hike the sebastian RELOADED® Adventure Trail
  • Find peace while forest bathing
  • Get to know the Achteckstadl in Vasoldsberg
  • Discover the Planetary Walk in Eggersdorf near Graz

The south of Graz region

…fans of art, action and adventure get their money’s worth, but relaxation by the lake is also the order of the day – here you can…


  • Visit the open to the public Austrian Sculpture Park, one of the ten best sculpture parks in Europe.
  • Enjoy relaxation and action at Schwarzl Leisure Centre in Premstätten or in the Copacabana.
  • Take off at Jump25, step on the gas at Styria Karting or let off steam in the Adrenalinpark.
  • Taste and feast your way along the Mur Cycle Path…

In the west of graz region

… you can learn about local hero Arnold Schwarzenegger, see the world-famous white horses in the home of the Lipizzaner and go hiking in the unspoilt countryside. Here you can also…


  • Follow the myths and thoughts of Ernst Fuchs  and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
  • Walk in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s footsteps in Thal.
  • Admire the famous white horses at the Lipizzaner Stud in Piber.
  • Explore the “secret of glass” at the Glass Museum Bärnbach.
  • Enjoy the beneficial thermal waters at Therme NOVA in Köflach.
  • Hike, swim, sail and stand-up paddle on the picturesque Packer or Hirzmann reservoir.
  • Explore the Trialpark on the Salzstiegl, whizz down the mountain by Steirarodl .
  • Ski and toboggan in winter.