Colors of Graz - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
In order to get acquainted with the multifaceted culture of local residents, travellers are recommended to visit colorful national holidays that take place in Graz every year. Each celebration and festival is distinguished by a rich choice of different unique traditions. The tradition to celebrate some festivals first appeared several centuries ago, while other holidays have appeared recently. Regardless of age, these celebrations are surely of a great interest for both locals and foreigners.
Your active city break in Graz. Attractions, recreation and entertainment - best places to spend your day and night here
Fans of active pastime will surely appreciate a huge choice of entertainment venues in Graz. Schlossberg Park is a perfect destination for hiking and outdoor recreation. Here you can spend a … Open
Graz is an ancient city and a capital of Styria region of Austria. In XII century Graz was an amazing residence of Habsburg dynasty that left to the city its historical district, the Old … Open
We simply can’t fail to mention numerous religious festivals, the most symbolic of which is All Saints Day. The first mentions of the festival belong to the 7th century. During its long history the festival has gained a lot of interesting customs. Nowadays All Saints Day is the time to commemorate dead relatives, and when night falls to the city, many locals try fortune telling. On this day you can try to attract good luck, look into the future and prepare healing teas from herbs and charms. Many traditions have appeared more than one hundred years ago.
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Unique landmarks in Graz and around
Aiola IslandFrom the series “The most unusual and strange bridges on Earth”
Check on the map: Distance from Graz center - 0 km.The unique sight of the world is located in the Austrian city of Graz. Here the only bridge restaurant extends across the Mur River 'Aiola Island' across the Mur River. The restaurant has long been a favorite place for the city dwellers and is considered an attractive attraction for the tourists. In the middle of this modern pedestrian bridge, which connects two banks of the river, is the beautiful glazed pavilion. … Read further
Stairs to SchlossbergFrom the series “Furious footways around the world that make you dizzy”
Check on the map: Distance from Graz center - 1 km.One of the main attractions of the Austrian city of Graz is the Clock Tower Schlossberg. Its top is clearly visible from any part of the city.The only way to go up to the tower is to walk along a steep staircase with the same name. A steep staircase of zigzag shape was carved right in the rock, it has 260 steps and starts from the Schlossbergplatz square. … Read further
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Graz. Learn the best periods to visit Graz to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Graz.