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City break in Graz. Active leisure ideas for Graz - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Graz - Schlossberg 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 whole day walking in shady avenues or enjoying picnic among old trees. Tourists, who want to admire exotic plants and rare flowers, are recommended to visit the local botanical garden, which is located just a short drive from the center of the city. Here you will find a rich collection of beautiful plants and flowers imported from all over the world. Fans of eco-tourism will certainly enjoy a walk in the Leech woodland. A fascinating excursion will certainly help you to appreciate the splendor of the local nature.
A few steps from Graz Cathedral is where you will find one of the most romantic and attractive hotels in the city – Hotel zum Dom - Palais Inzaghi. Lovers seeking to relax in a private … Open
Besides walks in beautiful natural locations, guests of Graz will surely find other interesting entertainment in the city. Fans of gambling will certainly enjoy their visit to Casineum Casino, which is located in the central area of the city. This is the place where you will find traditional gambling tables and modern slot machines, and even an attractive bar. Fledermaus is one of the most popular nightclubs of the city. This is a perfect place of rest for a large company. The club’s hall is decorated in the original Gothic style. Fans of dancing will be delighted with the huge dance floor, and gourmet visitors are welcome to taste specialties and delicious snacks in the cozy bar.
Package club also attracts visitors by a rich choice of food and perfectly matched music program. In Package you can hear music of different directions, from modern compositions to classical melodies to the 80s. Fans of Latin music will simply fall in love with Cohibar Graz club, which often organizes performances of popular music bands. On Mondays the club provides its visitors with free dance lessons, so everyone is welcome to learn how to dance salsa. Copyright
The largest shopping center in Graz is Shopping City Seiersberg, where you can find shops of world-popular brands. A huge choice of clothes is presented in Zara, Mango, Bershka, Vero Moda … Open
Travellers will find a lot of attractive shops and trading centers in simply each district of Graz. Visitors of Frankowitsch trading complex will surely find a lot of interesting items there. Here customers will be offered brand clothes and perfumes, and high-end jewelry. Beautiful gifts and lots of other interesting products can be easily found in Kaiser-Josef-Platz Market. Tourists usually praise Bauernmarkt am Lendplatz Market. Murpark trading center will please its visitors not only by a rich choice of trendy boutiques and jewelry, but also by numerous cozy restaurants and cafes that will make your visit to this mall even more enjoyable.
Graz - Herrengasse viewed from Landeszeughaus Fans of active pastime and unusual leisure activities will surely appreciate descending into the Lurgrotte Peggau Cave. The grotto is famous for having the largest number of stalactites in the world. Inside, you're allowed to take pictures so that not only memories but also photos remain from visiting the unique cave. Take your chance to show them off to friends and relatives. It is recommended to dress warmly because here it is quite cold as in any other cave. In addition, visitors can enjoy colorful shows and order a romantic dinner.
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
Segway tours are quite popular in the city, and this is how you can get closer acquainted with local attractions. Services of this kind are provided by Segytours and Osterreichischer Segway Verein. And there’s really something to see in the city - for example, Burgruine Gösting, the ruins of a castle where you can have a romantic dinner. By the way, behind it, there is a very interesting story about a young lady who thrown herself off the building because of unhappy love. You'll learn more about it during a tour of the castle, you only need to listen carefully. Well, such a beautiful view from the castle's tower can hardly be imagined even by the most talented writer with a fertile imagination.
Kunsthaus in Graz Two more places offering incredibly beautiful views of the capital of Styria are Uhrturm that is rightly considered to be the best viewing point in Arnold Schwarzenegger's hometown, as well as Doppelwendeltreppe, a spiral staircase with interesting architecture - climb it to see that such beautiful places can be not in paradise but here on Earth. A visit to Spanische Hofreitschule Bundesgestüt Piber Farm brings only great experience, especially if you are traveling to Graz with children - they will surely appreciate graceful horses.
Guests of the city traditionally enjoy visiting Grubers Kehlberghof restaurant that specializes in preparation of dishes of Avesta cuisine. The menu of the restaurant features popular dishes … Open
In the hometown of Arnold Schwarzenegger, people are not used to wasting time. Locals prefer to learn everything that is possible, which is confirmed by many workshops available here. Drawing lessons? No problem, you're welcome in Paint It - Salzburg. If there is a desire to learn how to dance tango, many people choose Tango-Baustelle. Those wishing to watch cultural performances like theater or opera are advised to visit Graz Opera, Congress Graz, MUMUTH or Next Liberty - just check the repertoires to find out which program is presently offered.
Graz@Night When it comes to entertainment centers, escape rooms are especially popular. Fox in a Box, Exit The Room, and Braination are considered the best institutions of this kind. Those wishing to take a swim should be advised to visit Auster Sportbad, and if you'd rather watch sports competitions, go to UPC Arena and Merkur Eisstadion where interesting matches are often held. There are facilities for mini-golf enthusiasts - Abenteuer Minigolf and Indoor Minigolf, and bowling players would be happy to open X-Bowl. Graz Fairytale Express is surprising with its interesting atmosphere, this place is definitely worth a visit with small citizens. Fans of active pastime will also enjoy Boulderclub where they can get plenty of climbing.
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 … Open
Graz is also famous for its interesting museums, among which Landeszeughaus, the historic Styrian armory, stands out. It keeps the largest collection of armor and medieval weaponry, which sounds impressive even for those who cannot be called big fans of medieval knighthood. Schloss Eggenberg is a must-have, being one of the hallmarks of the city. Learn more about the history of the city at GrazMuseum and look at space installations at Museum der Wahrnehmung. Another museum worth visiting is the Archaeology Museum, especially if you are a fan of archeology and anthropology, while art connoisseurs will surely appreciate Kunsthaus.
Eggenberg Palace Nightlife facilities in the capital of Styria are created exclusively for fun and nothing else. For fans of cultural pastime, there is Hutzi where you can drink wine and watch theatricals. Those wishing to try the best cocktails in town should head to Lookkool, Ernst Fuchs Bar is ideal for fans of old-fashioned interiors, and Kottulinsky is the perfect place to enjoy dancing to incendiary DJ beats. The same applies to Explosiv Salzburg with its never-ending festive atmosphere.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Graz and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Graz

Aiola Island, Murinsel
Where: Mur 1, Graz;
Café Niú
Where: Harrachgasse 2, Graz;
Where: Färberplatz 1., Graz;
Poco Loco
Where: Halbärthgasse 14, Graz;
Graba 42
Where: Grazbachgasse 42., Graz;
Where: Humboldtstrasse 3., Graz;
Where: Maygasse 5., Graz;
Jazzcafé Stockwerk
Where: Jakominiplatz 18/1, Graz;
Where: Leonhardstrasse 35, Graz;
Hello Josephine
Where: Franziskanergasse 4., Graz;
Where: Mandellstrasse 11., Graz;
Where: Keesgasse 3, Graz;
Where: Rechbauerstrasse 15, Graz;
Where: Sporgasse 38, Graz;
Where: Elisabethstrasse 30., Graz;
Three Monkeys
Where: Elisabethstrasse 31, Graz;
Where: Mariahilferstrasse 24, Graz;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Graz
♥   Nature Park 'Almenland' , 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Falkenstein' , 46.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Mariborsko jezero' , 56.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Jareninski dol' , 57 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Negova in Negovsko jezero' , 65.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Graz
♥   Amusement park 'Freizeitzentrum Stubenberg' Stubenberg, 34.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Wild und Erlebnispark' Mautern in Steiermark, 59 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Märchenpark Neusiedlersee' St. Margarethen, 122.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Wiener Prater' Vienna, 147.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure Park Postojna' Postojna, 170.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Graz
♥   Water park 'H20 Hotel-Therme' , 44.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Sonnentherme Lutzmannsburg' , 102.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Graz - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Graz - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Graz?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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