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Current Events in Graz

Current Events

At the Parkhotel Graz, you are in the very center of the city, an ideal starting point to fully enjoy the cultural offers of Austria’s second largest town.



Psalm ist the Easter festival by the house of styriarte, the little sister of the summer festival. It’s almost always about the theme of the season – death and resurrection, the awakening of nature in spring. And, same as with the religious celebrations in this season, there are interferences of much older rituals; PSALM is always about the encounter between different cultures, and about everything new arising from such an encounter.


28.03.2021 - 05.05.2021

event-Historic centre walking tour

Historic centre walking tour

Graz tempts you - narrow alleys, monumental buildings and modern architecture. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through one of the most fascinating historic city centres in Europe; at once young, cheeky and innovative.


Registration required!


Mon - Sun, 2.30 p.m.


Meeting Point:Graz Tourist Information


Price: adults € 13.50 | reduced (students, pensioners, disabled) € 10.00 | children (6 - 15 years) € 7.50 | 3-day tourist ticket € 7.00




01.04.2021 - 30.12.2021

Montag Dienstag Mittwoch Donnerstag Freitag Salzburg Sonntag

event-KLANGLICHT – The Festival of Sound and Vision

KLANGLICHT – The Festival of Sound and Vision

Explore the elements of light and sound as KLANGLICHT transforms the inner city of Graz into a centre of luminous poetry from 21 to 23 April 2019. Curated and organised by Bühnen Graz, Austria's unique light and sound festival is already being held for the 5th time. In 2019, water, fire, earth and air will radiate light and sound in a wholly unique way.


On three evenings, national and international artists at KLANGLICHT transform the Styrian provincial capital into a truly magical place for the eyes, the ears and the heart with impressive façade projections, fascinating colourful landscapes and enchanting sounds. Emotion and wonder, light, sound and magic – free admission, open in all weather conditions!


30.04.2021 - 02.05.2021

event-Open-top bus tour

Open-top bus tour

While you enjoy the breezy atmosphere of a trip with an open-top, you hear all about things worth knowing about the city and its sights. From this vintage point it's a whole new world!


May - September 2021

every Monday - Friday & Sunday, 11 am, Saturday 11 am and 1 pm


Meeting Point:Kunsthaus Graz, Lendkai 1

Price: adults € 19.50 | children (age -15) € 9.90 | with 72-hour ticket € 18.50 (adults) and € 9.50 (children)

Including: ride on an open-top bus, professional tour guide

Duration: 1.5 hours

Language: German/English


Tickets can be bought from the bus driver and by Holding Graz!


03.05.2021 - 30.09.2021

Freitag Salzburg Sonntag

event-Design Month - Graz - Postponed

Design Month - Graz - Postponed

Design Month condenses the energy of the creative scene into the space of one month and makes it visible from outside. Direct experience of design at a number of events plays a key role in anchoring the meaning of creative processes within people's consciousness (various event locations).


Postponed to 2021!


For groups from 15 persons:

08.05.2021 - 06.06.2021



Five nights of concerts, live acts and DJ lines - presentations, discussions, workshops, installations and performances - put together with initiatives, labels, artists, experts and activists at and around the Schlossberg hill of Graz. 


21.05.2021 - 24.05.2021

event-Schlossberg hill walking tour

Schlossberg hill walking tour

Go and “conquer” the Graz castle hill by Schlossbergbahn funicular. Be enchanted by beautiful views and interesting historical insights. Step up onto creaking floorboards, marvel at the enormous “Liesl” and climb up the clock tower. The walk starts at Schlossbergplatz square and ends via the lift inside the hill.


May - October 2021, every Saturday, 11 am

The guided tour takes place whatever the weather.


Meeting point: Schlossbergplatz square by the fountain

Price: adults: € 16.50 (with 72-hour ticket: € 12.00) | children (6–15 years): € 8.00,

Advance booking required!

Including: guide, Schlossbergbahn funicular & Schlossberg lift, entry to clock tower & bell tower

Language: German/english


29.05.2021 - 02.10.2021


event-springfestival graz

springfestival graz

From 19 to 23. June 2019, the springfestival will once again transform Graz into a vibrant centre for electronic art and music. Well over 100 international acts captivate more than 10,000 festival visitors every year, who make pilgrimages to the Styrian capital from all over Europe. Live concerts, live electronic performances, DJ acts, visual art and interactive installations make the springfestival a best of the international electronic art and music scene.


02.06.2021 - 06.06.2021



Let’s gather an image of the world. In Graz. In the cinema.

From March 24 to 29, 2020 the Diagonale turns to the joyful exploration of Austrian film and relies on exchange, encounter, and dialogue in doing so. As essential meeting point for film enthusiasts from Austria and abroad, the Diagonale screens roughly 100 current Austrian films in the competition. There’s lots to discover in Graz. In the cinema, on the screen, and beyond.


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08.06.2021 - 13.06.2021

event-Mountainfilm Graz

Mountainfilm Graz

Once again a full programme of exciting films awaits you - one of which will ultimately be awarded the Grand Prix gy an international jury. Additional events such as photo exhibitions, slide shows etc. guarantee a wide range of interest for the visitor. 


11.06.2021 - 12.06.2021

event-styriarte 2020 - Gifts of the Night

styriarte 2020 - Gifts of the Night

In the night, some seek peace and quiet, while others look for excitement and adventure. The night always awakens particularly intense emotions, however, which is why composers from all periods have passionately sung its praises, in all of its facets. In 2020, inspired by Johann Joseph Fux’s opera “Gli Ossequi della notte”, the styriarte will be immersing itself in nocturnal musical revelations.


For groups from 15 persons:

25.06.2021 - 25.07.2021



The real lives of the residents of the district of Gries play out between notorious streets, the red light district and showy graffiti. Experience the variety of a multicultural area full of innovative ideas.


July - October 2021 | every Thursday, 6pm (German & English),

except public holidays

The guided tour takes place whatever the weather.


Meeting point: Hotel Weitzer under the glass roof (Arche-Noah-Gasse)

Duration: 2 hours

Prices: adults € 20.00 | no reduction for children, advance booking required!

Including: guide, culinary conclusion in the Gries district

Booking & Information: Graz Tourist Information, Herrengasse 16, T +43/316/8075-0


Reservation required till 2pm!


01.07.2021 - 28.10.2021




Each year participants from all over the world attend the comprehensive courses offered at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz. The enormous enthusiasm of these young up-and-coming artists makes the AIMS concerts a truly special experience (various event locations).


For groups from 15 persons:

05.07.2021 - 15.08.2021



Urban flair meets creative scene! What turns a city quarter into a scene quarter? Experience it live in the trendiest and most creative quarter in the city. Join us to discover the not-so-well-known district of "Lend" with its hip design, forward-looking projects, stylish businesses, young ideas, relaxed bars and great in-places. 


July - October 2021 | every Wednesday, 6pm

Meeting point: Murinsel

Duration: 2 hours

Prices: adults € 20.00 | no reduction for children

Including: guided tour with a selection of little snacks in the Lend district

Booking & Information: Graz Tourist Information, T +43/316/8075-0


Reservation required!


07.07.2021 - 27.10.2021


event-Graz at twilight

Graz at twilight

Old lanterns in narrow alleys, illuminated façades, flashing light signals from an alien, the radiance of an island. Be enchanted by the magical evening atmosphere of Graz.


July – September 2021, every Wednesday and Friday, 8.30pm

The guided tour takes place whatever the weather.


Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: adults: € 13.50 | students, retired persons, persons with special needs € 10.00 | with 72-hour ticket € 7.50 | children (6–15 years): € 7.00

Advance booking required!

Meeting point:Graz Tourist Information, Herrengasse 16, 8010 Graz'

Language: English/German


21.07.2021 - 29.09.2021

Mittwoch Freitag

event-La Strada

La Strada

La Strada Graz, the international festival for street art, puppet theatre, new circus and community art, is known for its skilful connection of people with art and performance. For many years, it has opened up blank spaces in an artistic way, discovered future parts of the city and made urban spaces into the city’s great stages (various event locations)!


For groups from 15 persons:

30.07.2021 - 07.08.2021

event-Long Table of Graz

Long Table of Graz

Unfortunately due to the impact of the Corona crisis we had to postpone the "Long Table of Graz" from August 22, 2020 to August 21, 2021. We would not have been able to fulfill the high expectations of this event this year.


The tickets will remain valid until next year. If you have purchased your ticket already no actions from your side are needed, this will be your ticket for 2021.


Also, if you have booked a Long Table Package through our office, this package will remain its value for 2021. You will be contacted by a member of our team.


If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at info@graztourismus.at.


On August 21st 2021, the historic centre of Graz will turn into a giant open air restaurant. Just imagine sitting down at a festively decorated table and enjoying a delicious dinner with matching wines and musical entertainment, with another 750 guests for company in the heart of the old town. The evening starts at the atmospheric Landhaushof, where you will enjoy a commentated beer and wine tasting accompanied by little amuse bouches.


You will then be shown to your seat at a beautifully decorated Long Table. The Chefs of the participating Restaurants are planning a five course dinner, and their wine-chefs will guide you through an exclusive set of accompanying wines. Enjoy the dinner and the music. It will be, without no doubt, a completely unique experience. 


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21.08.2021 - 21.08.2021

event-Concerts at Eggenberg Palace

Concerts at Eggenberg Palace

In the architecturally and acoustically perfect setting of the Planetensaal hall at Eggenberg Palace, internationally celebrated musicians will perform classical and modernist classic works, opening up completely new worlds of sound.


08.09.2021 - 12.09.2021



The route passes through the inner city of Graz, past its mostbeautiful sights, such as Hauptplatz main square, the Uhrturm clock tower , Freiheitsplatz and Karmeliterplatz squares. At least 15 spectacular and physically demanding obstacles will be placed to obstruct runners along the 10-km-long route, whilst the thousands of spectators close to the action will create a fantastic atmosphere.


11.09.2021 - 11.09.2021



For a whole day, the Graz Old Town is transformed into a stage, or rather a village square, with a vibrant foray into the many sides of traditional Styrian folk culture.


For groups from 15 persons:

17.09.2021 - 19.09.2021

event-Euroskills GRAZ 2021

Euroskills GRAZ 2021

The European Championship of Young Professionals will take place in Graz for the first time in January 2021. Around 600 young professionals from 6 professional groups and 30 countries will compete for victory in around 45 jobs. They will be accompanied by up to 1,500 supervisors and attract tens of thousands of visitors to Graz.


22.09.2021 - 26.09.2021


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