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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.

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

 

German/english

 

19.05.2021 - 30.12.2021

Montag Dienstag Mittwoch Donnerstag Freitag Salzburg Sonntag

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.

 

22nd 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

 

22.05.2021 - 02.10.2021

Salzburg

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Once upon a time - Exhibition

Humankind once saw itself as an integral part of nature.  All across the ancient world origin myths where humans were intimately linked with trees and nature, were shared around campfires. The exhibition grows out of concern about the condition of our planet and the ecological disaster in which the Earth finds itself as a result of our rejection of this ancient understanding.

 

In the past 25 years, the world has lost 1.3 million square km of forest. Increased air pollution, loss of drinking water and global warming are all direct consequences of deforestation. ONCE UPON A TIME aims to ask questions about the identity of the human race and the consequences of ecocide we are responsible for.

 

Artists: Alfred Lenz | Bartholomäus Traubeck | Nika Rukavina | Breathe Earth Collective | Esad Babačić | Catrin Bolt | Markus Hiesleitner |ONKO | k.ada | Kathi Velik

 

Opening times: daily from 8 a.m. to midnight

 

30.05.2021 - 30.11.2021

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

event-Grieswalk

Grieswalk

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

On September 25, 2021, 3 pm and 6 pm 

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

Donnerstag

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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!

 

July - September 2021: 

Friday (11 am), Saturday (11 am and 1 pm), Sunday and public holidays (11 am)

 

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!

 

02.07.2021 - 26.09.2021

event-Lendwalk

Lendwalk

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

Mittwoch

event-Jazz Concerts at Murinsel

Jazz Concerts at Murinsel

Monday summer nights will be again the meeting point for jazz lovers at the Murinsel.

 

07.07.2021 - 25.08.2021

Mittwoch

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-Graz Food Festival

Graz Food Festival

The Graz Food Festival offers those with a taste for delight the opportunity not only to sneak a peek behind the scenes at the best caterers’ premises in Graz but also  to experience the fantastic range of styles. The programme covers everything from exceptional dinners with national and international top chefs, tasting sessions, inspiring think-dinners, workshops to culinary tours. Many different event locations.

 

15.08.2021 - 21.08.2021

event-Ironman 70.3 Graz

Ironman 70.3 Graz

In 2021, Graz will become a destination for triathlons. Graz will host a “70.3” Ironman Triathlon. The swimming will take place in the popular Schwarzl leisure centre, where there will be a 1.9 km swimming course to take on. Next, a 90-km-long cycling course with a testing ascent awaits. The second transition zone will be right in the city, where the concluding half-marathon will take place.

 

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15.08.2021 - 15.08.2021

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

event-steirischer herbst - Paranoia TV

steirischer herbst - Paranoia TV

steirischer herbst reacts to today’s fears and uncertainties by reinventing itself as a media consortium. A platform for the uncanny and the unsettling, Paranoia TV is a critical and artistic response to the global pandemic and the complications it has introduced, not only to our everyday lives, but also with regard to producing large-scale art events and exhibitions.

 

09.09.2021 - 10.10.2021

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E-Grazathlon

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

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Aufsteirern

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

event-Grieswalk

Grieswalk

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

On September 25, 2021, 3 pm and 6 pm 

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!

 

25.09.2021 - 25.09.2021

event-Guided truffle walks in the Graz Leechwald

Guided truffle walks in the Graz Leechwald

Hunting for treasure in the Leechwald!

 

In Graz itself, delicious truffles grow beneath the earth, but how do you find these outrageously expensive natural resources? It’s quite simple if you know how and have a hard-working helper with a good nose! Truffle pigs are barely used any more, but you can still see the lively truffle hounds – on a truffle walk in the Graz forest school! There, you will learn a lot about truffles and sustainable forest management. Afterwards you can savour a dish made with the truffles you have found.

  • 01.10.2021, 13.30 - 16.30 
  • 06.10.2021, 15.00 - 18.00 
  • 27.10.2021, 13.30 - 16.30 and 15.00 - 18.00 
  • 28.10.2021, 13.30 - 16.30 and 15.00 - 18.00 
  • 29.10.2021, 13.30 - 16.30 and 15.00 - 18.00 
  • 30.10.2021, 09.00 - 12.00 
  • 02.11.2021, 12.00 - 15.00 and 13.30 - 16.30 
  • 03.11.2021, 12.00 - 15.00 and 13.30 - 16.30 
  • 04.11.2021, 12.00 - 15.00 and 13.30 - 16.30 
  • 05.11.2021, 12.00 - 15.00 and 13.30 - 16.30 
  • 06.11.2021, 09.00 - 12.00 

01.10.2021 - 06.11.2021

event-Graz Marathon

Graz Marathon

The Graz Marathon attracts more than 6000 runners every year. The attractive track starts and finishes at the Graz Opera House, leads in two laps through the University district, along the Schlossberg and passes by the Mur Island and the Kunsthaus, and finally through the historic city center back to the Opera.

 

For groups from 15 persons:

08.10.2021 - 10.10.2021

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Chefdays

CHEFDAYS is Austria’s biggest internationally renowned food symposium and offers selected manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in the top catering sector an unrivalled creative platform for marketing and communication.

From cooking demonstrations to lectures, innovations and trends, there is something in it for every chef or catering professional. CHEFDAYS combines equal portions of inspiration and business.

 

24.10.2021 - 25.10.2021

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