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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 - no tours in november!

Historic centre walking tour - no tours in november!

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!


Daily, Mon - Sun, 2.30 p.m.

There are no guided tours on: 24.12, 25.12., 26.12.2022 and 01.01.2023


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




02.01.2022 - 30.12.2022

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.


May - October 2022, 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

Attention: 3G Rule


07.05.2022 - 29.10.2022




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. 


June - September 2022 | 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!


01.06.2022 - 28.09.2022




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.


June - September 2022 | 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!


02.06.2022 - 29.09.2022




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. 


For groups from 15 persons:

24.06.2022 - 24.07.2022



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:

04.07.2022 - 14.08.2022

event-Jazz Concerts at Murinsel

Jazz Concerts at Murinsel

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


06.07.2022 - 25.08.2022


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 2022, 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


06.07.2022 - 30.09.2022

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:

29.07.2022 - 06.08.2022

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 21, 2021 to August 20, 2022. 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 2022. Also, if you have booked a Long Table Package through our office, this package will remain its value for 2022.


We ask for your understanding that there are currently no tickets available for the date on August 20, 2022. The event is sold out. 


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


On August 20th 2022, 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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20.08.2022 - 20.08.2022

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.


07.09.2022 - 11.09.2022



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:

16.09.2022 - 18.09.2022

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.


22.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

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:

07.10.2022 - 09.10.2022

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.

  • Wednesday, 12.10.2022, 15.00 - 18.00
  • Thursday, 13.10.2022, 15.00 - 18.00
  • Wednesday. 19.10.2022, 15.00 - 18.00
  • Monday, 24.10.2022, 13.30 - 16.30 and 15.00 - 18.00 
  • Tuesday, 25.10.2022, 13.30 - 16.30 and 15.00 - 18.00 
  • Thursday, 27.10.2022, 13.30 - 16.30 and 15.00 - 18.00 
  • Friday, 28.10.2022, 09.00 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 16.30 
  • Saturday, 29.10.2022, 09.00 - 12.00 
  • Monday, 31.10.2022, 12.00 - 15.00 
  • Wednesday, 02.11.2022, 12.00 - 15.00 and 13.30 - 16.30 
  • Thursday, 03.11.2022, 12.00 - 15.00 and 13.30 - 16.30 
  • Friday, 04.11.2022, 13.30 - 16.30 
  • Saturday, 05.11.2022, 09.00 - 12.00 
  • Wednesday, 09.11.2022, 13.30 - 16.30 
  • Thursday, 10.11.2022, 13.30 - 16.30 

12.10.2022 - 10.11.2022

event-Graz Truffle Festival

Graz Truffle Festival

Graz can boast a small culinary sensation, which is the crowning glory of Graz the „Capital of Delight“: seven different types and varieties of truffles have been discovered in the city forests of Graz!


The truffle is considered to be a culinary treasure and a diamond in the kitchen. According to tradition, these mushrooms, which grow underground and are extremely difficult to detect, were already very popular in ancient Egypt. Even the burgundy truffle, coveted by gourmets, has been harvested in Graz. To mark this, a truffle festival will take place again in 2022. The truffle festival‘s programme includes guided hikes, aninternational truffle market with specialities and high-quality truffle creations. And the partner companies in the Capital of Delight also offer a whole host of sophisticated culinary highlights – with the „Graz Truffle“ of course!


24.10.2022 - 06.11.2022

event-International truffle market

International truffle market

International truffle market in Paradeishof (inner court of Kastner & Öhler)


Following the great success of last year, Graz Capital of Delights invites you once again in autumn 2022 to an international truffle market in the Paradeishof, where many international exhibitors will once again bring excellent, high-quality truffle specialities from their respective regions.


24.10.2022 - 05.11.2022

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!


27.10.2022 - 30.10.2022

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. 


15.11.2022 - 22.11.2022

event-Start of the Christmas Markets 2022

Start of the Christmas Markets 2022

The Advent markets start on November 18th 2022 and are open for you until December 24th! Experience the advent of short distances - all markets are within easy walking distance!




18.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

event-The Christmas tree

The Christmas tree

Our thanks also go to the City of Graz Fire Services, the team at Holding Graz Services and the team at Energie Graz, who give us essential assistance each year erecting the Christmas tree and hanging the lights.


The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday November 26th, 2022, at 4.30pm in Hauptplatz square. Following that, the “Eiskrippe” ice nativity scene in Landhaushof courtyard will be officially opened.




26.11.2022 - 26.11.2022


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