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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 - Sat, 2.30 p.m.

from July also on Sunday

 

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

 

29.05.2020 - 30.12.2020

Montag Dienstag Mittwoch Donnerstag Freitag Salzburg

event-Electro shuttle city tours

Electro shuttle city tours

Embark on a 40-minute round trip including audio explanation and musical accompaniment. Discover the sights of Graz, the ‘Capital of Delight’, with us. Not only architecture, world cultural heritage and design; you will also take unforgettable memories home with you.

 

Daily from 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm and on request

 

Stops: Kaiser Franz Josef Kai 12/corner Schlossbergplatz No. 2 and at Freiheitsplatz square

Languages: english | german

Price: adults € 9.00 | children (4–12 years) € 4.50 | family discount € 19.50 (2 adults + 2 children 4–12) | group discount from 15 persons € 8.00

Tickets can be bought from the bus driver and at Graz Tourist Information, Herrengasse 16

Bookings: T+43/664/9535777, info@graz-sightseeing.at, www.graz-sightseeing.at/english-graz-sightseeing

 

01.07.2020 - 08.11.2020

Montag Dienstag Mittwoch Donnerstag Freitag Salzburg Sonntag

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 2020. 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!

 

28.10.2020 - 02.11.2020

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.

  • 28.10., 29.10., 30.10., 31.10., 04.11. and 05.11.2020, 9 am – 12 pm
  • 29.10. and 30.10.2020, 2 pm – 5 pm
  • 31.10., 04.11. and 05.11.2020, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
  • 06.11. and 07.11.2020, 12 pm – 3 pm

28.10.2020 - 07.11.2020

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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 2020 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.

 

28.10.2020 - 02.11.2020

Mittwoch Donnerstag Freitag Salzburg

event-Start of the Christmas Markets

Start of the Christmas Markets

The Advent markets start on November 20th and are open for you until December 24th! Experience the advent of short distances - all markets are within easy walking distance!

 

The focus of "Advent in Graz" this year is on strolling in the city center and shopping in the fresh air on the Advent markets without food stands. With the beautiful Christmas lights, the ice crib, the illuminated Christmas tree and other attractions, the city center offers a calm and atmospheric experience like in earlier times in the run-up to Christmas.

 

 

 

20.11.2020 - 24.12.2020

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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.

 

23.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

event-The Christmas tree will shine brightly from 28.11.2020!

The Christmas tree will shine brightly from 28.11.2020!

The Christmas tree will shine brightly from November 28, 2020!

 

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.

 

Unfortunately this event cannot take place this year due to the Covid-19 regulations! We look forward to 2021!

 

28.11.2020 - 24.12.2020

event-The ice nativity scene - the highlight of Advent in Graz

The ice nativity scene - the highlight of Advent in Graz

Now a traditional feature of Advent in Graz, awaited with great excitement every year: the ice nativity scene in the Landhaus courtyard. Ice sculpture, light and the courtyard’s beautiful surroundings together create a magical atmosphere that is sure to leave all visitors in awe. The well-known ice sculptor Kimmo Frosti and his international ice-sculpting team will create a magical Christmas nativity scene out of ice in the Landhaus courtyard. Made with about 35 tons of crystal-clear ice, the crib is sure to be an amazing – if short-lived – work of art again this year.

 

Start of work: Fri, 27.11.2020

Completion: Sat, 28.11.2020

 

Unfortunately this event cannot take place this year due to the Covid-19 regulations! We look forward to 2021!

 

28.11.2020 - 06.01.2021

event-Traditional "Krampus and Perchten" procession - CANCELED!

Traditional "Krampus and Perchten" procession - CANCELED!

Unfortunately the traditional "Krampus and Perchten" procession cannot take place this year due to the Covid-19 regulations! We look forward to 2021!

 

An event not to be missed! The traditional "Krampus and Perchten" procession taking place in Graz on Sunday, the 29th of November 2020 (between 4 pm and 6 pm) is a much loved traditional event which attracts visitors from all over. More than 500 "Perchten", evil demons and St Nicholasses will assemble once again in the Herrengasse for this annual event. Everyone excitedly awaits the arrival of the evil figures in their brightly decorated, grotesque looking masks and costumes. The figures will mix with the crowds with their rattling chains. An event not to be missed!

 

29.11.2020 - 29.11.2020

event-Grieskindlmarket on Nikolaiplatz square

Grieskindlmarket on Nikolaiplatz square

Grieskindlmarket on Nikolaiplatz square – the sustainable Christmas market

Friday, 04.12. – Sunday, 06.12.2020, 12.00 - 18.00


With Nicholas looking down on Nikolaiplatz square, the Styrian designer scene presents hand-made products from the worlds of fashion, home decoration, natural cosmetics, jewellery and accessories. Here the focus is on sustainability, ecological  management and “less waste”.

 

04.12.2020 - 06.12.2020

Freitag

event-New Year's Eve Market Kapistran-Pieller-Platz / Kleine Neutorgasse

New Year's Eve Market Kapistran-Pieller-Platz / Kleine Neutorgasse

New Year's Eve market on Kapistran-Pieller-Platz / Kleine Neutorgasse

 

The "Kinderadvent Kleine Neutorgasse" will light up the city until New Year's Eve.

26.12. until December 31, 2020, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

26.12.2020 - 31.12.2020

event-Farmer's market on Mariahilferplatz

Farmer's market on Mariahilferplatz

December 29 to December 31, 2020:

Farmers' market on Mariahilferplatz in Graz. Freely accessible!

 

29.12.2020 - 31.12.2020

event-Latino New Year's Eve concert at Mariahilferplatz

Latino New Year's Eve concert at Mariahilferplatz

Tuesday, December 29th: Latino New Year's Eve concert from 7 p.m.

Graz / Mariahilferplatz

With Silvio Gabriel and his combo, who have been enchanting fans at Lendplatz in Graz for years. Cuba Libre in perfection!

Registration: From October 16, with Ö-Ticket. Booking fee € 5.-

 

29.12.2020 - 29.12.2020

event-Farmer's New Year's Eve concert at Mariahilferplatz

Farmer's New Year's Eve concert at Mariahilferplatz

Farmer's New Year's Eve concert from 7 p.m.

Graz / Mariahilferplatz, live with Egon7.

Registration: From October 16, with Ö-Ticket. Booking fee € 5.-

 

30.12.2020 - 30.12.2020

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New Year‘s Eve run and New Year‘s Eve concert on Mariahilferplatz

Thursday, December 31: New Year's Eve run from 10 a.m.,

Graz-Mariahilferplatz. Late entries are possible on site until 1 p.m.

Registration: www.graz-silvesterlauf.at

 

Thursday, December 31: New Year's Eve concert from 9 p.m.,

Graz / Mariahilferplatz with Egon7 live.

Registration: From October 16, with Ö-Ticket. Booking fee € 5.-

 

31.12.2020 - 31.12.2020

event-New Year's Eve at Hauptplatz – Brilliant year-end of superlatives - again in 2021!

New Year's Eve at Hauptplatz – Brilliant year-end of superlatives - again in 2021!

Unfortunately this event cannot take place this year due to the Covid-19 regulations! We look forward to 2021!

 

Look forward to a spectacle in the middle of Graz!

 

Water, fire, lasers and light combined to deliver an impressive show involving an awesome performance before the wonderful backdrop of the city hall of Graz. Fascinating video projection onto a screen of water will delight one and all, making New Year celebrations a highlight.

 

5.30pm: Family show – a treat for the whole family – music from the current charts, well-known pop and rock songs in combination with videos on the water screen.

 

7.30pm: Time travel – a journey through the history of humanity – from the Big Bang via the Moon landing to the present day

 

9pm: Family show (repeat of 5.30pm)

 

10.30pm: Time travel (repeat of 7.30pm)

 

12am: Grand Finale – New Year’s show: a musical mix of familiar classics and showy film soundtracks

 

31.12.2020 - 01.01.2021

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New Year's Concert at the Graz Opera

01.01.2021 - 01.01.2021

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

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vokal total

20 years and still Graz’s best-kept secret - vokal.total is among the most important international competitions in the A Cappella world. Its 20th anniversary will once again be celebrated in the unique atmosphere of the Dom im Berg location in Graz. A celebration of joy in music and a diverse range of participants from all over the world

 

For groups from 15 persons:

20.07.2021 - 24.07.2021

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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

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