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Events in Graz

Film, music and Styrian events

Various high-quality events and festival make Graz the urban hotspot it is considered to be in the Austrian culture scene. Nationwide known festival like the Diagonale and the Styriarte, but also other events that celebrate Styrian culture turn Graz into the centre of attraction for a wide national and international audience. Find the perfect accommodation for your Styrian culture holiday at the Parkhotel Graz. 

Events & highlights in the centre of Graz
Events & highlights. © Graz Tourismus, Copyright Harry Schiffer


Every year the Austrian film industry comes to Graz, where the popular Diagonale film festival has been taking place since 1998. More than 25,000 visitors went to the film screenings and other events during the Diagonale in 2013. The Austrian premieres and the world premieres are much-anticipated events. 


“Old masters, new interpretations” - that's the motto at the Styrian festival for classical and old music, which enchants music fans in Graz for one month in the summer. The classic festival was introduced in 1985 and is dedicated to the conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. It brings various, famous artists on the city's stages, who then perform new interpretations of old works. The visitors appreciate especially the delightful and historic atmosphere at the different venues, like the Stefanisaal, Eggenberg Castle or the Helmut-List Hall. 

La Strada

La Strada, the international festival for street and puppet theatres, turns the Graz old town into one huge stage during a couple of days in July. Beautiful and spectacular performances, quiet and worldly-wise plays – the range of productions by artists from Graz and Europe is very wide. 

Styrian Autumn

The Styrian Autumn is Europe's oldest and most traditional festival for “new” art and has been held since 1968. Its programme offers not only all facets of contemporary art, but offers also a platform for new, first-class productions. According to the festivals directions, the performances take place at always new and extraordinary venues like empty industrial buildings, display windows, bridges and very often public premises. 


“Styrian catwalk”, that's the event in a nutshell. Characterised by the Styrian costume trends, models present the latest costume designs on the catwalk in front of the city hall. The VOIXmusik on air on Graz main square is also typical Styrian as well as the farmers' market on Kaiser-Josef-Platz. As a guest at the Parkhotel Graz you will benefit from a Styrian Weekend package deal that we have created exclusively for you:

Included services

  • 2 nights in a superior double room including breakfast
  • Styrian gourmet meal at the FLORIAN restaurant
  • PRACHT der TRACHT traditional costume fashion show on Friday evening (seat under the roof)
  • Visit at the “AUFSTEIRERN” town party on Sunday
  • Presentational plate with Styrian delicacies in the room
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 3 day ticket for tram/bus (incl. Schlossberg lift and cable car and discounts at all the museums)
  • Access to the hotel's own SPA area with indoor pool, sauna and gym)
  • Free parking space on the hotel parking area

Package price per person in the Romantic Double Room: EUR 245,-

Package deal valid from 13th to 15th September 2013

The team at the Parkhotel Graz will gladly organise the ticket reservation for any event for you. Send us your no obligation holiday enquiry today.