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Activities for your leisure time in Graz

Recreational zones in the city

Graz offers without a doubt more than enough sights for a city trip. If you want to spend a full or half a day more actively, take a look at the various activities, like running, cycling or tennis. Graz offers various green and quiet areas for your work-out, recreation or leisure. 

Green area & parks in the centre of Graz
Parks in the centre of Graz. © Graz Tourismus, Copyright Harry Schiffer

Hilmteich recreational area

Close to the city centre you will find the Hilmteich pond and the neighbouring Leechwald forest, a popular excursion destination and recreational area. Walks and paths for running, a climbing and adventure park, various beautiful rest areas and boat rides on the pond invite you to recreational hours for your leisure. During the winter the pond becomes an ice skating ground. The gorgeous Hilmteich Castle on the pondside is home to diverse flowers and horticulture and offers great culinary delicacies. 

Running on the green

In the middle of Graz and yet on the green. You will find various running trails here that start right at the hotel. Take on the path through the Leechwald forest close to the Hilmteich. If you don't mind a more hilly area with ascents and descents then you will enjoy great running tours here on the sign-posted paths. 

Sports fields

Fancy a game of tennis? Then check in at the All-round-tennis-centre Graz. Six indoor courts as well as three outdoor clay courts are waiting for your leisure day here. 

Graz on the bicycle

In Graz cycling enthusiasts will find a network of 106 kilometres of cycling paths. Cycle out of the city on the popular Mur cycling trail, which stretches through Styria from Murau to Radkersburg. You can also book an e-bike for your tour – ask for the rental stations in the city. 

Nearby parks

Indulgence holiday in Graz
Indulgence in Graz

If you want to enjoy a walk in the park, there is always one nearby. Right at your hotel's doorstep you will find the Meranpark and the Stadtpark is with the Schlossberg is also not far away. Take a walk there or go for a run, it's all located within walking distance. 

Parkhotel Spa & Pool

In our hotel's own spa you can regenerate and relax during your leisure. Enjoy a work-out in our gym and use the pool for a swim. In the spa area you can relax in the sauna or during a wellness or beauty treatment. Our female business guests will find yoga mats and yoga instructions in the special business rooms for ladies.

Combine a city trip with light and balancing activities in and around Graz. Send us your no obligation holiday enquiry for your room at the Parkhotel Graz!