Holidays The Graz Region

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Nature and culture exploration

The scenic Graz holiday region, located amid Styria – Austria's green heart, offers unlimited culture treasures and activities for all ages and preferences. Sports, recreation, action, culture, walking paths, hiking, routes, cycle ways and golf courses take visitors to the area's most beautiful spots. Unspoilt landscapes of natural beauty, genuine traditions deeply rooted in history and UNESCO world heritage highlights like the historical old town of Graz await you here. The Schlossberg mountain is an absolute must since it makes a truly unrivaled vantage point that overlooks the town of Graz and the surrounding hills and vineyards. A glass elevator or a cable car easily give access to the region's most renowned panoramic spot. The world-famous Graz clock tower can as well be found on Schlossberg mountain.

"Hexenexpress" downhill experience

At the entrance to the town, the Graz Region makes a perfect place for great summer holidays. Schöckl (1445 m) is the most renowned mountain of Graz and offers marvelous walking trails. The cable car of St. Radegund takes families and kids effortlessly to the top of the peak. Mountain bikers will find a huge range of superb routes plus a special downhill track for real experts. Families are strongly recommended to try the "Hexenexpress", a thrilling summer toboggan run with heaps of bends. In the outskirts of Graz you also find a unique adventure park for adrenalin fans of all ages, including a forest high rope park, archery fields, monster ski slopes, rubber boot throwing competitions, nature theme trails, cozy loungers and a quaint snack station serving local delicacies.

Countless museums give an insight into the country's lively history and tradition: open-air art can be admired in the Austrian Sculpture Park, interesting details about the native Styrian Arnold Schwarzenegger are available in the Schwarzenegger Museum and the Stübing outdoor museum shows everyday life on a traditional farm.

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2 Lakes in The Graz Region

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Magic Advent in Graz

Atmospheric winter holidays are scheduled in the splendid Graz Region. The Advent season ranks among the year's favorite periods thanks to a number of romantic Christmas markets in Graz and its surroundings. Christmas carols, colorful lights and candles, spicy gingerbread and lovingly decorated stalls selling souvenirs and nice little presents create a very special and enchanting atmosphere. The Christmas market at the main square, the kids' Christmas world on Rathausplatz with a huge ice skating rink and the old crafts market on Färberplatz are within reach for all the family.

Winter sport enthusiasts explore the nearby Schöckl ski area at the entrance to the town. Snow-covered winter walking trails and toboggan runs create memories that will stay with you and your beloved forever. The picture-book Gedersberg ski area makes a heaven for children and families who learn how to ski in a playful way. Cross-country skiing aficionados can choose from myriad Nordic tracks leading right across the unspoilt winter wonderland.

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Region Graz
Herrengasse 16/Landhaus
8011 Graz, Austria