Grazguide

Here your own guide to explore Graz. Good restaurants, cultural activities, cool action.....this page is ever expanding and would include your suggestion. Please email us if you think you found something which could interest other GrazRentals guests. Please forgive us if you find spelling mistakes - we are still working on this. And just to be on the safe side - here the emergency contacts:
Police: +43 133
Emergency Service (Ambulance): +43 144
Fire Department: +43 122
Poison Control center: +43 1 4064343

Guidebook

Essentials

SPAR market

Just a three mintues walk from your apartment.

Billa market at the Hilmteich

This supermarket is a 10 minutes walk from your apartment.

Biofeld - organic supermarket

The nearest organic supermarket  - a 10 minutes walk from your apartment.

The main hospital of Graz - the Landeskrankenhaus

If you need an ambulance call 144. To find the hospital use the Google maps link below.

Getting Around

Trainstation Graz, ÖBB

the good old train.....quite a good way to travel around Austria

Unsere Öffis - Bim und Bus

Buses are a 2 or 3 minutes walk from our apartments

Get a cab / a taxi

The taxi telephone number is 0316 878

Food Scene

The coffeeshop and bakery in our own house - Sorger

The bakery in our own house, ideal for fresh bred and a breakfast coffee.

Bakery Auer on Sonnenfelsplatz

Just a 3 minutes walk, also open on Sundays. A wonderful bakery with great coffee.

Mangolds vis-a-vis

Vegetarian, vegan restaurant with a great Sunday brunch just 4 minutes’ walk from our apartments.

Restaurant und coffee shop Purberg

The Purberg is in a perfect location. You can drink coffee, eat a delicious meal, directly beside the Hilmteich in the mids of plants and flowers as the Purberg is based at the "Lederleitner", a well known garden center. All of this is only a 10 minute walk from your apartment.

Bio Fairtrade meals and coffee - the Parks

Organic, fairtrade meals and coffee just 6 walking minutes from your apartment.

Delecious food - the styrian restaurant - "Der Steirer"

Typical Austrian Food like Salad with Pumpkin seed oil, the real Wienerschnitzel, the Viennese Tafelspitz and many more. The restaurant "Der Steirer" gets our big recommendation!

 

Restaurant Tonkin

The Tonkin opened newly and has excellen food. Its beside the Gernal Hospital (Landeskrankenhaus) and is a 12 minutes walk from your apartment.

aiola upstairs - great kitchen on top of the Schloßberg

A great walk, or even simpler just use the Schloßberglift/elevator and you find yourself in this restaurant with wonderful views and great food.

Pizza, Italian restaurant - Galliano

The pizzeria around the corner.  Thats where we sometimes get our Pizza.

A wonderful cozy coffeeshop near the apartments - Kaffee Fotter

8 minutes walk from the apartments, delicious coffee, cozy atmosphere and polite staff

Coffee culture - several times in Graz - Tribeka

Tribeka = Trink besseren Kaffee (drink better coffee - in German). They do know their stuff! The nearest to your apartment is 10 walking minutes away. Also great with kids - as they do not only serve coffee.

Restaurant Z10

Spring rolls, sushi and make only a 10 minutes walk away.

Parks & Nature

The recreational haven - Hilmlake & Leechforest

Just a 10 minute walk from the apartments you can do a romantic boat trip followed by a picnic or some ice skating in the winter, great climbing experience for the whole family, a gentle walk around the lake or explore several jogging tracks through the forest?

Our Central Park - der Stadtpark

Our Central/City Park is a 10 minutes walk from our apartments. If you walk into the city center you will automatically cross the it.  The park is about 22 hectar ( 55 acres) large, has about 2000 trees any of them really old and is a nature convervation area. Great to stroll through on the way to one of the coffee shops near the park.

Der Schöckl - our local mountain of Graz

The backyark mountain of Graz is 1445 meters (4740 feet) high and you can use several footpaths or the cable car to get to the  top. There you will be awared with beautiful views, good food, a summer toboggan run and the offer of many other activities.

Shopping

Best shopping in Graz - Kastner & Öhler

Our own Harrods or Macie’s, with lots of style and tradition. Very recommendable and right in the middle of the city center.

Farmers market - Kaiser-Josef-Platz

A must for heathly shopping and spending a good time!

Herbal remedies & natural consmetics - Sonnenfrosch

Just a 6 minutes walk. For a healthy body and mind.

Entertainment & Activities

Abenteuer Kletterpark gleich um die Ecke

Actoin for young and old - just a 10 minutes walk away, just beside the Hilmteich.

Movies in Graz

Rainy day.....what about a movie!
Movies in English  -  KIZ Royal Cinema
For an art movie try the Geidorf or the Rechbauer Cinema.
For Hollywood blockbusters go to the Annenhof or the Cineplexx.

Action - the Schloßbergslide

This is the highest underground slide worldwide (2nd highest overall). Its about 64 meters (210 feet tall) located in the heart of the Schloßberg. The 40 seconds of fun with up to 30km (19mph) of speed is a must for your kids. Parents give yourselfe a treat in the Aiola Coffee Shop beforehand.

Arts & Culture

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Schloss Eggenberg

Exhibitions, beautiful gardens, the largest and most significant baroque palace complex in Styria, within the city boundaries and easily to reach via tram line, which is only a 10 minute walk from your apartment..

The ancient Styrian armoury

The world's largest preserved historical armory displays some 32,000 objects from the 15th to 18th century including armaments for knights even horses  - great also for families with kids.

 

Sightseeing in Graz

The Castle Hill of Graz - the Grazer Schloßberg

The heart of Graz. With our own "Lisl" bell in the clock tower, a mountain climbing train, great views and good food.  Taking a walk up the Schlossberg is a must.

Funicular up the Grazer Schloßberg

Use the Schlossbergbahn as its nice for young and old to be pulled up the hill with a steady increase of the views of Graz.

Sightseeing in Styria

Mmmm the best chocolate ever - Zotter Schokolade

A brilliant trip for the whole family. Watch how chocolate is made, taste delicious flavors and experiment with the amount which fits inside you.

Lipizzaner stud farm Piber

A highly recomendabel day trip to one of the most famous breeds of horses  - the white Lipizzaner.  

The region of Graz

A great webpage to explore the region surrounding Graz.

Naturepark Almenland

Great Website to find walks, good food and things to do outside of Graz.