This year, too, summer in Graz will play all the pieces. “Summer in the City” offers lots of leisure time fun for all Graz residents and visitors to our city.
“Why wander far and wide? Look, the good lies so near!” – is a saying borrowed from Goethe. As far as Graz is concerned, it’s more than fitting – because this year, too, there are plenty of highlights in our city that will turn the “Summer in the City” into a leisure paradise.
And Holding Graz is right in the middle of it instead of just being there. Because we don’t just keep Graz running, we also make sure that every leisure need is met.
As in the previous year, Graz is once again under the sign of “Summer in the City”, the City of Graz’s campaign to show how many leisure opportunities our city has to offer. We list some of them here. And we present the “Summer in the City” campaigns of this year, such as the free public transport on Saturdays.
In the photo (from left):
Holding Graz marketing director Richard Peer, Holding Graz influencer Katharina Hofmann, Mayor Siegfried Nagl, Deputy Mayor Mario Eustacchio, “Summer in the City” campaign model Janine Weixler, City of Graz head of communications Max Mazelle
Now all Graz residents and visitors to the city can look forward to a very special offer as part of the campaign: on all Saturdays between 17 July and 11 September 2021 there will be free travel on the city’s public transport lines in zone 101, including the Schloßbergbahn.
An important signal, especially for the accessibility of the city centre, as Mayor Siegfried Nagl emphasises: “Summer is once again the Graz season to experience the city. Graz offers everything it needs for a relaxing holiday. From culinary delights and hearty cuisine to recreation in the parks and leisure facilities to art, culture and shopping experiences, everything is there. With the summer free ride on Saturdays, we want to invite everyone to explore their city for free by public transport.”
The advantages of the Graz holiday are also underlined by Deputy Mayor Mario Eustacchio: “In summer, after long restrictions, our city finally comes back to life! The farmers’ markets in particular are bursting with life again. I would like to invite all residents of our beautiful hometown: Let’s discover our beautiful public spaces together and spend the summer in our city!”
Holding Graz operates a total of five outdoor pools, a sixth pool (Ragnitzbad) is leased. In addition, there are two indoor pools and one wellness pool. Here is a brief overview of our pools:
Pure fun and action between the Augarten and the Mur! Popular meeting place in the middle of the city.
No matter whether they are keen on jumping or just in need of recreation: all water rats get their money’s worth at the Auster outdoor pool!
With a water surface of a proud 11,000 square metres, the natural pool on the outskirts of the city is a real bathing oasis.
Nestled between beautiful old buildings and not far from the centre, the Margaretenbad offers urban bathing pleasure.
The family-friendly pool in the north of Graz. Especially the little ones get their money’s worth at the Stukitzbad.
The Auster Sportbad: A training and competition base of aquatic athletes, a paradise for indoor pool fans!
Also a paradise for non-swimmers and small children. The glass roof, which can also be opened, is impressive.
The Auster wellness pool offers more than 2,000m² of space on two floors to relax, feel good and regenerate.
Take the public transport to the city centre and then experience pure pleasure. After all, what could be better than enjoying the colourful mix of shops in Graz’s city centre during summertime open-air shopping? Nothing, is there? But there is something even nicer: when you do it all with gift Graz vouchers. This shopping voucher, created by Holding Graz Citymanagement, which can be redeemed like cash in over 700 Graz shops, restaurants and service providers, is ideal as a gift idea for any occasion!
This year there are two great summer promotions by our city management!
From 10 July to 11 September, many partner businesses will be offering great deals on Graz vouchers. You can find all the information in the “Summer in the City” special edition of the BIG. And as a special service, we offer you the collected promotional vouchers for download and printing in the PDF below.
The Holding Graz Citymanagement organises nine temporary playgrounds at different locations in the city centre of Graz in cooperation with the Office for Youth and Family.
The temporary playgrounds allow toddlers and children accompanied by their parents or guardians to play freely. The free play is accompanied by pedagogically experienced play mobile operators from Graz (Fratz Graz, Jakotopia, WIKI and Kinderfreunde Steiermark).
The play streets are always open to children from 10 am to 1 pm.
In addition, there is always great street music at the respective square/street between 11 am and 4 pm with different bands and musicians – organised in cooperation with “Musik Zentral”.
When & Where?
Not only on hot summer days, but especially then, a visit to Graz’s local mountain is a very special experience. The Schöckl is much more than just a mountain – it is a real leisure time paradise with a huge range of activities. It can be reached easily and comfortably from St. Radegund – namely with our Schöckl cable car (please note the MNS obligation in the gondolas)!
Attractions for families:
Attractions for sports enthusiasts:
Attractions for people with limited mobility:
Whether it’s the city park, Leechwald with Hilmteich, Thalersee or the many attractions in the newly designed “Mur habitat” with the highlight Augarten Bay: Graz is a city with a very high proportion of green spaces. Green spaces that are more than just the lungs of the city, that invite you to enjoy all kinds of recreation and adventure.
The Augarten Bay and many other attractions attract the people of Graz to the banks of the Mur once again. A special highlight this summer: Riverdays Graz.
The green living room of the people of Graz attracts with magnificent avenues and lots of nature.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “swimming pool” is currently being revived.
The Leechwald borders on the Hilmteich and is a real natural paradise.
Boating, strolling, gustieren, “kugl’n” across the pond and climbing in the forest: all that is possible here!
It is not only the magnificent view that attracts you to the summit of this green paradise.
One of the most beautiful and quietest places in Graz with a dream view of large parts of the city.
Fancy some more? For more information on the many attractions this summer, visit the City of Graz’s “Summer in the City” page (link below).