Aufsteirern in Graz

View from the Schlossberg to the old town of Graz

Have you been to Graz? A famous Austrian city with World cultural heritage, a medieval centre, narrow streets, and beautiful squares.

Graz is therefore predestined to maintain traditions such as folk music, folk dance and the associated costume. Styria celebrates itself with exhibitors, actors, folk cultural associations, dance music groups and over 3,000 visitors.

The streets and squares of Graz turn into a market square with a colourful hustle and bustle on Sunday.

Craftsmanship, exquisite delicacies, folk cultural associations, dance music groups.

The tradition can be felt and experienced in every corner of the city centre! It literally casts a spell over visitors.

The size of the previous events shows that you would not be bored: 8 stages, 7 dance floors, 250 exhibitors, over 3,500 actors, 12 folk cultural associations, 14 dance music groups!

Graz can be easily reached by public transport:

The airport is just outside the centre. The S5 or the bus takes visitors to Jakominiplatz in around 30 minutes.

The main train station is about 10 minutes from the city centre. The easiest way to get to the centre (Jakominiplatz) is by tram. Alternatively, you can take in the flair of Graz by strolling from the main train station past the Kunsthaus over the Mur through the alleys to the main square.

Anyway, the best means of transportation during Aufsteirern are trams, buses and your own feet. Jakominiplatz is the ideal starting point to let yourself drift through the central alleys to the numerous stages and dance floors. Located directly on the Opernring and Herrengasse, it always follows your nose. Taking in Styrian smells and the atmosphere, you work your way to the main square.

Graz is so much more. You can block a couple of days for cultural trips and culinary trips in the city.



Graz is the capital city of the Austrian state of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna. Its historic centre (Altstadt) is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe.

The Styrian capital Graz, with roots dating back to the Roman age, lies on either side of River Mur. Graz is well-known for its striking buildings and architecture.

In 1999, the city's historic centre was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and in 2010 the designation was expanded to include Eggenberg Palace on the western edge of the city. Graz was designated the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2003 and became a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.

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