La Strada is the only festival in Austria that collaborates with internationally renowned artists who explore new forms of expression outside established theatres. The festival supports innovative productions and helps Austrian artists establish themselves in the pan-European festival circuit.
Every year for one and a half weeks, street theatre, acrobatics, mime, puppet theatre, children’s theatre, dance, and clown acts create space for encounters between audiences and artists from all across Europe, but also among locals. La Strada helps visitors learn more about the Styrian capital and its residents and seeks encounters across all borders. This has made the festival a long-time fixture in Graz’s cultural life.
As a foodie, you’ll feel right at home in Graz: You’ll find local cuisine using regional and seasonal products at every corner and regular farmers' markets as well as exciting restaurants serving fine food.
Graz is the capital city of the Austrian state of Styria and 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.
Historically, Graz was more politically, economically and culturally relevant to Slovenia and Croatia, than their respective capitals of Ljubljana and Zagreb. 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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