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From 18th November to 24th December 2016

 

Discover Graz and its numerous Christmas markets, conveniently located within walking distance!

 

The oldest Christmas market takes place around the Franciscan church. Styrian arts and crafts, regional farm products, hot punch and mulled wine warm the heart.

 

Close by is the Christmas market in front of the City Hall with the giant Christmas tree and the old fashioned merry-go-round for children. Watch out for the huge advent calendar on the façade of the City Hall.

 

If you want to combine your Christmas shopping with a good cause and some good entertainment, you’re in the right place at Eiserne Tor. This market is run exclusively by local charity organisations and the proceeds go to selected charity projects.

 

And not to miss the monumental ice sculpture in the Landhaushof depicting the nativity scene. This magical Christmas manger, made with about 45 tons of crystal-clear ice, is sure to be an amazing – if transitory – work of art.

 

Quite unique: The Office for Christmas Carols. Since 1991, the Office for Christmas Carols has been the number 1 address for all questions and issues regarding to both Alpine and international carols, lyrics, stories and poems of the festive season. Besides an extensive library of sheet music, the knowledgeable and friendly staff also offers Christmas carol search service. From here, lyrics and sheet music are sent all over the world.


Best hotels for Christmas

in Graz

Hotel Mercure Graz City

Hotel Mercure Graz City ★★★★

From €73 / night

Located a few steps from the historic center 

Fitness and spa area 

 

Das Weitzer

Das Weitzer ★★★★

From €72 / night

197 m from the Kunsthaus Graz art museum

A café and a florist are also located at the hotel

 

Augarten Art Hotel

Augarten Art Hotel ★★★★

From €90 / night

Only 1 km away from the centre of Graz

Sauna, a fitness room and an indoor pool

 


BEST WESTERN PLUS Amedia Hotel Graz

BEST WESTERN PLUS ★★★★

From €65 / night

Directly across the street from the Stadthalle

Tea and coffee are available in the rooms

 

Palais Hotel Erzherzog Johann

Palais Hotel Erzherzog ★★★★

From €74 / night

In the heart of the historic quarter of Graz

Infrared cabin and a fitness room 

 

Parkhotel Graz

Parkhotel Graz  ★★★★

From €91 / night

Located in the centre of Graz

Cocktail Bar and Winter Garden Café

 


Christmas in Graz

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Top things to do

for Christmas in Graz

Visit the ice nativity scene in the Landhaus courtyard:

Graz Christmas
Harry Schiffer

Now a traditional feature of Advent in Graz, awaited with great excitement each year: the ice nativity scene in the Landhaus courtyard. Art, light and the beautiful surroundings come together with breathtaking effect, creating a magical atmosphere.


 

Discover the 14 christmas markets

Christmas Market Graz
Foto Fischer

The seasonal glow of a multitude of lights, atmospheric Christmas markets, a lit Advent calendar projected onto the town hall – that is Graz during the run-up to Christmas. Experience Graz during the “5th season” and prepare to be enchanted by its unique atmosphere. 

 

TIP: Uniquely in Austria, all 14 Christmas markets are within easy walking distance! So take a walk around all markets.

 

 

"Taste" the  ‘Capital of Delight’

Graz Christmas
Tom Lamm

What makes Graz an official "Capital of Delight"?

Is it the relaxed southern ambiance in the city, enhancing all of your senses and giving you a great appetite? Is it the mild, sunny climate where fruit, vegetables and vineyards thrive? Or is it the many farmers’ markets, selling only the freshest local produce? Or the amazing restaurants and bars..?


It’s all of this, and more - an unbeatable recipe for enjoyment. Also in the advent there are many specialities to try: mulled wine, traditional christmas cookies and farm-produced specialities from the Styrian regions. Take a walk through the town and "taste" the Capital of Delight.


 

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