Welcome to Graz
Graz is unique. Awarded World Cultural Heritage status by UNESCO in 1999, its southern flair lets you discover the historical old town leisurely. Alongside it, contemporary architecture has set new accents and created a fascinating and harmonious symbiosis of old and new.
In 2003, Graz was named Cultural Capital of Europe, a festive occasion which has had a lasting effect on the city, leaving behind a fresh international breeze in art and culture, noticeable on every corner of the old streets. No other city offers so much variety within such a small area, together with its sunny southern ambience as a bonus: futuristic architecture right next to medieval houses set in a maze of ancient alleyways and squares. In addition, Graz's lush green surrounding countryside invites you on a journey – down the wine routes or to one of the many castles.
Special offer: Discounted flights with the Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines
Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.
To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code ATZQESN in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.
These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the access code as a reference.
Arrival from the airport Graz
To reach the city center from Graz-Airport, you can take a taxi or bus directly outside the terminal, or a train (7-minute walk to stop). A bus or train ticket costs € 2.30. For detailed information on the time schedules please see: www.flughafen-graz.at
Arrival from the airport Vienna
As alternative to the airport Graz, you can also choose the airport Vienna Schwechat, which offers more direct connections. From the airport Vienna Schwechat you can either use train or bus connection.
The train company ÖBB offers direct connection from the airport Schwechat to Graz Main Train Station, travel time is 3 hours, for detailed information on the time schedules please see: https://www.oebb.at/en/
The bus company Flixbus offers a direct shuttle service from the airport Vienna Schwechat to various stops in Graz, travel time is 2 hours 30 minutes, for detailed information on the time schedules please see: https://www.flixbus.at
Graz is in the CET (Central European Time) – 1 hour ahead of the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Daylight saving time or summer time in Austria begins on the last Sunday in March at 1:00 am UTC and ends on the last Sunday in October at 1:00 am UTC.
May in Graz is influenced by Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year climate. The range of average daytime temperatures is around 15 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius. When you travel to Graz in May you however have to expect repeatedly rain, oftentimes fog - do bring clothing that protects you from rain or take an umbrella.
Currency and credit cards
The Austrian currency is the EURO (€). Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept internationally valid credit cards.
The main voltage in Austria is 230 V AC. Connector plug/outlet correspond generally to the Euro-norm. The required plug type is “Type F” or “Schuko”, the Europlug (Type C) is working as well.
Graz boasts a modern, efficient public transport system consisting of 6 tram lines, 24 bus lines as well as 8 night bus lines. Tickets are sold from dispensers, ticket counters and the main train station, in tobacco kiosks and directly on busses and tramways.