Area Information


Graz is the capital of Styria and with a population of 280.000 people second-largest city in Austria after Vienna. It is situated on the Mur River in the southeast of Austria, about 200 km southwest of Vienna.

Graz has a long tradition as a "university town": its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Its "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. 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. Maybe the most famous sight in Graz is the Schloßberg, a hill dominating the old town (475m high), with a great view over Graz.

This diversity and creative vision are the reason why Graz was named a UNESCO City of Design.  

Then and now Graz was attracting famous people from the hole world with its special charm. The astronomer Johannes Kepler lived here for a short period. Later Nikola Tesla decided to study electrical engineering in Graz.

If you thought you’d already seen everything, then think again: just take a look around the unique city of Graz and you will be amazed!

Courtesy of Wikipedia and Graz Tourismus

Travel Info

Attendees should book air travel into Graz Airport or Vienna International Airport. The Austrian railway company OEBB offers direct connection to Graz main railwaystation from both airports.
Local currency is the EUR- Euro. Local time zone is UTC +1 hours.
July in Graz is typically hot with temperatures ranging 30-35°C which equals to 86-95°F.

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