Welcome to Graz

Welcome to Graz – Information about the City of Students

(Bild: Grazer Innenstadt)

Graz, the capital of the Province of Styria, is located in the southeastern part of Austria just 48 km from the Slovenian border and 70 km from the Hungarian border.

With a population of some 285,000, Austria’s second largest city is home to cultural activities which have always been rich in tradition on the one hand and very sensible of contemporary trends and open-minded to the new on the other hand.

With altogether 45,000 students and 3,400 university employees, the four universities, i.e. Karl-Franzens-Universität (University of Graz, KFU), Technische Universität (University of Technology, TU Graz), Medizinische Universität (University of Medicine, MedUni Graz) and Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (KUG) (University of Music and Performing Arts, KUG), shape the atmosphere and the appearance of the city of Graz fundamentally.

Other Educational Institutions in Graz
Colleges: FH Joanneum and FH Campus02

Colleges of Education: Pädagogische Hochschule des Bundes in der Steiermark and Berufspädagogische Hochschule des Bundes in Graz
In addition, there is also a college for social services, the Caritas college for social work, and a nurse’s training college.

Impressions of Graz

Transportation and Geography
City Map
Grazer Verkehrsbetriebe (GVB) (Graz public transport services)
Flughafen Graz Thalerhof (Graz international airport)
Österreichische Bundesbahn (ÖBB) (Austrian railways)


Entertainment and Eating Out
Restaurants and bars
Shows and events
Zentralkartenbüro (Central ticketing office)

Universitätssportinstitut (University Sports Institute, USI) for all students and university employees

History and Economy
Information about the history and economy of the city of Graz

steirischer herbst - Renowned avant-garde art festival
Musikprotokoll - Important festival of New Music
Styriarte – Styrian festival under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Vereinigte Bühnen Graz (Oper, Schauspielhaus, Next Liberty, Orpheum)
Kunsthaus Graz
Diagonale – Festival of Austrian film in Graz
LaSTRADA (International festival for street and visual theater in Graz)
Overview of all Graz activities 

In 2003, Graz was Cultural Capital of Europe