Grazer Burg in Graz

The construction of Graz Castle (Grazer Burg) started in 1438 by Duke Friedrich V. The photo above was taken from the Burggarten, a hidden park just outside the old walls of Graz. The castle offers some interesting details, e.g. several engravings showing the motto A.E.I.O.U. and a complete twin spiral staircase.

Restaurant ‘Speisesaal’ in Graz

Restaurant Speisesaal is located on the ground floor of Hotel Wiesler. Personally I’d consider it as a venue for having a good time while eating a huge burger or steak and listening to music presented by a DJ.

Kaiser-Josef-Markt in Graz

For fans of healthy nutrition the farmer market at Kaiser-Josef-Platz is a good tip. Here one can buy local products. At the photo one can see variety of apple named Schafnase. There are also a lot of products related to the Genussregion.

Learning about the architecture of Graz

In Graz there is a special offer provided by the Graz Guides and VeloVital. By a guided e-bike tour of three hours one can learn about different forms of architecture located in the city. As the tour is performed by e-bikes one come across a lot of different places scattered all over the city.

Cooking class at Kitchen 12 in Graz

Today I took my first lesson in cooking. For that purpose four journalists/bloggers and me visited the restaurant Kitchen 12 in Graz. This restaurant owned by Ferdinand Hladik offers not only warm meals and good wines but also cooking lessons for groups up to 30 persons.

Hotel Wiesler in Graz

Hotel Wiesler is located next to the center of Graz. After a walk of a few minutes one reaches the Museum of Contemporary Art (Kunsthaus) or the central market place. From many rooms one has a fine view of the landmark of Graz, a clock tower named Uhrturm.

McIntosh apples in Graz

At the Kaiser-Josef-Markt – the oldest farmer market of Graz – I saw this offer for McIntosh apples. Well, the spelling on this label is wrong but the story of these apples is interesting. I was told the famous computer model Apple Macintosh is named after this apple but for legal reasons they had to…

Selection of Styrian delicacies

On a tour through Graz guided by the Graz Guides I had this selection of Styrian delicacies at the restaurant Eckstein. By the way did you know that Graz is also known as Austria’s Capital of Culinary Delights?

Blogtrip to Graz

This weekend I am invited to a blog trip featuring Graz and some parts of Styria. I really look forward to get in touch … with my home city. Yes, I’ll be a backyard explorer this weekend.

The cat at the ice cream shop

Cute! A cat observing people in front of an ice cream shop in my native town Graz, Austria. I wonder what it is thinking right at that moment. Any ideas?

Dog at the Burggarten of Graz

Sometimes I am having a picnic at the Burggarten of Graz. This is a park next to the former castle of Graz. It happens to be a beautiful dog posed right in front of my camera this time. Isn’t it a cutie?