I spent my last weekend in Graz: As it’s my dad’s hometown and part of my family still lives there, I have a tight relationship to that city. During my childhood I used to spend a lot of time there, and although I visited very rarely the last years, I still feel home-ish in my aunt’s house. Things have changed a lot after having a rather fusty image. Austria’s second largest city has become a lively, diverse city with lots of shopping, food and culture, yet without being too busy. The old town is well preserved (a UNESCO heritage site btw) with lots of beautiful houses and alleys. From café Freiblick on the top of Graz’ most famous department store Kastner & Öhler, you’ll get a great panoramic view – this place is extremely popular at any time of the day! A walk around the Schlossberg to the symbol of Graz, the Uhrturm (clock tower) is a also a must when I’m there as well as some homemade ice cream from Charly Temmel. Before I headed back to Vienna I found an interesting Asian fusion restaurant called Mau Shi in a quiet courtyard of Herrengasse, which looks very promising. I have to try it next time, so definitely that wasn’t my last post about Graz 😉
Kalvarienberg, next to my aunt’s place.