The old town is picturesque and beautiful. The city appears active and welcoming due to the number of young people (approximately 60.000 students), which makes it a great place if you are looking for leisure activities. Especially in summer, Graz does its very best to offer a wide range of possibilities: relaxing in one of the well preserved parks, listening to open air jazz in the backyards of Herrengasse or sitting in one of the many creative cafés or restaurants.
But then in winter, Graz shows its atmospheric and cozy side, as the whole town turns into a big Christmas market. Additionally, through the whole year you can join sports courses at the university sports institute (USI), which offers an enormous variety of different courses like climbing, kayaking, fencing or even paragliding. I really like living here: it has become my second home already.