At the beginning of the academic year, Graz has a special festive treat which I very much enjoyed. If one wants to get to know the city of Graz and its people up close and personal, I recommend the Aufsteirern celebration.
Aufsteirern is an annual festival that takes place in mid-September in Graz. It displays the cultural prowess of the Styrians in so many ways. From traditional music and dancing, to delicious local cuisines and freshly brewed drinks. Above all, what made the scenery more panoramic is that almost everyone is dressed in the traditional dirndl and lederhosen. It creates a very warm feeling and shows how welcoming the people of Austria are. An event not to be missed!