The city of Graz has a human size where you can bike from one place to another, people are friendly and it has many cosy small shops and cafés, I especially like Cafe Fotter. In addition to several parks and the Schlossberg, nature is never far away. It is a short car or bus ride to the Schöckl where you can enjoy the Alpine climate. In about 45 minutes from Graz, you can enjoy vineyard culture in a "Buschenschank".
I’ve come here to stay – that is how Graz feels to me after meanwhile 14 years (including a couple of interruptions). Graz is an “all in one” place, as it were, - the city has absolutely everything you need to feel at home and is a perfect mixture of old and new. It offers regional and global flair and is trendy, yet still “homely”. My personal highlights include the Kaiser-Josef market, being near to the countryside, the amazing local cuisine and Graz’s excellent network of cycle paths.