state-certified Austria Guide


Christmas stroll

Welcome to Winter-Wonder-Lend

The somewhat different Advent tour would also put the Grinch in the Christmas mood. Christmas lights and Christmas markets spread just as much good cheer here as the scent of foreign spices and a mug of “hot-makava”. A stroll through the crazy “Circus-Wonder-Lend” and the Griesviertel will surprise you, because the pre-Christmas season in Graz can be so versatile. Where can you find Christmas presents “made in Graz”? How do homeless people spend Christmas? What upsets and what calms? What is the talk of the town again this year? Practical tips about Christmas (for example, how to discreetly get rid of unpopular Christmas presents) or what should definitely not be missing from the festive meal are of course included. A tour with whimsical, peaceful, glittering, even a little kitschy and exciting stories about the most wonderful time of the year.

A city walk that spreads Christmas spirit, is heart-warming, fun and festive at the same time, is probably the ideal way to get in the mood for the Christmas party with friends and colleagues or the supporting programme around company dinners and family reunions. With music, hot makava to go and Advent stories from all over the world, with strolling and chatting off the hectic tourist paths, this is how we get in the mood for the Christmas holidays together and are already slowly saying goodbye to an exciting year.

Free tours:

About this tour:

meeting point: Kunsthaus Graz
Duration: 1,5 hours
Bookable as a ``young tour`` on the date of your choice
Bookable as a ``free tour`` on fixed dates
Price young tour: 120 Euro, note: VAT-exempt - small businesses according to § 6 Abs. 1 Z 27 UStG according to § 6 Abs. 1 Z 27 UStG
Circus Wonderlend

“Circus Wonderlend”

Xmas stroll

What is a “free tour”?

The free tours take place on pre-set dates with a minimum of 10 participants. You can decide how much you want to pay! If you like the tour, we will be happy to receive an appropriate tip at the end of the tour.

What is a “young tour”?

Our young tours are customisable thematic tours. The content couldn’t be more different and neither could our guides. But what’s best – our Young Tours may be combined, extended, and altered – please feel free to specify the date, time, meeting point etc.

NB: Unlike our free tours, our young tours are not held free of charge but instead customized to your liking.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Can I book a free tour on a certain date?  Our free tours are exclusively run on scheduled dates but each tour can also be booked exclusively.
  2. Public tours and individual participant, or private tour and group?  All our free tours are publicly accessible and held on scheduled dates. All you need is to register, turn up at the meeting point, and come along – it’s as simple as that. If you are a group and wish to remain to yourselves or if you have special wishes regarding the tour, then we recommend to book a private tour.
  3. Can I book a customized tour?  No problem at all. You are completely free to specify your favourite meeting point, route, stops, breaks, themes, districts etc. you wish to visit. You plan a guided tour for a special occasion? You want the tour to end at a special location? You want us to organize an excursion outside of Graz? You are staying in town for a week and wish to see different things here? Don’t hesitate to ask! We at Discover Graz try to fulfil all your wishes, or almost.
  4. Is the tour barrier-free?  We give tours on different routes. Each tour may be altered upon request to become a barrier-free tour. Most tours, however, are not automatically barrier-free.
  5. Is the tour suitable for children?  We offer special kid’s tours that are tailored to children’s needs. There are also other tours that kids may attend, even though intended for adults. Some tours however are not suitable for kids or youngsters. For more info and the recommended age, please refer to our tour descriptions
  6. Who can attend?  The recommended age or minimum age varies between tour types. Please refer to our various guided tours on offer for more information. Apart from that, anyone may come along.
  7. What is the price per person? Our prices for young tours are always calculated for the whole group. The price for one person is the same as for 30 people.
  8.  How to find the guide? The guide will wait at the arranged place and time and will walk up to you. For the arranged meeting point, please refer to our website or to the order confirmation. If there are any problems, you can get in touch at any time.
  9. What are the cancellation conditions? If you cannot come to a free tour, please inform us as soon as possible or cancel online. For the young tours you will find the cancellation conditions written on the order confirmation.
  10. Do I have to register? Registration is absolutely necessary for the free tours, as there is a minimum number of participants and a maximum number of participants. You can register for the tours via the homepage, but also by e-mail or telephone.
  11. Who is Discover Graz? We are Grazers, state-certified Austria Guides and a pretty colourful and fun bunch. And we love Graz!