Graz is lucky to have over 50 arcaded courtyards. Some are public, some are private, some are well-known and many are hidden. They have always been adapted to the needs of the city’s inhabitants. In the past, cattle were kept in the courtyards, or workshops were set up, and today the house cat might make its rounds, there are open-air concerts and gastronomy, flourishing city gardens or they are simply used as bicycle parking, playgrounds and storage areas.
We show you a few very special examples, including courtyards that you simply have to see when you visit Graz and also courtyards that many Grazers don’t know about. The history of Graz’s courtyards is closely linked to the needs of the residents, the history of the city and the current urban life in Graz. They are the reason why Graz has this unique southern flair and is considered one of the most liveable cities of all.
“Priests´ seminary courtyard”
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.