The Second World War did not stop at Graz either. The “Stadt der Volkserhebung”, which was the first city in the “Ostmark” to be declared “Jew-free”, was the most frequently bombed city in Austria at the end of the war. Some traces of that time can still be seen in our city, biographies of the perpetrators and victims must not be forgotten, especially today.
We dare a tour through a dark chapter of our history. What belongs to the past? How could it come to this? And what has remained of that time until today, 75 years later? On October 26, our national holiday, it is especially important to talk about this time, which is so decisive for the development of the Second Republic.
This tour can be booked individually and is also offered for high school classes. We can gladly take over the organization of an extra program in consultation. For example, there is the possibility to visit a museum, to see other places in Graz that are still associated with the war, to organize lectures and workshops. We are happy to advise you!
What is a “Young Tour”?
Our Young Tours are customizable thematic tours. The contents couldn’t be more diverse and our guests are too. In this case ‘young’ does of course less refer to the age of the visitor than to the age of the guide and the young-spirited walks around our city. But what’s best – our Young Tours may be combined, extended, and altered – please feel free to specify the date, time, meeting point etc. We will try to make it all possible, after a short talk with you. We will gladly advise you and make sure we find exactly what you need for your company outing, family meeting, birthday, hen’s or stag’s night, or any other occasion. We are the youngest guides in Graz and rock the city with our fresh, wild walking tours and ideas.
NB: Unlike our Free Tours, our Young Tours are not held free of charge but instead customized to your liking.
How to find the guide?
The guide will wait at the arranged place and time, wearing a discover Graz bag or t-shirt, and will walk up to you. For the arranged meeting point, please refer to our website or to our confirmation e-mail.
What do we mean by “upon request”?
You may book any tour upon your own wishes for a fixed rate. Please give us the date, time, and number of persons you wish to bring and we will arrange the rest together. Discover Graz will be pleased to inform you about what best suits you and your group’s needs and wishes. There is no minimum for the number of participants but we do have an upper limit that will, however, vary according to the type of tour you book.