The war was lost, the city destroyed, the country occupied. In the first post-war period, the people of Graz found themselves confronted with completely new challenges and “neighbors”, the British. As part of the British occupation zone, Graz experienced its first cultural and social upswing, despite all the privations. The reconstruction and the fight for bare survival in 1945 finally led to Jazz, tea time and Valentine’s Day in the 1950s. In the words of Commander Colonel Alex Wilkinson, from his weekly radio speeches: “Keep smiling, Steirer”.
We want to tell the almost forgotten, but incredibly important, history of the British occupation of Graz. How much British is in us Grazers and how much Styrian do the British understand? An exciting city tour full of quotes, photos and funny clichés.
“´The oak´ newspaper 1945”
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.