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Graz very british

About “chocolate girls”, “Butterkinder” and “Tommies”

There is a fixed date as a “free tour” on 30.10. at 5 p.m.

Registration is necessary!

BOOKABLE: ON REQUEST

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.

About this tour:

meeting point: Castle of Graz
Duration: 1,5 hours
Language: German and/ or English
Including: Tour with state-certified Austria Guide
Price: 110 Euro up to 30 persons, Note: Exempt from turnover tax - small businesses according to § 6 Abs. 1 Z 27 UStG
"The oak" 1945

“´The oak´ newspaper 1945”

"The Oak" 1945
“`The oak´ newspaper”

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.

Frequently asked questions

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Can I book a Free Tour at a special date? Our Free Tours are exclusively run on scheduled dates. Up to 30 people may attend and it is easy to register via our website. For a Graz city tour, Schlossberg tour, or “Eerily beautiful” tour on special dates, or for any private tour on these themes, you will have to pay the usual rate.
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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 and/or if you have special wishes regarding the tour, then we recommend to book a private tour. We are looking forward to inform you about what best suits your specific needs.
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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 have an idea for a tour through your own district? 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. There is always something to discover.
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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.
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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, such as “Pub Rallye`` are not suitable for kids or youngsters. For more info and the recommended age, please refer to our tour descriptions.
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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 …
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Who is Discover Graz? We are citizens of Graz and state-certified Austria Guides.
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