state-certified Austria Guide


Lust And Vice free tour

Of Mizzis and Leopolds


Registration required!

Graz has always had two faces: behind the well-tended bourgeois facades in a well-behaved provincial town lived people who were absolutely no angels at all (or is this still true today?). Think about Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch, who makes the “50 shades of grey” look old, or scandalous Archduke Otto and the prostitute Mizzi Kaspar who ensured the throne heir enjoyed life. We might stumble into a Venus cave (or two?) and stroll through “women’s and virgin’s lanes”. A not at all prudish city tour about lust and vices of the Grazers.

The history of sexuality as a chance to take a glimpse of life as it used to be. We hear about things that are not written in history books but still fascinating or even shocking us today. This walk is about hygiene, contraception, prostitution, social status, opportunities, and personal fates. We will hear stories for reflection, nauseating facts, amazing or eye-popping details, and about deeds that make one blush even today.

About this tour:

meeting point: Schlossbergplatz
Duration: 1,5 hours
Language: German
Minimum number of participants: 10 persons
Admission: free tour
Includes: Tour with state-certified Austria Guide
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 6 p.m.


Pride month
“Pride Month Graz main square”

What is a “Free Tour”?

It is up to you: If you were happy with the tour, we will be happy to accept an adequate tip as a reward for our time and effort. If you feel something went wrong, please give us constructive feedback. We always do our very best and are permanently trying to improve. Our Free Tours are held regularly on scheduled dates.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Who is Discover Graz? We are citizens of Graz and state-certified Austria Guides.