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.
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.