Christmas trees, cribs, the aroma of cinnamon, cookies, punch and mulled wine – Advent in Graz is particularly nice. There are no fewer than 14 Christmas markets to explore in the old city area of Graz. Add to these Christmas markets, there are the 50 tonne ice crib with its life-size figures, the crib trail and the giant wheel at Mariahilferplatz. Take a bit of time and experience the special Advent ambience in Graz!

Advent markets in Graz

Ice crib & Crib trail

This unique crib, 50 tonnes in weight, made from crystal clear ice, has already become a classic feature of Advent in Graz. Every year an international team of ice carvers creates a crib and decorative life-size figures. This year the crib can be seen from 28.11.2015 in the Landhaushof. Anyone who walks on the crib trail gets to leave the daily grind behind and immerse themselves in a Christmas realm. The route proceeds from the ice crib in the Landhaushof through Stempfergasse to Bürgergasse. The facades of the buildings are adorned with festive decorations, the aroma of Christmas baking hangs in the air and various Christmas cribs are on show in the shop displays. All these harmonious details provide pleasing contemplation and an anticipation of Christmas. Head out and explore, from Friday, 20.11.2015.

The ice crib  Crib trail in Graz

Advent train & giant wheel

During winter, which is for the most part cold and wet, ride through the old city area of Graz with the Advent trail. All ages can also head out on a long walk from Advent market to Advent market. Those who want to head up high will find the very place they want at Mariahilferplatz, where the Graz giant wheel is in the „Wonderlend". Enjoy the wonderful views to the lights of the old city area of Graz.

For visitors who enjoy sports there is also a curling alley where you get to test your sporting prowess and have a lovely time. Visit us during Advent and enjoy lovely, contemplative, action-packed days in wintery Graz. 

Wonderlend in Graz

the perfect place to stay in Graz

Hotel Stoiser

The Hotel Stoiser not far from the old city area of Graz is the perfect place to stay for your Advent experience in Graz. After you have explored the wonderful Advent markets and can still smell the aromas of cookies and punch, you can enjoy a session in the hotel's own sauna area. Finish off a contemplative Advent day in a relaxing ambience. The attractive range of packages available are ideal for Christmas, so you get to enjoy relaxing days in Graz. As a programme of supporting events for seminars, a trip to the Advent markets in Graz is perfect. Be inspired by the festive flair.

Packages  Wellness area