Leisure time

... Graz - (almost) too beautiful for just a short break

Located in southern Austria on the banks of the idyllic river Mur, Graz, the capital of ‛the green heart of Austria’, offers everything you could possibly wish for.

Located on the outskirts of the city centre, the Hotel Ramada Graz provides an ideal ‘base camp’ for a sightseeing tour of the city or a countryside excursion along the South-Styrian Wine Route.


... Graz – something to suit every taste.

The city of Graz is characterised by top-class cultural highlights, the unique atmosphere of its Old Town, architectural masterworks, culinary delights and stunningly beautiful scenery.

Graz offers its visitors a cultural programme that is as varied as it is vibrant. Alongside Berlin, Montreal and Buenos Aires, the provincial capital is one of the ten ‘Cities of Design’ as selected by UNESCO. It is home to several not-to-be-missed masterpieces, including the ‘Kunsthaus’ art exhibition centre with its unique ‘nozzled’ roof, and the ‘Mur Island’, a unique floating platform on the river. If you would like to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Graz, Schlossberg hill offers breathtaking vistas across the rooftops of the city.

The old town tram tours through Graz


... exercise and fitness – as part of the perfect holiday

For sport and exercise enthusiasts, Graz is a veritable haven! No matter what your favourite form of fitness, here you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Not only is the Hotel Ramada Graz
located on the shore of the Schwarzlsee lake, but a jogging and fitness trail and the popular River Mur Cycle Path run right past the hotel. Winter sport fans can reach the nearest ski areas in less than half an hour using the local bus service or with their own car.


... be where it’s happening!

The leisure oasis to the south of the city has a whole lot to offer - from events of all kinds, to a vast spectrum of restaurants and bars, to a huge selection of different sports. In addition to diving, sailing and surfing courses, action-junkies can enjoy wakeboarding, tandem skydiving or a ‘flight’ over the lake on Europe’s longest zip line. Those who prefer a more laid-back pace can take a trip round the lake on a pedal boat or simply relax in the sunshine and savour a refreshing swim. Click here to see the all that the Schwarzlsee lake has to offer.

Guests staying in Hotel Ramada Graz enjoy free admission to the leisure centre throughout the duration of their stay.


..an idyllic bike route alongside the river Mur

Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and sport lovers alike, the Hotel Ramada Graz is located just 6 km from the gateway to the Mur Cycle Path. The bike route, which covers a total distance of 457.7 km, offers not only a wealth of gastronomic treats along the way, but also fun in the great outdoors and breathtaking scenery to boot. You can explore the city of Graz, named ‘Capital of Culinary Delights’ in 2003, or you can cycle in a southerly direction to the so-called Styrian Tuscany. The range of sights and attractions you can visit is as varied as the cycle tour itself. For culture lovers the city itself is a veritable paradise.

Further tips:

  • Kaiser Josef Market: The oldest and largest farmers’ market in Graz with mouth-watering Styrian specialities. Further information on the Kaiser Josef Market
  • FRida & freD - The Children’s Museum in Graz: The museum especially for children offers a unique world of discovery for kids aged between 3 and 12. Further information on FRida & freD 
  • Sausaler Wine Route: You can cycle from the wine-growing town of Leibnitz to the south-facing slopes of the Sausaler wine region, through the Sulmtal valley to the village of Kitzeck, home to the steepest vineyards in Styria. Further information on the Sausaler wine route.

Click here for further excursion destinations and for detailed information on the Mur Cycle Path.