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For me, it is all about “life-seeing instead of sightseeing”: Join me as I create, eat & live my way around the world. Curious?
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The Art of Gourmet Travel mastered in Graz
Graz: European Cultural Capital City in 2003, Mediterranean ambiance floating through its old town, second largest city of Austria … and in the beginning of October, when the wine harvest keeps the area busy, a “perfect playground” for travel tips such as tasting wines along the Styrian Wine Route, spending a night or two at the stylish Hotel Wiesler and cooking up a great meal for fellow travellers at Graz’ modern, so-called Kitchen12! Have a look at what else happened (thank you Martin Foszczynski for these great pictures!):
My travel tips for you:
- Travel time: October is the most beautiful season to visit this area: “When the wind blows over the vineyards, autumn says to summer, give me your colours …”. (Betty O’ – autumn wind). Styria has the best weather and the friendliest hosts!
- Transport options: In the city of Graz, you can easily explore the main square, the Schmiedgasse, the Tummel- or Kaiser Josef Platz with its enchanting colours & forms of the colourful market events on foot. For “tastings of the South Styrian Winelands” one is best advised with the weekend excursion program starting in Graz.
- Travel budget: The weekend trip including bus transport, travel guides & samples from the region is around € 34,- per person
- Travel tip: Styrian cooking course in the Kitchen12 including a welcome prosecco with finger food, starter, main course and dessert: The Kitchen12 run by Ferdinand Hladik is located directly at the Kaiser Josef Platz with its farmer market – ideally thus, in order to provide for benefit & culinary delights in direct proximity!
- Don’t miss it:
Culinary tour through the city of Graz with the enchanting “Graz Guide” Sigrid Alber, including a sampling of local salmon trout with Styrian apple, beef with beetroot horseradish, and a lot more.
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