Graz is the capital city of the Austrian state of Styria and second-largest city in Austria. This attractive city site, with a beautifully preserved old town (Altstadt) sits on both sides of the Mur River and is surrounded by mountains. There’s some lovely running in Graz. But runners should note that outside the Mur River paths, there’s gonna be some hills! Note: Weg=Path, See=Lake
The best places to run in Graz center on the several km of paths along the Mur River. We’ve also put together a terrific ‘runseeing‘ tour, showcasing the Graz Castle, several parks, and a jaunt through Altstadt. For a long, forested run, we recommend the Leechwalkd Forest route. Those looking for trails and hills near the center will enjoy the options in Gösting and around Plabutsch mountain.
All of our routes are accessible via Graz’ excellent public transport system, which consists of buses, four tram lines, and trains.