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During your time at AIMS you’ll live and study right in the heart of Graz, the second largest city in Austria. From its famous red roofs to its stunningly preserved medieval city center – the largest in Europe – Graz is full of charm and surprises at every turn. You’ll find magnificent modern buildings next to ancient architectural treasures. It’s a city full of world-class museums, magnificent palaces, splendid courtyards, beautiful churches and lush green spaces. And with three universities hosting 44,000 students, Graz is full of restaurants and cafes, cabarets and comedy clubs as well.

The city’s central location allows for weekend excursions by car or train to Vienna, the Austrian alps, Salzburg, Ljubljana, Venice, Budapest, Munich and Austria’s wine region. The area around Graz is also home to many natural wonders – parks, waterfalls and trails that make for a perfect afternoon excursion.

Useful Links

The Graz Tourist Office – lots of great information about the city, sites to see, shopping, restaurants and more
Graz Cultural Events Calendar – discover what else is happening in Graz this summer
Graz Online – the official website of the City of Graz
AIMS in Graz European website – a complete program of the AIMS Summer Music Festival Concerts and Recitals (in German) – tourism information about the province of Styria
Graz at – read about Graz, its history, geography, famous people and other interesting information
VR Graz – Graz information (data, facts, history), 3D and VR (virtual reality) sightseeing, entertainment, hotel and restaurant guide and more