Graz is a fun and welcoming city with a large student population and many local and international young professionals who also the coworking and coliving spaces that have become trendy recently. They are becoming more and more important as living space is limited in Austria’s second-largest city.
Living costs in Graz are slightly lower than in Salzburg, Vienna or Innsbruck. Graz is very green with many parks and from the Schlossberg – English: Castle Hill – remote workers can enjoy a calming view of the city after a long day.
Here are some fun facts about Graz:
- Fewer than 300,000 people live in Graz.
- The name Graz comes from the old Slavic word gradec, which means “small castle”.
- Graz has one of the highest student counts in the world and so it has a lot of cultural events and a good nightlife.
- Nicola Tesla studied electrical engineering at one of the local universities here.
- The Slovenian town Marburg is just 31 miles away and well worth a visit.
- Graz has more sunshine and less wind and rain per year than Vienna and Salzburg.
- The Graz Historic Center has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999.
- The city is the Austrian automobile industry hub and Peugeot builds its RCZ sports coupe here.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in the small town of Thal, just 2 miles west of Graz.
- Kunsthaus Graz is a stunning, blue contemporary art museum that is a must-see and a piece of art in itself.
- On Murinsel, the artificial island in the city, digital nomads can relax in a tranquil café with a view of the Mur River. There is even a theatre on the island!
Remote workers can make use of the many coliving and coworking facilities in this historic and picturesque town and explore its Austrian and Slovene history while making valuable contacts.