Start Easter in style this year by jetting off to the Austrian city of Graz with bmi, direct from Birmingham.
The airline is the only UK carrier to fly to Graz and with fares from only £99 one way, it’s a great opportunity to pick up some delicious treats and traditional gifts at one of Europe’s biggest and best Easter festivals.
Graz is Austria’s second largest city and enjoys UNESCO status thanks to its historical attractions including the Schlossberg and Clock Tower, which can be ascended by funicular railway. The Easter celebrations all take place from 23 – 31 March, centred around the Hauptplatz & Town Hall featuring 35 local and international stalls.
There will be opportunities to purchase all types of Easter related items including painted goose eggs, ceramic Easter bunnies and of course chocolate! There will also be various garden accessories for the coming spring, plus items for the home including glass, wood and leather.
For kids, there is a dedicated workshop throughout the week, while foodies will enjoy the culinary delicacies including roasted pumpkin seeds, locally produced honey and local liqueurs and schnapps.
For those who cannot get away for Easter, Graz offers many reasons to visit throughout the year including:
A perfect combination of a light and sound installation around the Opera House and through the old town, taking place from 28 – 30 April
Design Month Graz
A whole month (5 May – 6 June) dedicated to the local design scene including fashion shows, exhibitions, workshops, design-markets and more. The programme will be announced in March at www.designmonat.at
Austria’s biggest festival of electronic music and visual arts with international top acts and DJs! www.springfestival.at. Takes place from 13 – 17 June
World Music on Mariahilfer Platz
A celebration of world music from 19 July – 11 August www.murszene-graz.at
The region‘s biggest festival of classical music, with concerts at unconventional venues. 22 June – 22 July www.styriarte.com
Street artist and performance festival in the streets & squares of the historic city centre. Not only for kids but for everybody young-at-heart. Most performances free of charge! 27 July – 4 August www.lastrada.at
Food Festival Graz
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Graz as Austria’s culinary capital, Graz’s top chefs will be live at the Food Festival Graz from 11 – 17 August www.foodfestival.at
Year round fun and adventure thank’s to its Red Bull Racing Circuit, spa hotels, gourmet restaruants and winemaking experience. www.projekt-spielberg.com/en
For more information or to book a flight to Graz, visit www.flybmi.com or call 0330 333 7998