NKG XIII Graz in english


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After Vienna, Graz is the second largest city in Austria with about 275,000 inhabitants. Around 50,000 students attend the several colleges and universities in the city, of which the University of Graz hosts 30,000 students alone. Established in 1585, the university builds on long-standing traditions.

Following you can find information on how to reach Graz, where to find accommodation, and tips on what the city has to offer in terms of food and drinks.


CC-BY flightlog on flickr
CC-BY flightlog on flickr


There are direct train connections between Graz Central Railway Station (Graz Hauptbahnhof) and several German and European cities, such as Frankfurt, Innsbruck, Munich, Prague, Saarbrücken, Salzburg, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zürich. Trips can be booked directly through www.oebb.at/en

Please note that booking train tickets further in advance will result in lower fares.

From Graz Central Railway Station numerous buses and trams depart to/from the city centre. http://www.holding-graz.at/linien


Several airlines such as Lufthansa, Airberlin and Austrian Airlines service Graz Airport. Daily direct flights to Graz depart from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Zürich. It is also possible to fly to other major airports in the region such as Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Vienna or Zagreb and then connect by train or bus to Graz. Both buses and trams take you to and from the airport to Graz Jakomini Platz (city centre) as well as Graz Central Railway Station. http://www.flughafen-graz.at/en


A car trip to Graz takes approximately 2 hours from Vienna, Ljubljana or Zagreb; or 3 hours from Salzburg or Bratislava. When driving on the Austrian roads, you are required to purchase a toll vignette (www.asfinag.at/toll/toll-sticker), which you should attach to the inside of the windshield of your vehicle for the duration of your stay in Austria. Toll vignettes can be purchased just before or after the Austrian border at fuel stations and are valid for 10 days, 2 months or 1 year depending on your expected length of stay. Drivers should be aware that by making use of certain tunnels and particular highways, extra toll payment is required. In this case, toll is also collected through toll booths along the specific stretch and payment can be made in cash or by credit card (more info on extra toll: www.asfinag.at/toll#ap-inside-view-full).

Bus (long distance)

Regular long distance buses operate between Graz and Linz, Ljubljana, Maribor, Prague, Trieste and Vienna. Tickets can be booked on www.meinfernbus.de/en

Travel within Graz

Graz is well connected by numerous buses and trams, which operate between 5am and 12am. Bus tickets may be bought directly with the bus driver. Tram tickets may be bought either at the ticket machines within trams, tobacco stores, or the vending machines and ticketing counter of Graz Central Railway Station. Depending on your choice, tickets are valid for 1 hour / 24 hours / 1 week / 1 month.

With the “Graz-3-Tage-Ticket” (€ 11,80) you can make use of all means of public transport within Graz (zone 101) for 3 full days, which includes the inner city and university campus. This ticket can be purchased at the ticket machines within trams; at the Online-Shop; at the Tourism office; at the ticketing counter and ticket vending machines at Graz Central Railway Station; or at the SPAR supermarket at the airport.

A public transport map including all operating buses and trams can be downloaded here:



CC-BY-ND Jenud on flickr
CC-BY-ND Jenud on flickr

Graz offers accommodation in a broad price range, from hostels to luxury hotels, to rooms and entire apartments through Airbnb, Wimdu and Couchsurfing. Students attending the conference also have the opportunity to stay with other students in Graz. The university is located in the Geidorf district, which can be reached by foot in about 10 minutes from the city centre.

Food and Drinks

CC-BY-ND Tobias Abel on flickr
CC-BY-ND Tobias Abel on flickr

Restaurants near the university:

Uni Café / Uni Eno / Cafe Global / Galliano / De Gustibus / b.EAT / Gaumenkino / Thomawirt

Bars and cafes near the university:

Café Harrach / De Gustibus / Café Ritter / Kaffeehäferl

Restaurants near Lendplatz – Mariahilferplatz – Südtirolerplatz (on the west side of the Mur river):

Der Steirer / Zur Alten Presss / Lend Platz’l / Steirer Stub’n / Speisesaal Capperi! / Die Scherbe / Opatija / Rondo Santa Lucia

Cafes and bars near Lendplatz – Mariahilferplatz – Südtirolerplatz (on the west side of the Mur river):

Die Scherbe / Kaffee Weitzer / Blendend / Kunsthauscafé Foyer / The Running Horse Centraal / Cuntra La Kunsthure / Kabuff / Exil

Restaurants in the city centre (on the east side of the river Mur)

Yamamoto / Torona / Stainzerbauer / Herzl / Weinstube Mild / Glöckl Bräu

Cafes and bars in the city centre

Café Kaiserfeld / Buna

We also mapped them on CartoDB


Over the years, the Neue Kulturgeographie (NKG) conference has become a well-established platform for German-speaking scholars in human geography. As a different institute organizes the conference each year, this page provides information on past NKG conference themes, abstracts, programmes, and their organizers.


Committee / contact

Organising committees:

  • NK I – VIII: Henning Füller (hfueller@geographie.uni-erlangen.de; +49(0)09131-85-23303)
  • NK IX: Anke Strüver (struever@geowiss.uni-hamburg.de; +49(0)40 42838-5210)
  • NK X: Frank Meyer (f_meyer@ifl-leipzig.de; 0341-60055166)
  • NK XI-XII: unknown
  • NK XIII: Marc Seebacher (marc.seebacher@uni-graz.at; +43 (0)316 380 8301)


Conference manager / website manager:

Henning Füller
Institut für Geographie
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Kochstr. 4/4
D-91054 Erlangen


Email: hfueller@geographie.uni-erlangen.de
Tel: 09131/85-23303
Fax: 09131/85-22013