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Here are some informative websites. Most of these sites are in English (EN) or have English and German versions (EN/DE). Please contact us to suggest other helpful sites or to report a broken link.


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Corona/COVID-19 Resources: Click links below for detailed information

Multilingual information from the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) (E)

City of Graz information about testing, vaccination & measures (E/G)

What is the Digital Green Certificate?  Info from the European Commission (E)

Activate your digital signature (prerequisite for the Digital Green Certificate) (G)

COVID-19 regulations for schools (G)

We encourage our members to continue to try to stay informed about current measures associated with the coronavirus pandemic in Austria and Graz by referring to the City of Graz page and Ministry of Health website

Informative Brochures

Welcome Brochure from the City of Graz (last updated: 2018)

A great source of information about the city in English for newcomers (EN)

Helpful information about moving to Austria from the BMEIA (EN)

Welcome to Austria brochure from the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) (EN)

2021 Brochure to Living and Working in Austria from EURES and AMS (EN)

Also see: AMS, EURES

Your Social Security Rights in Austria (last updated: 2021) – A useful document from the European Commission about your social security (insurance coverage and benefits) in Austria

Useful Websites with Information about Austria and Graz

Republic of Austria
Official homepage, explanation of the political system. (EN/DE)

Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF)
Online information about living in and moving to Austria from the ÖIF. (EN)

Just Landed
A really helpful website packed with information about how to face daily challenges of living in Austria (and many other foreign countries), from making a telephone call to going shopping and much more! (EN)

Virtual Vienna
Comprehensive site for the English-speaking community not just in Vienna, embassies, newspapers, conversion tables, stories, want ads, etc. (EN)

Search for a foreign embassy or consulate located in Austria. (EN)

Styria Tourism
The official tourism site for the Province of Styria: where to go, where to stay and what to do. (EN)

Welcome to Styria
All about living, working and getting started with life in Styria. (EN/DE)

Graz Tourism
Tourist office, not just for tourists, a must for newcomers. (EN/DE)

Blogs (about Life in Graz) by local English-speaking expats

I Love Graz by Rachel Fox (EN)

Sarah Löcker’s blog (EN)

Austrian News for the German-impaired

The Local 

An English-language online newspaper with the latest Austrian news and a comprehensive job search engine for jobs requiring English or another native language. (EN)


The Metropole 

The leading English-language news outlet in Austria that was developed just for expats in Vienna. (EN)

Service Centers for Internationals / Expatriates

Americans Citizens Abroad 

Serving and defending interests of U.S. individuals living worldwide. (EN)


American Women’s Association of Vienna 

Information about living in Vienna (and Austria). (EN)


The Association of Americans Resident Overseas 

Service for issues of concern to U.S citizens. (EN)


British Embassy in Vienna 

Support for British citizens in Austria. (EN)


Club International 

Center of excellence and service for expatriates and their families initiated by the economics department of the city of Graz. You qualify for their services If you or someone in your family is an expatriate employed by one of the member companies listed on the website. (EN/DE)


Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas. (EN)


Open Door 

Network of International Women’s Associations which are non-political, non-religious, non-commercial and where membership is open to all nationalities to offer inter-club contact and communication. (EN)


Seddwell Center 
Community center for international community members in Graz. (EN)

Travel and Transportation

Styrian Tourism Service 

Useful information about mobility in Styria. (EN/many languages)


By plane:

Vienna International Airport (EN/many languages)


Flughafen Graz (EN/DE/SI)



By train and bus:

Austrian National Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) 

Online tickets and train schedule information. (EN/DE)


Verbund Linie 

Information about all public transportation networks in Styria. (EN/DE/IT)


By bicycle:

Cycle trails in Austria. (EN/many languages)


Distance cycle routes in Austria and throughout Europe. (EN/many languages)


Worldwide bike route platform featuring many routes in Styria. (EN)


By hiking:


Great hiking tours in and around Graz. (EN/DE)



Planning and navigation platform for biking, hiking and more in Styria and beyond. (EN/many languages)

Children and Education

Family Guide – Services for Families in Austria 

Information regarding government benefits and policies for all the development phases of your child. (EN/DE)

Information about Living in Austria with Children 

Information provided by the Austrian Federal Chancellery. (EN)

Zweiundmehr Kinderbüro 

Your one-stop-shop on Karmeliterplatz in Graz for ALL questions that you may have about having, raising or educating children in Austria. Their website is only in German, but don’t be shy…just go on by! (DE)

Eltern-Kind-Zentrum (EKIZ) 

An amazing place to find information about childbirth and rearing children in Graz, meet with other parents, and participate in informative courses and workshops. They also have a list of local, trained (also some English-speaking!) babysitters and a monthly flea market(DE)

ABI-Service Center Graz 

The personnel at this office can answer any questions you may have about sending children to school in Graz! (DE)

IBOBB Café Service Center Graz 

An information hub and contact point for all questions about education (including apprenticeships) and careers. (DE)

Bilingual International Primary School in Graz. (EN/DE)


Graz International Bilingual Secondary School. (EN)

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Useful information about education in Austria. (EN/DE)

Austrian education system 

Overview of the structure and content of the Austrian education system. (EN/DE)


A great resource that can be used to find babysitters (also speaking English or another language) in your area. (DE)

Continuing Education and Universities

Berufsanerkennung (Recognition of foreign certificates/degrees in Austria) 
Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) website that explains how you can submit your qualifications, degrees and certificates earned abroad for recognition in Austria. (EN)

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Get an overview of the Austrian higher education system. (EN)

University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-University) – KFU Graz (EN/DE)

Graz University of Technology – TU Graz (EN/DE)

Medical University of Graz – Med Uni Graz (EN/DE)

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (EN/DE)

Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark

College for teacher training education. (EN/DE)

Volkshochschule Steiermark 

An adult continuing education school that offers a diversity of classes. (DE)

International Business School Styria Provides executive education in English and works with the Saint Mary’s College of California. (EN)

AMS Continuing Education and Training Database (DE)


Graz National Theater 

Comedy, drama, romance and more! (DE)


Graz Opera House 

Luxurious red carpets, sparkling crystal chandeliers…prepare for the drama of the opera in Graz! (EN)


Next Liberty Theater 

Talented theater productions for children and adolescents. (DE)


FRida & freD Children’s Museum 

This incredible children’s museum offers fascinating exhibits for both younger and older children. From 4:00 pm every Thursday to Sunday, theater productions for children aged 2 and above are shown. (EN/DE)


Pennyless Players 
A non-professional, non-profit student theatre group from Graz that loves to entertain their audiences with plays in the English language. (EN)


Vienna’s English Theatre 
The oldest and most established English-language theatre in continental Europe! (EN/DE)

Searching for work

Public Employment Agency in Austria (AMS) (EN)
A good place to get started looking for work and specialized training. Everyone can search the comprehensive e-jobs room! (EN/DE)

Berufsanerkennung (Recognition of foreign certificates/degrees in Austria) 
Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) website that explains how you can submit your qualifications, degrees and certificates earned abroad for recognition in Austria. (EN/DE)


Translation dictionary, service of Technical University of Munich. (EN/DE)

Useful online translation tool. (many languages)

Online telephone book. (DE)


A multilingual women’s counseling center in Graz. (EN/DE)

Frauengesundheitszentrum (Women’s Health Center) 

Learn more about women’s health issues and services. (EN/DE)


A network of counselors for men and women in Graz. (DE)


Search for private caretakers for children, the elderly, pets as well as cleaners and tutors. (DE)

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