Why avant garde Graz is Vienna’s cooler little sister

Why avant garde Graz is Vienna’s cooler little sister
 

Graz, Austria’s second city, is like Vienna without the pomposity. There is the sweep of architectural styles – from gothic to Renaissance to baroque – you’d expect in a former imperial city with a Unesco-listed old town. But it is less traditional than the capital and the vibe is more relaxed, thanks partly to the fact that nearly one person in five is a student, and partly because it hosts the oldest avant garde festival in Europe.
Steirischer Herbst (until 16 October), which has run annually since 1968, will see 650 artists transform the city with 100 projects including screenings,... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Travel, Views: 34
Source: Guardian
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