ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM
All registered accompanying persons are invited to join the following TWO half-day tours.
All tours will depart from Messe Center Graz, Stadhalle
1. Guided Walk through the Old Town and visit of Eggenberg castle
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008
09:00 – 12:00
World Heritage and Cultural Capital. Graz has many faces: Renaissance residence and student city. Romantic arcaded courtyards, bustling squares, medieval alleys, southern charm. A panorama of old and new.
Explore the narrow lanes and picturesque courtyards and hear about the history of one of Europe’s best-preserved
After the old town walk you will learn more about Styria's most splendid palace – Schloss Eggenberg. A journey into the Cosmos. A building portraying time. That is how one could describe this castle, erected in 1625 to 1656.
2. Wine Country - A Taste of the South
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008
09:00 – 15:00
This trip shows the culinary region between Graz and the Slovenian border. Have a peek into the largest wine cellar in Styria and sample some excellent wines, before traveling through the breathtaking scenery of the South Styrian vineyards. We'll round off the afternoon in a rustic winery with a tasty regional snack and a pumpkin seed oil tasting.