Remember my you don’t have to go far blogpost? Well, this one could be seen as some kind of part 2 in the “series”. I’m not gonna lie to you – I’m suffering from a severe case of wanderlust at the moment. If I wouldn’t have to attend the Latin course, go to work and do all my other
stupid daily chores you’d see me sitting in a plane heading somewhere new… However, sadly real-life is a thing and leaves me no opportunity to leave Austria at the moment. Well, at least I’m heading to Vienna for a 2 day trip on Tuesday YAY!
The Hilmteich in Graz
Ever since I moved to Graz people told me that I just have to visit Hilmteich. But for some reason I wasn’t able to do so until Friday. And oh my god I so much regret not going there before. I intentionally decided not to edit the pictures in any way so you can see how magical and atmospheric this place looks like in “reality”. Ok no, I guess you have to go there and see for yourself – the pictures really don’t do justice! All the greenery made the little pond appear somewhat like a magical forest kind of place and that gorgeous building you see on the first picture… well, it’s a restaurant/interior shop and one of the most amazing and majestic buildings I’ve ever seen.
We had the most delicious cake and homemade ice-tea at the restaurant (Purberg) while watching ducks and fish swimming in the pond, people enjoying the sun and walking around it… If you’re interested in what the food looked like you should check out the picture I uploaded on Instagram (here & here) – duh, I want another one now!
When I talk to people from Vienna or other “big” cities they always tell me how boring they find Graz. But honestly, I really can’t agree with them. Sure it’s not New York and duh, we don’t even have a Starbucks here! But I couldn’t be any happier about choosing to live here – it has all the advantages of a big city but still remains full of charm and history. There are so many wonderful places like the Hilmteich rather near and the old-town is one of the most amazing ones I’ve ever seen. I mean isn’t it incredible how it only takes you 5 minutes to go from the city centre (looking rather grey-ish with all its concrete streets and high buildings) to a green oasis full of nature, peace and magic?
Have you ever been to the Hilmteich or Graz? Do you love strolls through nature as much as I do?