The Riverdays in Graz – presented by the “Krone” – start on Saturday with hands-on offers, taster courses and top-class sports.
Sports aces or nature lovers, young or old, everyone can take part in the Graz River Days. The colorful and varied program is guaranteed to have something for everyone! On the first day of the festival tomorrow, Saturday, there will be the following offers on the Mur: basic kayaking course, yoga on the water, Colorado rubber dinghy, river rafting in a team of 2 The opening day is also sporty: Whether it’s the Lions dragon boat regatta, business or university cup, or the Austrian and Styrian championships in stand-up paddling. In addition, the motto around the soap factory is chilling & grilling, culinary delights await at the street food market, DJs provide musical entertainment. Also on Sunday, July 2nd, you can immerse yourself in this natural jewel and local recreation area in the middle of Graz. Get to know the city from a new, fascinating side. Free courses with rowing experts Finally, the Riverdays guarantee sport, action and experiences for the whole family on the water. One of the many highlights on Sunday is definitely the free introductory rowing session. The Graz Rowing Club demonstrates the complex technique of sport rowing. After preliminary exercises on a rowing ergometer, the experts take those interested in rowing out in a team boat on the water of the Mur. Everything is done under expert guidance, from the correct handling of the boat to the ideal rowing technique. The association is also on board as a festival partner. Michael Amerer, Managing Director Hydropower, emphasizes: “As a producer of renewable, environmentally friendly electricity from hydropower, it is particularly important to us to contribute to the protection and preservation of the environment. In addition to a series of ecological measures to improve the habitat of fish, amphibians, snakes or birds, the focus for many years has been on creating continuity in accordance with the EU Water Framework Directive. Both the Mur and the Enns are almost passable, and by 2027 the last remaining facilities will also be passable for fish.” So, off to the Riverdays at the weekend and join in! All information about the sports competitions and the hands-on offers can be found online at grazriverdays.at
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