We went to Graz, Austria in February to check out the city and meet some people already serving there. As per our last visit, it was very cold and gray. I think living there in the winter will be difficult but having the Alps nearby may be enough to make it better! Other than the cold, gray weather, I like the city. It is more traditionally European in size (everything close together) as opposed to Dresden that is very spread out. It is also much smaller, half the size of Dresden. We are looking forward to and dreading the year away from home.
On the Mur river across from the very strange looking Culture Palace. We have nicknamed it the body organ building!