Known for its narrow shop-lined streets and Renaissance architecture, Graz is a picturesque city home to affluent neighbourhoods and crowned City of Culinary Delights in 2008.The city's iconic attractions include red clay rooftops, a medieval town square and the Schlossberg clock tower.
Things to do in Graz
In the heart of Graz sits the old town and Hauptplatz, a charming town square and Heritage-listed site. Medieval and Renaissance buildings surround the square, while narrow alleys lead to quaint courtyards, local cafes and bustling restaurants.
The Mur River sits next to the art gallery of Kunsthaus, which features contemporary art exhibits, an open-air theatre and outdoor cafe. Designed by Vito Acconci, the museum’s exterior features modern architecture that sharply contrasts with the rest of the city.
Schlossberg is a tree-clad hill in the centre of town that provides panoramic views of the city. To reach the top, take the Schlossbergbahn railway and visit the Uhrturm clock tower, a prominent symbol of Graz.
Eggenberg Palace is a Baroque palace complex dating back to the 17th century that’s surrounded by a scenic park and landscaped gardens. Take a morning tour around the grounds to learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Getting around Graz
Graz Airport sits 20 minutes south of Graz, with buses and trains running regularly. Alternatively, Vienna is only a two-hour drive away. The town itself can be explored on foot or by using the bus, tram and train networks.