Graz Tourism

Visit Graz - Best of Graz

Graz has never fallen to invaders. Its fort, the Grazer Schlossberg, has never been successfully invaded, and the city is quite proud of this. It is Austria’s second largest city, and once was the capital of the erstwhile Styria. The dukes of Babenberg, the Habsburg royalty and the Nazis have at various times ruled the city. A number of important figures have ties to the city too - Johannes Kepler studied here; Nikola Tesla taught here; Erwin Schroginger was briefly chancellor to the local university; Arnold Schwarzenegger was born here. It is also a student city; its six universities house almost 50,000 students.

As far as tourist attractions go the castle hill is the main sight, and the sunsets from the top are spectacular. The old town has been declared a World Heritage Site. The Eggenberg Castle is lavish, and the Zueghaus has an extensive and impressive collection of armour. In the summer Graz invites many of Europe’s musical talents to concert, so tourism takes a boost. The Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II is famous. The many beautiful churches of Graz will dictate much of your sightseeing. Architecturally, the city has a surprising amount of Italian influence, and also some great Mannerist form of buildings.

Graz Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Graz tips for your visit

  • On the Semmering Railway, from Vienna to Graz, sit on the left; from Graz to Vienna, sit on the right.
  • Watch out for bike thieves.
  • Avoid driving in the city if you can.
More about Graz

Facts and Stats for Graz*

  • Pollution Statistics in Graz

    Know the pollution level of Graz before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 48.61 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Graz: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Graz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Graz.

    • Burglary and Theft 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.53 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 9.72 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 39.71 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 97.22 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 86.11 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.47 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 23.53 (Low)
  • Living in Graz - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Graz is 164.78 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 82.2 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 74 (High)
    • Pollution Index 41.63 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.34 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.65 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.07 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 90.12 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Graz

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Graz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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