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.

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Facts and Stats for Graz*

  • Pollution Statistics in Graz

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

    • Air Pollution 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 30.36 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.14 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26.79 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.21 (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 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.77 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.43 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.82 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 14.77 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.45 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80.68 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.76 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.57 (Low)
  • Living in Graz - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Graz is 173.08 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 79.92 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.93 (High)
    • Pollution Index 46.84 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.79 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.39 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.11 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 98.4 (High)
    • 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 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.56 USD

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

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