Back in the 12th century, this used to be Graz’s main marketplace. It’s area was cut in half when the Renaissance Town House was built. Most of the houses around the square have lovely Renaissance and Gothic facades. A lot of cobbled little alleys lead into the square. You may want to check these out; there are a lot of cafes and bars and restaurants here. There’s almost always something happening at the square – it’s a great place to people watch. Sightseeing wise, you’re here for the atmosphere, which is lively, and also:
- The Graz Town Hall
- The White Moorish House
- The Luegg House
- The Archduke Johann Fountain
- This is one of the only two squares in the city where every tram stops.
- Shops in the square usually shut down by 7pm.
- Tram No 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14 Hauptplatz/Congress tram stop
- Graz Opernring Bus Stop
- Graz Andreas-Hofer-Platz: Buses 140, 200, 220, 300, 324, 350, 470, 500, 560, 570, 631, 650, 5370.
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95% of people who visit Graz include Hauptplatz in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
33.96% of people start their Hauptplatz visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Hauptplatz
65.35% of people prefer walking in order to reach Hauptplatz
Great square. Good people watching. Nice shops. Restaurants. Must see in Graz, plus it's the main station to pick up the tram.
City center. Nice view of clock tower and old architecture.. Good inexpensive food stalls.Creative hot dogs @ O My Dog down the street towards zakominiplatz.
Great light dishes. Incredible tasty french fries. A bit crowded, but the attentive service finds us a table. Lovely waffles and coffee.
Unique architecture, nicely decorated fountain, clear and vivid square. However, the lampposts having designed in a completely different style ruined the overall view.
Great place for peoplewatching, for relaxed drinking of coffee or a quick meal. Beautiful hostorical buildings and a number of narrow cobble-stone streets to explore!