Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Graz is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Graz a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Graz.
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Eggenberg, 8020 Graz, Austria
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
This palace is flamboyant and brilliant. Apparently its architecture and layout are supposed to reflect the universe – they follow a very particular mathematics and allegory. It’s one of the grandest Baroque palaces in Styria. The attraction comprises of three parts:
The Palace Grounds: beautiful geometrical pathways course straight thr...
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Kunsthaus Graz Lendkai 1 8020 Graz
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
At first look, the building in which this art exhibition space is housed looks like something an alien dropped. Indeed, that’s what most people call it, a ‘friendly alien’. Others say it looks like a strange, black frog. The building is especially striking at night, when it glows with the light under its skin. The building has no ...
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Sporgasse, Graz, 8010, 8010, Austria
This cheerful little pedestrian street is older than the city of Graz itself. It used to be an important trade road in roman times. Today, you will visit it for two things – the shopping, and the architecture. The Luegg house – a fantastic Baroque building with a stucco facade – is at the corner of this street and the Main Square ...
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Kirchpl. 8, 8044 Graz, Austria
08:00 am - 12:00 pm
This high baroque church is the most important Marian shrine in the country. It’s an important pilgrimage site. Reaching for the sky from the top of the 469 metre high Puberg Hill, its dome and two front towers can be made out from a great distance away. The great attractions here are the frescoes on the ceiling, and the extravagant pulpit. T...
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Ruinenweg, Graz 8051, Austria
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Though now in ruins, this 11th century castle once held an important strategic location. It was in use until the 15th century to protect against the Turkish and Hungarian forces. In 1723, lightning struck the castles gunpowder supply, and most of the great building burnt down. Today, only its keep, chapel and some of the walls still stand. It&rsquo...
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Burggasse, 8010 Graz, Austria
10:30 am - 04:00 pm
He was the most famous Holy Roman Emperor, and he was born here in Graz. His efforts to suppress Protestanism and restore Catholicism as Europe’s only version of Christianity infused much of the Thirty Years War. His tomb, built between 1614 and 1638, is one of Graz’s most unusual buildings, an exquisite example of Austrian Mannerist Ba...
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Hauptplatz, Graz 8010, Austria
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This has been the location of the city administration ever since the 16th century, when there was only a simple Renaissance style building-cum-prison here. The classical building you see today was built in the late 19th century. The interior is quite nice decorated – coffered ceilings, galleries, panelings, and chandeliers. Most people visit ...
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Burggasse 3, 8010 Graz, Austria
06:30 am - 07:00 pm
This late-Gothic cathedral is part of Graz’s ‘city crown’ and UNESCO world heritage site. The church was built in the 15th century to replace the earlier 15th century Romanesque church. It looks a lot like an imperial court church. The highlights of the cathedral are:
The great skylights
The great organ
The fresco paintings of th...
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Nibelungengasse 26, 8010 Graz, Austria
09:30 am - 08:00 pm
Graz’s largest church was built between 181 and 1887 in Neo-Gothic style. The 109 metres tall church tower makes it the third highest in Austria. Most of the church, apart from the high altar that was remodelled in 1988, still follows the original architect’s design. The church also has some of the best examples of neo-gothic stained gl...
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Franziskanerpl. 14, 8010 Graz, Austria.
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The oldest church in Graz is still owned by the Franciscan order that founded it in 1239. With a low nave and high chancel and a unusually high tower, it’s a striking looking building. Notable highlights are the stained glass windows and the monastery gardens. The walls of the cloister are lined with the names, professions and information of ...
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Glockenspielplatz 4, 8010 Graz, Austria
12:01 am - 12:00 am
You’ll have to fight you way around a crowd of tourists to see this particular spectacle. See, there’s a building in this square, that has its own clock face. Thrice a day at 11am, 3pm and 6pm, the Glockenspiel’s 24 bells will chime with music; two mechanical figurines will come out on extended platforms and dance for a minute or ...
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Mariahilferpl. 3, 8020 Graz, Austria
08:00 am - 06:30 pm
Completed in 1611, this Baroque church is an important pilgrimage stop. It’s striking twin towers were only added in 1744 though. Today, the church serves as a parish church. It’s main highlights are:
Baroque statue of the Archangel Michael above the portal.
The image of the virgin Mary on the altar.
The church has been simplified ove...
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Rittergasse/Zinzendorfgasse 8010 Graz, Austria
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This is Graz’s oldest Roman Catholic church. They say it was built on the site of a graveyard from the 6th century, but no remains of the grave still exist; it’s suspected that grave robbers are to blame. Roman tiles found on the roof of the rotunda lead scholars to believe that the initial construction of the church was started using t...