On a visit to Graz you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Graz. These places are what Graz is all about. These must see places in Graz will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Schlossberg 8010 Graz
This 28 metre 13th century clock tower is very dear to the people of Graz. When Napoleon finally took possession of Graz back in the 19th century, he destroyed most of the fort on the Schlossberg, but a heartfelt appeal and a hefty donation from the citizens saved the Clock Tower. Each of the tower’s four faces has its own dial. The tower als...
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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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Hauptpl. 1, 8010 Graz, Austria
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 a...
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Herrengasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
30000 pieces of arms and armoury make up the biggest and most fascinating collection of this kind in Austria, and indeed, the world. Styria between the 15th and 18th centuries used to be in almost constant conflict. This armoury came about from the need to stockpile large quantities of armour and weapons between 1642-1645. As such, this collection ...
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Kaiser Franz Josef Kai 38 8010 Graz
At 123 metres high, the Castle Hill is the best place in Graz from which to capture 360 degree panoramas. Even better, the closest access to the hill is from the city’s main square. There are three ways to get up there.
The two glass Schlossberglift; room for 15 in each; a 30 second ascent to the top. A century old funicular that takes 4 minu...
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Sackstraße 7, 8010 Graz, Austria
09:30 am - 07:00 pm
Practically every major Austrian city has this department store chain. Modern, trendy, and upscale, the shopping centre is a favourite hangout for locals. Clothes and accessories and perfumes are it’s main draw, but a special surprise awaits the tourist that climbs to the sixth floor. From the terrace there, you have a wonderful overview of t...
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Mariahilferplatz 1, 8020 Graz, Österreich, Austria
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
It’s a strange looking thing to find in the middle of the river Mur – an artificial steel island, or a floating platform. Built in 2003 to create a water based attraction in Graz, the island is a restaurant-cafe, a playground for children, and a small performance area for live musical acts all in one. It looks like a giant blue, half-op...
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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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Piber Stud Farm Piber 1 8580 Köflach Austria
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
50km from Graz, you’ll find an elite school of riders, in a little village of Pber. The Lipizzan breed of horse is thought to be one of the most magnificent. The school itself is among the best in the world.
An interactive guided tour of the stud farm, where you see how these magnificent beasts are reared.
Watching the mothers and t...
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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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Farbergasse 15, 8010 Graz, Austria
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Every European city seems to need and want its own Irish Club, and this pub delivers! It’s large with lots of room; the atmosphere is lively; the beer is great; there’s usually football on the TV; there’s a small no-smoking area (yes, most of the space allows smoking); the music is pop and rock; and the staff is really friendly. Try the Molly burger too, it’s delicious.
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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 ...