Graz Travel Guide

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Graz Highlights

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     fascinating architecture, a great experience, cutural town 

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     As we went during winter it was little cold, but as I love cold weather that did not matter to me. 

  • In a nutshell
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     An overlooked Austrian city, but worth a little detour 

Graz Things to Do

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  • Schlossberg

    A giant slab of rock dropped right into the middle of the city was once the home of a powerful fortress, but now the home of a beautiful piece of parkland with amazing views over the city. The berg reminded me of a similar tree clad hill in my own town of Coburg, but this one was so close to the city center, with such staggering steep sides, that...

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  • Mur River

    Another piece of great architecture, this time a left-over from Graz's year as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2003, is a curved metallic island from New York architect Vito Acconci. It was only meant to be a temporary piece, but proved so popular that it has remained, becoming the site of a chic cafe and a place for sun seekers to hang out...

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  • Kunsthaus

    This has to be one of my favourite art exhibitions in Europe - it's worth a visit to Graz on its own. A combination of shocking architecture, and fascinatingly different artwork on display inside, makes for great entertainment. The building, designed by British architects Peter Cooke and Colin Fournier, is amazing. Dubbed "the friendly alien" its...

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Graz Hotels

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Graz Restaurants

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  • Quality vegetarian food

    Excellent restaurant, much frequented, modestly priced. Food included an excellent lentil soup with garlic and spices (cumin), Mexican tortillas, vegetarian Indian curries with potatoes and chickpeas, fritters, salads.Decor down at heel, less tylish than say Ginko's rival 'Mangold'.

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  • Steierishe cuisine

    Alte Munze is one of the restaurants with the longest tradition in Graz, typical Styrian restaurant istuate in the old core of the city. It is one of those restaurants which reminding us senior Vters to gnandma kitchen. The ambient is very attractive, especially to those who like old fashionable style. Styrian cuisine is typical for it soups, as a...

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  • The Greek restaurant

    The restaurant is situated in the very heart of the city, in well known Hofgasse street. It is more alike touristy place offering inexpensive but good food. The ambient is pretty modest but usually clean and in accordance to high Austrian standards Sincerely, I can't tell you any because I never had lunch here. According to the menu it offers the...

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Graz Nightlife

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  • Irish Bar

    I don't know why but I always seem to end up in an irish bar when i'm away. They're everywhere. I came here a couple of times on both trips and i'm glad to say that I got hammered on the Guiness. There's a good atmosphere here and its always busy. Its a spacious bar with lots of seating and a waiter service. None that I could see.

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  • coolest bar in graz

    pharmacy bar lounge is really one of the best bars in graz. we go there really often.the music they play is really cool and comes from london.they have alot of different cocktails which they have created themselves. i tried a spicy chocolate martini-it was amazing.they have a garden out the back in a courtyard where you can drink until 23.00.they...

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  • An evening at the opera

    Graz is Austria`s second largest city and has it`s second large opera house. The building seems to be baroque style, but actually it dates from the end of the 19th century. Currently you can see for example the Nutcracker, Rigoletto, Carmen or Cole Porter`s Anything goes (which was a solid performance, a bit lenghty though). Tickets are cheaper...

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Graz Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

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  • Metro System

    The metro system of Graz consists of busses, trams and the Schlossbergerbahn funicular, all of which can be travelled on with same ticket or pass bought from machines at the station (train or Schlossbergerbahn). There are a few machines elsewhere, and you can also buy online or at the Mobil Zentral (Mobility Center) at Jakoministra?e 1. The ten...

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  • From the airport by bus and train

    Every hour by bus (nr. 630 and 631, 20 minutes) to Graz Jakominiplatz and Griesplatz from outside the terminal building (70 meter).Every 30 minutes by train (S 5, 12 minutes) to Graz Hauptbahnhof, about 400 meter walk.Both are € 1,90 for a 1 hour ticket, € 4,20 for a 24 hour ticket.

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Graz Shopping

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  • Department Store

    Glitzy, impressive building on multi-levels in the centre of town. Relatively expensive, though I did find some corduroy trousers for 31 euros in the after Christmas sales at the beginning of 2011

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  • (mainly) Thai shop

    From my information this is the only shop in Graz that specialize in selling Thai products; another Thai shop in town for which I knew from internet already closed the business and it's a bar or something in its place now. Like said - Thai products are in the focus here. Variety of noodles, dried noodle soups, spices. Frozen and fermented seafood...

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  • Austria's most photographed Bakery

    Normally people come to a bakery to buy bread but to this one much more to take pictures. In general you may find in Graz lots of great old shops. The reason for it is that Graz was for quite a long time somewhat in the shadow of the economic boom in Austria. So the shop owners were often not affluent enough to destroy and rebuild their shops. But...

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Graz Local Customs

  • This is Goesser territory

    I am not a fan of beer and if thirsty I'd rather drink a soft drink. Sometimes, however, I take beer after pizza. Since I'm not a fan of it, then I cannot even identify what characteristics the individual types of beer has. I guess Gosser is originally local Austrian beer because its green coloured advertising dominates throughout the city.

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  • Inka music in Graz

    This musicians from Bolivia are old acquaintances, namely, they are frequent quests in my hometown of Zagreb, spending there several months in a year. They perform very soulful and melodious music that is pleasant to listen to. It is original Indian music, originating from both North and South America. Music is very relaxing and perfectly fits in...

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  • Chivalry

    In Central Europe there is a traditional custom of giving flowers, in almost every occasion, a man gives flowers to his loved one, friends when visiting friends in their homes, on the occasion of celebrations, birthdays or funerals,....etc. By giving flowers, man in love shows his affection and attention towards the person he loves, and it has a...

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Graz Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

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  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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  • Creepy people hanging out in McDonalds!

    I must share this, especially for women travellers to Graz. Although the city is perfectly safe, this is the place travellers should avoid; I'm sorry I can't remember the exact location, only that it was a McDonalds in a central part of the city, on a corner.Well, as me and my friend arrived to Graz and entered this McDonalds, which was the only...

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Graz Tourist Traps

  • skip walking up the tower of the...

    You are able to step up the tower of the Mausoleum, but when you have reached the very top of the tower, you will realize it was not really worth all of the effort.All that you will see besides a few ordinary house-roofs is the golden eagle on top of another tower of the Mausoleum. Spend some time INSIDE the Mausoleum instead, it is full of great...

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  • No such thing!

    Graz isnt very touristy anyway, so I really cannot think of any particular outstanding 'tourist traps'. Picture of Hasnerplatz, just 10 mins walk from the main square.

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  • Graz Hotels

    81 Hotels in Graz

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Graz What to Pack

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    Here we go ...

    by Jerelis Written Apr 18, 2013

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of SD cards!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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Graz Off The Beaten Path

  • Tummelplatz

    Graz is a really pleasant place to live and the right could be said to resenble a thumbnail verion of Vienna. Just as Vienna even Graz was the imperial city, where the seat of Empror Friedrich III used to be. ........ During a day Tummelplatz is lively place

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  • Bergfestival

    First weekend of November every year. In 20122, held in the Casino off the Schmiedgasse. Worth going, original films.This year the programme will be released on 18 October.

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  • Erenhausen, more oldtimers

    It was nice surprice indeed, the oldtimers parade and kind of relly, this time was organized in the Southern Styria. The show and parade were organived by the Mercedes Benz Company

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Graz Sports & Outdoors

  • I'll be back!!!

    Don't forget to visit the ArnoldSchwarzenegger stadion while in Graz. There is a gym at the back of the stadium which has a museum dedicated to the athlete/ actor/ politician. The stadium is shared by Graz's two top football teams - Sturm Graz, who dominated Austrian football in the late nineties and Grazer AK (or GAK) who won the title last season...

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  • Open-air swimming

    Open Air swimming pool in Andritz, a northern suburb of Graz. Also you can go to St Margarethenbad, in the town, you can get Student discount (40ATS for as long as you like at the time), but it's got damn cold water!! Swimming togs

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Graz Favorites

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  • Stadtparrkirche zum Hl. Blut,...

    Beautiful church called Stadtpfarrkirche zum Heiligen Blut is in the Herrengasse and you can't miss it. Originally it was a chapel first, then become a Dominican church and it has been parish church since 1585.This originally Gotic styled church was adapted to Baroque style and then once again reconstructed in a Ghotic. The bell tower is peculiar...

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  • Gösser Märzen

    Let’s make no secret of it. I do like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer I like, which reflects my particular taste of having a beer. In Austria it was sometimes rather difficult. I found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Gösser...

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  • Glockenspieleplatz

    Glockenspieleplatz is small but very pitoresque city square, in my opinion, it is the most beautiful part in whole of the town of Graz. Many tourists visit it because of the famous carillon, a must see when in town, many others because of the oldest Grazer brewery which stands right next to it. The square is in particularly attractive during night,...

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Hauptplatz
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Grazer Burg
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Schloss Eggenberg
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Landhaus
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Cathedral
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Drink time
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The Grazer Concert Hall - Schauspielhaus
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Opera Haus
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Karmelitenplatz
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Glockenspiele - Carillon
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Herrengasse
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Stadtpark
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Schlossberg
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Mur Island
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Burg
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Hauptmarkt
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Stadtpark
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Treat yourself to a cafe.
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Christmas tree sellers in city parks
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Landhaus
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Ehrenhausen, the Castle
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Panoramic view of the city
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Barmherzigekirche or Garnisonkirche
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Landeszeughaus
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Cafe Schwalbennest
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Domherrenhof
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Ehrenhause, the church
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Minorite Kloster
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The Tower
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Schlossbergplatz
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Ehrenhausen, near Leinbitz
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Dom - The Cathedral
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Mausoleum
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