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Universalmuseum Joanneum Pass in Graz
"Select a 24-hour or 48-hour pass to the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz for admission to 12 interesting exhibitions. With this flexible pass it's up to you which sites you prefer to visit. Guided tours are not included in the price but can be purchased separately. Styrian Armoury:Get introduced to the world’s largest historical weapons arsenal. Kunsthaus Graz:This museum of contemporary art attracts visitors from all over the world. The building flo historical furniture and more than 500 ceiling paintings.Natural History Museum:Wild cats birds in flight strange plants mysterious fossils and much more showcase the planet's amazing diversity at the Natural History Museum. Neue Galerie:See a vast range of collections from the Biedermeier
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Landeszeughaus Styrian Armoury Entrance Ticket in Graz
"The special historical setting and sheer number of collector’s items make a visit to the Graz armoury a treat not to be missed. Marvel at an unbelievable 32000 exhibits arranged on four floors where many a visitor large or small drifts into dreams of heroic sagas of times past.Get your individual entry ticket now and either explore the Armoury on your own (audio guides are available as well) or by booking a guided tour at fixed times: Opening Hours26. March to Oct public holidays 11am - 2pm with guided tour only November to March 2017: admission with guided tour only Guided tours 2016: Tues-Sun and on public holidays at 1pm (en) 11am and 2pm (ger)Audio guides and guided tour to be booked at an extra cost on the sport of : 2
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Kunsthaus Graz Museum Entrance Ticket
"1066 acrylic glass elements form the skin of the friendly alien. At night it sends light signals or written messages from its facade to the other side of the river. It sucks daylight from the north through its ""nozzles"" on top. The ""needle"" is a glazed stretching over Eisernes Haus and Kunsthaus on the eastern facade. One of the nozzles is directed towards the east and enables a direct view to the famous Clock Tower of Graz which is the landmark of the city.Get so see the current and latest exhibitions"""It is an exhibition centre of international contemporary art that shows international trends in regular changing exhibitions placing these in both a national and regional context. The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003
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Hauptplatz Tips (13)

The Hauptplatz - Main Square

Graz's Hauptplatz is a wonderful square where you can find Graz's town hall, a bustling market and a lovely fountain. There are many ornate buildings next to the square.

Graz Town Hall was originally built in 1550. The original building was quite simple and also acted as a prison. This building was replaced in 1803 by a newer and larger building in the classical style. The current ornate town hall dates from the nineteenth century.

In front of the town hall there is a lovely fountain which dates from 1878. This fountain is dedicated to the Styrian prince Archduke Johann. He lived from 1782 to 1859 and was instrumental in the development of Styria. The prince has four female figures around him. These symbolize the rivers Mur, Enns, Drava and Sann.

The Luegg houses next to the Hauptplatz are ornate house with a stuccoed facades.

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Sep 01, 2014


The main marketplace is just in front of the Town Hall, and usually a wide open space dominated by the monument to the "Styrian Prince", Archduke Johann. When I arrived it was still crammed full of Christmas market stalls, and they were squeezing in some New Year's event stage on top of that. The square was therefore a maze, and it was teeming with activity.

It's smack in the centre of the city, so there are trams, buses and shoppers everywhere. It also attracts all the buskers and beggars, some of them surprisingly elaborate. When I was there I witnessed a three-piece brass band, and a troupe of Native Americans (or people of the First Nations or whatever they are called now) performing their ritualistic dances in the Styrian snow.

I suspect the Native American troupe may have been a fraud. For all it might have conjured up images of a far away land across the Atlantic, I think they were Austrians dressed up and acting. The music came from a beat box, and all the dancers were doing was mouthing the words and shaking their tambourines.

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Oct 21, 2012

Hauptplatz & Rathaus

The Hauptplatz became the new home of the Rathaus in 1550, when the old Town Hall had become too small. The Hauptplatz is home to many special events throughout the year, and one of the markets is also located there.

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Apr 04, 2011

Archduke Johann Fountain

Located in the centre of Graz Hauptplatz is the fountain/monument dedicated to Archduke Johann (1782 - 1859). The monument was erected in 1878 and also features statues of four women symbolising the rivers Mur, Enns, Drava and Sann which flowed through the old Styrian land.

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Apr 17, 2008
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The beautiful main square of Graz is the heart of the Old Town and is overlooked by the Schlossberg. The square began as a trading and commercial centre and the square still maintains a the sense of being the town's most important trade and commercial centre.
The square is dominated by the beautiful Town Hall/Rathaus but the impressive stucco facades of the Luegg houses on the corner of Sporgasse, competes fiercely with the Rathaus for visitors attention. The square also boasts an ornate central fountain and monument dedicated to Archduke Johan. This fountain was added in 1878 and rounds off the beautiful square nicely.

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Apr 16, 2008


Graz's main square is cobbled and pretty. It is the main hub for trams and for shops. There are lots of cafes there too. In the centre of the square, however, there are a number of hobos sitting around drinking beer.

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Dec 04, 2006

Main Square

Graz is the capital city of Styria. The Main Square of Graz is surrounded by nice buildings, including the Town Hall. In the middle of the square stands the statue of Archduke Johann, a Styrian prince who founded the Landesmuseum Joanneum. It is a good place to buy some food, flowers etc. from the many market stalls or just sit around the statue and watch the people.

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Feb 22, 2006


Hauptplatz was my favourite square in Graz. It's the focal point of the old town, and contains many great buildings including the Rathaus on its eastern edge. It's a very busy place by day with numerous market stalls dominating the western end of the square. The food looked great and seemed very good value. We had already had lunch so didn't buy anything more than ice-cream at the market.

The square was revamped in 2002 before Graz's year as European Capital of Culture, and while I've no idea what the square looked like before, it certainly looks good now. The most famous building on the square is the Rathaus (town-hall) while in the centre of the square there's an impressive statue of Archduke Johann. Most of the sights in the old town lie a short distance from Hauptplatz so you'll find yourself crossing the square frequently as you explore. The square looks especially good at night, when it's a lot quieter but much more atmospheric.

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Main squere

This is the photo of the main squere. In the foggy background you can see a tower clock and the castle.
A monument built in honour of archduke Johann is located in this squere.
Decorations on the streets and in the shop-windows reminds us that a Christmas time is coming,

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Aug 11, 2005

Hauptplatz, Main Square

In the middle of the 13th century you could already find many houses around the Main Square.

The first town hall was built about 1550, the second one in 1806, a harmonius building in the neoclassical style. The third and the present one was built in 1888-1893.

Around that square you´ll find fascinating houses. The Luegg is the best and most beautiful one (baroque). More in tips.

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Apr 13, 2005


The main square of Graz is called exactly that - Main Square or Hauptplatz in German.
It's as representative and lively as the main square should be. If you come from Kunsthaus direction, the square will open before you with the City Hall at the opposite end.
If you walk to the city hall and turn around, you'll have a nice view of the Schlossberg and the Clock Tower.
Although your eyes will be attracted my many interesting facades and roofs, you will want to watch your step - as I've already said, Hauptplatz is very lively with food stalls (not my favorite sight there), locals sitting around the central monument and various performances as part of the culture project.

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Oct 27, 2003

Hauptplatz (Main Square)

The Main Square of Graz is surrounded by nice buildings, including the Town Hall (Rathaus). In the middle of the square stands the statue of Archduke Johann, a Styrian prince who founded the Landesmuseum Joanneum. It's a good place to buy some food, flowers etc. from the many market stalls or just sit around the statue and watch the people.

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Oct 05, 2003

Things to Do Near Hauptplatz

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The old core of Graz, with its architecture, look alike more to the northern Italian cities rather then central European city. I have found here alots of simmilarities with Bolzano or Belluno even...
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Graz Cathedral is also called St. Giles' Cathedral. It was built in 1462 by Friederick III on the site of an earlier Church of St Giles. In 1564 it was made into the court church, and in 1786 the seat...
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Palais Saurau

We walked uphill from the Hauptplatz in search of the carving of an armed Turk on the roof of the Palais Saurau. I must admit I walked straight past it first time. It is so high up it is difficult to...
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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,...
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On the west-facing steep and stony cliff facing the river are 'hanging gardens', called I think the Herberstein gardens after the most famous noble family dominating the city's early modern history....
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Schloss Eggenberg

An hours spent enjoying the castle grounds on a beautiful Autumnal day. There are museums and galleries inside but time was limited and outside was fantastic! Visited the planet garden and spotted...
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