Graz is a lovely city in the south of Austria with a population of about 300.000. It is also the capital of Styria and the second largest city of Austria. The historic city center was added to the UNESCO list of world heritage sides in 1999 and in 2003 Graz was designated the cultural capital of Europe. Remarkably, Graz has four colleges and four universities with about 60.000 students. It is a modern city with a lot of history, which makes Graz a great place to live, study or visit.
Hauptplatz Rathaus (c) Graz Tourismus
Whether you are a nature lover, foodie or culture enthusiast, Graz offers a plethora of leisure activities within easy reach.
Here are some tips on what to do in Graz!
Uhrturm (c) Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer
How about visiting the Clock Tower and enjoying the panoramic view from the top of the Schlossberg?
Schloss Eggenberg (c) Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer
You can stroll through the city centre, do some shopping or visit one of the museums.
Learn more about the history of Graz in Schloss Eggenberg!
Graz at night (c) Graz Tourismus - Werner Krug
No matter where you find yourself in the city, one of the many restaurants or bars is just around the corner to enjoy a meal or have a drink.
How about enjoying the iconic scenery of Graz while enjoying some locally produced wine at the top of Schlossberg?
Augarten (c) Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer
If you are into sports or relaxation you can visit one of the parks like Stadtpark or Hilmteich...
Murinsel (c) Graz Tourismus - Markus Spenger
... or take a walk along the river Mur and spend some time at the Augartenbucht.