Graz is Austria’s second largest city. The center and suburbs of the city of Graz have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as “City of Graz Historical Center and Eggenberg Castle”. It is a city where the medieval cityscape remains as it is, and the very beautiful scenery is popular. Compared to Vienna, Graz is a little less well known as a tourist destination in Austria, but it has surprisingly many tourist attractions and is also visited by a large number of tourists.
- Sightseeing spot 1 : Landeszeughaus
- Sightseeing spot 2 : Hauptplatz
- Sightseeing spot 3 : Schlossberg
- Sightseeing spot 4 : Murinsel
- Sightseeing spot 5 : Kunsthaus
- Sightseeing spot 6 : Opera
- Sightseeing spot 7 : Historic Centre
- Sightseeing spot 8 : Herrengasse
- Sightseeing spot 9 : Graz Museum
Graz is a city located in the southern part of Austria.
It is said that the town of Graz was born at the time when the fort was built during the time of the ancient Roman Empire. The name Graz is a Slavic word meaning fort. In the middle, Graz gained city privileges and then came under the control of the Habsburgs. Since the 19th century, it has been successfully industrialized and has become one of the leading cities.
Graz is very warm and comfortable in the summer. However, it is very cold in winter and there is a lot of snowfall. Temperatures range from -5 ° C to 26 ° C throughout the year.
German is the official language in Austria.
Graz is a relatively safe city. There aren’t many vicious incidents, so you can spend your time with peace of mind.
Germanic people occupy most of Austria. Others are home to former Yugoslav and Turkish immigrants.
Graz is also a World Heritage Site, so the tourism industry is prosperous, and because of its background, it is characterized by a large number of museums and art galleries. Graz is also one of the leading university cities in Europe, with more than 40,000 university students including the University of Graz, technical colleges, medical colleges, art colleges, and educational colleges.
Most of them are Catholics in Austria. Others are Protestant, Islam, and Judaism.
The euro is used in Austria.
Sightseeing spot 1 : Landeszeughaus
The Graz Weapons Museum is the largest in Europe. Graz, which was the eastern defense base of the Habsburg Empire, gathered swords, guns, and armor in preparation for the invasion of the Ottoman Empire.
Sightseeing spot 2 : Hauptplatz
Hauptplatz is home to the City Hall and is the center of Graz. In the center of the square is the statue of Archduke John of Austria. It is crowded with many people on weekdays.
Sightseeing spot 3 : Schlossberg
It is a small hill with a height of 473m that rises above the city of Graz. There are no tall buildings, so climb Schlossberg for a panoramic view of the city of Graz.
Sightseeing spot 4 : Murinsel
The Moore River runs through the center of the city of Graz. There is a work designed by a New York designer named Moore Insel. It’s not just a work of art, it’s a bridge across the river.
Sightseeing spot 5 : Kunsthaus
The building that stands out is the museum. Art according to the theme of the time is exhibited. It is a very famous museum in Graz.
Sightseeing spot 6 : Opera
Graz has “Musikverein” and “Opera House”. Featuring decoration and an elegant social gathering, you can listen to performances that are as good as Vienna.
Sightseeing spot 7 : Historic Centre
The Graz City Historical District is a World Heritage Site in 1999. It’s not a big city like Paris or Vienna, but it’s a very beautiful city with a medieval cityscape.
Sightseeing spot 8 : Herrengasse
The most glamorous street in Graz. Facing this street is Hauptplatz, City Hall, State Hall, Weapons Museum and City Parish Church. There are many people coming and going and it is very busy.
Sightseeing spot 9 : Graz Museum
The Graz Museum has exhibits on history and culture from the Middle Ages. There are exhibits associated with the common people and aristocrats of Graz.
Graz has plenty of accommodation. Graz Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.