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[Europe Travel] Austria: Graz Recommended Tourist Spot Information

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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.

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Location

Graz is a city located in southern Austria. If you search, you can find a lot of recommended travel information. Nowadays, as it is the state capital, the arts are thriving, and the architecture such as the clock tower is beautiful, and it has a very German-like atmosphere. There are many places to enjoy the city, including cafes, royal palaces, palaces, churches, parks, and art. Gourmet food, restaurants, and hotels are nearby, so it’s recommended for overseas travel.

History

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.

Climate

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.

Language

German is the official language in Austria.

Security

Graz is a relatively safe city. There are not many violent incidents and you can spend your time with peace of mind. The infrastructure will be moved around the facility by tram, car, etc. depending on the purpose. The price is not that high so check it out. It’s a compact and well-organized city, so it won’t be that stressful. Recommended for day trips.

Race

Germanic people occupy most of Austria. Others are home to former Yugoslav and Turkish immigrants.

industry

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.

religion

Most of them are Catholics in Austria. Others are Protestant, Islam, and Judaism.

currency

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.

Hotel

Graz has plenty of accommodation. Graz Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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