This historic city is the second largest city in terms of population of our southern neighbor. And it only needs about 290,000 thousand permanent residents. Its beautiful historic center has been a World Heritage Site since 1999. Within Austria, it is not only an important historical and cultural center, but also an important university site.
Sights & Landmarks in Graz
Schloßberg – if you come to Graz for sights, you must not miss this hill. You will find a number of important sights here and you have to set aside more time to visit. You can get to the top by cable car or by 260 steps. A lift is also available for immobile visitors. You can see here the Great Well, the Monument to Major-Hacker, the Schloßberg Stage in casemates, the Bell Tower, the Thomas Chapel, Cannon hut, Stable Walls, Chinese Pavilion and Bishop’s Chair, Actor G. Starcke’s House, Cerrini’s Mansion, Herberstein’s Garden and more.
Uhrturm – one of the symbols of the city, which rises above the city, so you can not miss it.
Landhaus – ranks among very important Renaissance monuments, even in pan-European comparison.
Eggenberg Castle – a very important Baroque building, not only within Austria. Since 2010, it has been inscribed on the World Heritage List. In addition to the beautiful equipment of the castle, there are museum collections to see.
Kunsthaus Graz – a very original gallery that has been in operation since 2003. You can visit this “blob” at Lendkai 1. It is open every day except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is 10.5 Euros for an adult, 4 Euros for children. Children under 6 years of age are admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
Graz is an important university centre.
University of Graz – the second oldest university in Austria, founded in 1585. About 31,000 students study here. It has faculties of Theology, Economics, Law, Arts, Science and Environment.
Graz University of Technology – technická univerzita v Grazu byla založena roku 1811. Má fakulty Architektury, Elektrotechnickou, Matematickou, IT, Chemickou, a fakultu Mechaniky.
Medical University of Graz – jako samostatná univerzita funguje teprve od roku 2004, kdy navázala na původní fakultu z roku 1863.
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – funguje už od roku 1815.
Of course, Graz also has its own international airport as the capital of Styria.It is located about 9 kilometers from the city and regular flights are available from Munich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and other cities. It has one runway.
Of course, Graz also has its own international airport as the capital of Styria. It is located about 9 kilometers from the city and regular flights are available from Munich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and other cities. It has one runway.