Graz explorer bucket list

Graz, Austria. Photo by Daniel J. SchwarzGraz, Austria. Photo by Daniel J. Schwarz

Graz Explorer travel information

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria, lying on the River Mur, listed in our collection of Best cities in Europe. The destination is popular among tourists for its historical buildings in Baroque style, the Old Town, and the picturesque panorama of the Schlossberg. With UNESCO World Heritage Sites and nature, Graz can be your piece of pure Europe. 

Things not to miss in Graz

  • Ride a funicular railway up to the 473-meter Schlossberg hill or hike to the hill to visit the Clock Tower and admire the best city view.
  • Check out the alien building of Graz Art Museum and explore the unique works of contemporary art.
  • Visit the Murinsel, an artificial steel island built in the middle of the River Mur.
  • Get closer to nature in the Municipal Park and Botanical Gardens of Graz with the Emperor Francis Joseph Fountain.
  • Find the symbol of the region of Styria and one of the major historical places of Graz, Eggenberb Palace, surrounded by splendid gardens.
  • Admire the Neogothic architecture of Herz-Jesu-Kirche with the third tallest bell tower in Austria. 

Eat like a local in Graz

  • Enjoy the Clock Tower view while having lunch at Aiola Upstairs, a restaurant and cafe.
  • Find another beautiful view of the city in Freiblick Tagescafé and enjoy a cup of coffee with dessert.
  • Taste traditional Austrian handmade chocolate in Linzbichler with a special Schlossbergkugel chocolate truffle.
  • Discover Eis Greisler, the small ice cream parlor with the best ice cream made of organic milk and fresh ingredients.
  • Embrace the romantic evening of Graz with schnitzel and a glass of Schikcher crips rose wine.

Where to stay in Graz

  • Find peace and comfort in Kai 36 – Hotel zwischen Fels und Fluss 5-star hotel with open terrace.
  • Enjoy the contemporary style mixed with vintage details in Aiola Living Graz 4-star hotel in the heart of the town. 
  • 3-star Hotel Römerstube is still an excellent accommodation option in Graz if you need a friendly place to enjoy European service.
  • The a&o Graz Hauptbahnhof is a top popular pocket-friendly accommodation in Graz if you are traveling on a tight budget. 
  • Travel to Voitsberg, one of the prettiest regions in Austria, and stay in Voitsberg-Apartments.

Graz hotels map with prices

Popular flights to Graz

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