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Highlights in Graz
- Paradise for culture lovers
- Worth a trip all year round
- Ideal for night owls
- Diverse programme of events
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Vacation rentals in Graz
Graz shines with a wide range of holiday accommodations in all price ranges. If you are looking for an apartment in Graz, you will find what you are looking for in the centre around the Schlossberg and in the districts of St. Leonard, Gries and Geidorf near the university. You will also be particularly pleased to live in a holiday apartment directly on the banks of the Mur, from where you will not only enjoy a picturesque view of the panorama of the old town, but also benefit from short distances to restaurants, sights and traffic junctions. If you like it a little quieter, you will be well served with a modern holiday apartment in peripheral locations such as Mariatrost, Ragnitz or in Eggenburg near Lake Thalersee.
Vacation in Graz
Travelers and Activities
The eventful history of Graz has left numerous traces in the city in the form of historical buildings, which you can visit as part of a city tour. Among the highlights are the Eggenberg Castle, the Stallbastei and the St. Ägydius Cathedral, as well as the Schlossberg fortress. No less worth seeing are the picturesque alleys, such as the Sporgasse, famous for its Gothic and Baroque facades, or the magnificent Herrengasse. The cultural offerings are rounded off by the Kunsthaus, the Graz Museum and the Universalmuseum Joanneum.Graz for night owls
As a university city, Graz has a diverse nightlife that is concentrated in the so-called Bermuda Triangle between Franziskanerplatz, Oberstadt and Mariahilferplatz. While cosy pubs like the Flann O'Brien and the O'Carolans attract mainly students, bars like the Cohibar, the Rangoon, the Three Monkeys as well as the Gecco Lounge are more upscale. If you want to dance, you can choose between beats in the discotheques Bollwerk, Fledermaus and iClub or hard guitar riffs in the rock clubs "Q" and Nachtexpress.
Things to know
Thanks to its Mediterranean influence, Graz impresses with mild temperatures as well as more than 2,100 hours of sunshine per year. Accordingly, the season for city breaks already begins in April and extends into October. Sun worshippers who want to enjoy the summer scenery at the foot of the Alps will be delighted with temperatures of up to 27 degrees Celsius and an average of eight hours of sunshine, especially between June and August.Regular events
The Graz event programme ranges from the Chinese New Year's Concert in January to the "assembly" design festival in May and the traditional Krampus and Perchten Run in December. Other highlights include the Austrian International Storytelling Festival in June, the "styriarte" classical music festival in July and the Klanglicht-Festival, which transforms Graz city centre into a single work of art with its light and sound installations.
The 17 districts of Graz are numbered consecutively around the old town and arranged in a spiral clockwise direction.
Top travel tips
The clock tower on the Schlossberg is the landmark of the city and is extremely impressive not least because of its exposed location. During a visit to the Schlossberg, you should not miss the opportunity to look out over the city and the distant Alpine peaks from the battlements of the 28-metre-high building.Trip to the Graz Armoury
If you are interested in knights and the Middle Ages in general, you should visit the Armoury of Graz in the Landeszeughaus. The world's largest collection of its kind, with 32,000 exhibits on five floors, contains countless weapons and armour that catapult visitors of all ages into the past.Historical Glockenspiel
Three times a day at the Glockenspielplatz you can listen to the ringing of the 24 bells of the famous Graz Glockenspiel, which with its three romantic melodies leaves many a visitor with an exhilarated smile.