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Graz

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Graz which includes heritage architecture and a city

This warm city has historic buildings in every style, from Renaissance courtyards to gothic chapels, as well as modern art museums and a long history of café culture.

Graz is alive with modern art, cafe culture and a diverse range of historic architecture. Austria’s second largest city is made up of a collection of smaller villages and towns, which have knitted together to form the modern city. The old medieval town at the center of Graz is nestled against the base of the forested Schlossberg hill. Climb the mountain staircase or take the funicular railway to the top of Schlossberg to explore the parklands and remnants of a centuries old castle.

Explore the Old Town, a maze of grand buildings and quirky stories. Keep an eye out for the strikingly detailed Rathaus (City Hall) built in the 1800s. The Landhaus, a 16th century Renaissance style building complex and courtyard, has baroque furnishings and its own armory.

Graz has its fair share of modern attractions. The Kunsthaus, a surreal modern art gallery that looks not unlike a giant metallic sea slug, sits on the banks of the Mur river. The Mur runs through the center of Graz and is criss-crossed by pedestrian bridges. In the center of the river is another modern curiosity: a man-made metal island shaped like a seashell, which contains a cafe.

Graz has a long history of cafe culture, with some coffee houses boasting over a hundred years of service. In summer, enjoy the warm weather and beautiful views with al fresco dining in the historic courtyards and gardens. There’s a focus on produce from neighbouring farms, to be enjoyed with one of the local dry white wines or beers.

Getting around Graz’s main attractions is made easy by regular trams and buses. Insulated from cold winds and rain by mountainous surroundings, Graz’s weather is also hospitable to those wanting to explore on foot. Many areas in Graz, including most of the Old Town, are car-free pedestrian zones.

It’s impossible not to get caught up in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where history is writ large on every feature, in a vibrant celebration of architecture, art and culture.

Hotel Daniel Graz
Hotel Daniel Graz
4 out of 5
Europaplatz 1, Graz, Styria
The price is AU$105 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Located in Lend, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Explosiv Graz, Graz Old Town, and Farmer's Market on Lendplatz. Graz Art Museum and Mariahilf ...
4.2/5Excellent! (365 reviews)
"Great stay!"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

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Hotel Weitzer Graz
Hotel Weitzer Graz
4 out of 5
Grieskai 12-16, Graz, Styria
The price is AU$143 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in Gries, this hotel is steps away from Graz Old Town and Franciscan Church. Graz Art Museum and Neue Galerie are also within 5 minutes. Graz (GGZ-Graz ...
4.2/5Very Good! (472 reviews)
"Good Service and friendly Staff. Perfect Location!"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

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NH Graz City
NH Graz City
4 out of 5
Karmeliterplatz 4z/4b, Graz
The price is AU$141 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Located in Graz City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Holy Trinity Column, Graz Playhouse and Freedom Square. Graz Old Town and Styrian Folklore Museum ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (381 reviews)
March 2021
"Unique location right downtown, invites for a nice walks every day (leisure and office) and although difficult COVID times the team was exceptional helpful and friendly - I stayed there many times and will continue this tradition"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2021

NH Graz City
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Hans-Sachs-Gasse 10
Hans-Sachs-Gasse 10
3 out of 5
Hans-Sachs-Gasse 10, Graz, Styria
The price is AU$72 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Located in Graz City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Graz Old Town, Iron Gate Square and Next Liberty. Styrian Armoury and Landhaus are also ...
2.7/5 (59 reviews)
"The place was so old and the floors made squeaky sound when walking on. It was impossible to walk there without waking up others because of the loud noise. You could hear the same sounds from people walking in units next to you or above you."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2019

Hans-Sachs-Gasse 10
Altstadthaus Cityappartements
Altstadthaus Cityappartements
3 out of 5
Rankengasse 13, \N, Graz, Styria
Located in Gries, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Frida & Fred Children's Museum and Graz Art Museum. Graz Town Hall and Graz Main Square ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"We met the host on the first day and never saw her again. On the second to last day of our stay, we lost internet signal. That was the day that we needed it the most. I wanted to check-in to our flight for the following day and we had to run back and forth to the shopping mall to complete out transactions. ..."

Reviewed on 16 Dec. 2019

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GrazRentals
GrazRentals
3 out of 5
Schubertstraße 16, Graz, Steiermark
The price is AU$186 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Located in Geidorf, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of University of Graz, Graz Botanical Gardens and MUMUTH Theater. Leechwald and Graz City ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Sehr schöne, toll eingerichtete Wohnung in sehr zentraler Lage. Perfekt um die Stadt zu erkunden."

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2020

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