Enjoy the mix between history and modernity in Austria’s second-largest city. In Graz, the historic Old Town, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, modern architecture, cultural events and festivals create a unique atmosphere of diversity and vitality. Graz attracts students (almost 60.000) and visitors alike with numerous sights and festivals. The Schlossberg with the Clock Tower, rising above the medieval Old Town, is a popular motif for snapshots and pictures – a must-see.
The Schlossbergbahn funicular takes visitors up the castle hill in just a few minutes. The futuristic Kunsthaus Graz (Art House), located on the banks of the river Mur, perfectly melts into the traditional city structure.
Further attractions of Graz are the Murinsel (the Island in the Mur), the Grazer Dom (Cathedral) with its Gothic fresco paintings, the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II, the Glockenspiel in the eponymous square, the Botanical Garden, UNESCO World Heritage Site Eggenberg Palace and many more.