Graz in Austria: A small city with great experiences is written by Jens Skov Andersen
Holidays in Austria: Graz is worth a lot more than you think
At first glance, it is clear that Graz is a city in the middle of Europe with influence from all directions and at all times. Beautiful Italian-style Baroque and Renaissance houses are next door to futuristic buildings.
The classic meets the modern, and it all plays together. The city is big enough to be a big city, but small enough to be close to nature. And nature is everywhere within arm's length - that's how it feels at least.
Cultural holiday in Austria
The old town is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and there is cosiness in long lanes both on the street and inside restaurants and cafes. The old buildings around Hauptplatz underline the long history of Graz. In the Joanneum district, you can satisfy your gallery and museum desires.
Although museums tend to look like each other after seeing many of them, you must not miss the Kunsthaus Graz, which stands out to such an extent. The building resembles a mixture of something from a biology book and something from outer space, and is therefore called 'the friendly alien'.
There is also a good opportunity to experience Austria's rich history and cultural heritage.
Eating and shopping at Lendplatz
The Lend district has taken the hipster path. This is where modern art flourishes. In the morning there is a market on Lendplatz to which it belongs. The streets are full of hip shops where you can easily forget the time.
One must remember to pamper oneself, and for that purpose Graz is the perfect place. The Styria region, where Graz is the capital, is climatically perfect for fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and, not least, excellent wine. And then one must never forget that Austria is the cake lover's paradise, so the sweet things are of course also world class.
Graz is obviously both old and young at the same time. The large number of students in the city, of course, helps to bring the city to life. Art, culture, events, music and ordinary walking in it. It is probably healthy for a city like this to have a large, young population so that the city is constantly evolving. Graz does, and that's why you should stop by.
What to see in Graz? Sights and attractions
- The constructed island of Murinsel made of steel and glass
- The old town of Altstadt von Graz
- Eggenberg Castle Museum
- The bell tower Grazer Uhrturm
- Landeszeughaus Museum
- Kunstmuseet Kunsthaus Graz
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