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Graz in Austria: A small city with great experiences

Graz is all the best that Austria has to offer: Beautiful nature, cozy culture, delicious food and pampering.

Graz in Austria: A small city with great experiences is written by Jens Skov Andersen

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Holidays in Austria: Graz is worth a lot more than you think

Graz is the size of Aarhus and is Austria second largest city. The city is close to the border Slovenia and is full of art, culture and not least culinary experiences. Really worth a visit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What to see in Graz? Sights and attractions

  • Schloßberg hill
  • 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
  • The art museum Kunsthaus Graz

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About the author

Jens Skovgaard Andersen, editor

Jens is a happy travel nerd who has traveled in over 60 countries from Kyrgyzstan and China to Australia and Albania. Jens is educated in China Studies, has lived in China for 1½ years and is a member of the Travel Club. He has extensive experience with the travel world as a tour guide, lecturer, advisor, author and photographer. And of course most important of all: As a traveler. Jens often goes to places where it is also possible to watch a good football match in the company of other incarnated fans and has a special fondness for Boldklubben FREM, where he sits on the board. For most people it is obvious to look up to Jens (he is barely two meters tall), and then he is a 14-time champion in the TV quiz Jeopardy and still single, so if you can not find him out in the world or on a football stadium, you can probably find him out touring in the Copenhagen quiz environment.




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