Top 20 Things to See and Do in Old Town Graz

Top 20 Things to See and Do in Old Town Graz, Graz, Austria (B)

As the rising sun bathes Old Town Graz in a golden light, the city bells start to ring out the hour. Climbing the 260 steps to the top of the Schlossberg early in the morning to admire the views across the city is one of my favourite things to do in Graz. The terracotta rooftops stretch out before me. The friendly alien, as the city’s futuristic art gallery is known, catches the sunlight beneath a clear blue sky. It’s going to be a beautiful day. The perfect day for exploring Graz.

One of the most beautiful and best-preserved historic cities in Europe, the Old Town of Graz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city as a whole is the second largest in Austria. Named ‘European Capital of Culture’ in 2003 and a ‘UNESCO City of Design’ in 2011, Graz safeguards the past while looking to the future, and, with a reputation for being Austria’s culinary capital what more temptation do you need to visit.

The compact city centre is a delight to wander around on foot, so grab your camera and a comfy pair of shoes and follow this self-guided walking tour of Graz city centre highlights. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top 20 Things to See and Do in Old Town Graz
Guide Location: Austria » Graz
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kathryn Burrington
Read it on Author's Website: https://travelwithkat.com/things-to-do-in-graz/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hauptplatz
  • Rathaus der Stadt | Graz Town Hall
  • Franciscan Church
  • Kunsthaus Graz | The friendly alien
  • Mariahilfkirche | The Church of Our Lady of Succour
  • The Murinsel | Island in the Mur
  • Schloßberg | Castle Hill
  • Uhrturm | Clock Tower
  • Glockenturm
  • Stallbastei mit Kanonenhütte | Bastion
  • Chinese Pavilion
  • Schlossberg Rutsche | The Slide Graz
  • Schloßbergtunnel | Schlossberg Tunnel
  • Hofbäckerei Edegger-Tax
  • Doppelwendeltreppe | Double Spiral Staircase
  • Graz Cathedral
  • Burggarten Graz
  • Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II
  • Glockenspiel
  • Landeszeughaus | Styrian Armoury
  • Grazer Landhaus
  • Grand Hôtel Wiesler
  • Mangolds
  • Glöckl Bräu
  • Restaurant Schlossberg