Graz Art Galleries Tour, Graz

Graz, named the European Capital of Culture for 2003, offers a great selection of different art galleries that are definitely worth visiting. Exhibits of modern art and the works of medieval masters can be found just a few footsteps apart. Take this self-guided tour to explore wonderful art galleries of Graz.
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Graz Art Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Graz Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Austria » Graz (See other walking tours in Graz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: ashley
Galerie Leonhard

1) Galerie Leonhard

Founded in 1990, Galerie Leonhard displays amazing pieces of art from the 19th century, as well as modern art works. In this gallery you can see great works of such artists as Anselm Gleich, Joanna Glattfelder, Gerhard Fellinger, Mario Ciuha, and others. Each year the gallery organizes approximately ten new exhibitions.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 5 pm - 6.30 pm; Saturday: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Galery Eugen Lendl

2) Galery Eugen Lendl

Galery Eugen Lendl showcases the works of both Austrian and international artists. Among those represented in the gallery are Beat Streuli, Olga Adelantado, Helen Chadwick, Joseff Danner, Michael Kienzer, Hubert Schmalix, Günther Pedrotti, Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek, and Vadim Fishkin. Galery Eugen Lendl frequently hosts exhibitions featuring the works of well-known artists.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 2 pm - 7 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm
Galerie Kunst & Handel

3) Galerie Kunst & Handel

Galerie Kunst & Handel was opened in December 1999. The gallery features outstanding Austrian and international artists from the second half of the 20th century, including Franz Graf, Arnold Reinisch, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Otmar Bauer, Peter Dunkl, Christian Eisenberger, and Wolfgang Ernst. It hosts exhibitions of new work on a regular basis.
Galerie Lorli Ritschl Foundation

4) Galerie Lorli Ritschl Foundation

Galerie Lorli Ritschl Foundation was established in 1998 and is located in the very heart of the old city. It hosts regular exhibitions, performances, and auctions that focus on the 19th and 20th centuries art. Among the artists represented in the gallery are Gerald Szyszkowitz, Otto Ritschl, Toni Franovic, Bernhard Eisendle, Gudrun Kosmajer, and Ilse Burkelz.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Galerie Remixx

5) Galerie Remixx

Gallery Remixx showcases the works of many famous artists from the 1920s through the present including oil paintings, graphics, photography, water colors, and posters. Among the artists featured there are Leo Diet, Hans Fronius, Hubrt Hoffmann, Wolfgang Herzig, Anny Dollschein, Hans Fronius, Norbert Nestler, Fritz Panzer, Gerhard Raab, Friedrich Aduatz, Susanne Wenger, Josef Taucher, and Gertrud Ring.
Galerie Schafschetzy

6) Galerie Schafschetzy

Galerie Schafschetzy is a famous gallery situated on Färbergasse. The gallery showcases a great variety of graphic artwork from the 17th through the 20th centuries. It represents such renowned and talented artists as Irma Eberl, Anton Petz, Afred Klinkan, Kurt Stadler, Hartmut Urban, Klaus Wanker, and Alois Neuhold.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 1 pm; 2 pm - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm
Die Kunstgalerie Holasek

7) Die Kunstgalerie Holasek

Die Kunstgalerie Holasek, situated on Sackstrasse, offers a wide array of wonderful works in the fields of sculpture, plastic art, and painting.

The gallery features such talented artists as Gabi Troester, Herbert Wallner, Jeni Nolcheva and Karin Ganatschnig, as well as great art pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6.30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Da Loam Gallery

8) Da Loam Gallery

Located on Mariahilferstrasse, Da Loam gallery was founded by Selma Etareri. It showcases interesting works in such fields as ceramics, photography, graphics, and many others. This gallery also organizes courses and seminars for those who are interested in ceramics and stone sculpture.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Camera Austria

9) Camera Austria

Housed in famous Kunsthaus Graz, Camera Austria is a large art gallery that features a great number of remarkable art works. The gallery showcases works of such well-known international and Austrian artists as Michael Asher, Jodi Bieber, Sabine Bitter, Henry Bond, Nicole Wermers, Didier Bay, Marika Asatiani, Joe Deal, Dan Panaitescu, Pierre Bourdieu, Victor Burgin, and others. Camera Austria also presents interesting lectures on regular basis.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Artelier Contemporary

10) Artelier Contemporary

Founded by Petra Schilcher and Ralph Schilcher in 1985, Artelier Contemporary specializes in limited editions by Austrian and international artists such as Vito Acconci, Angela Bulloch, Eliska Bartek, Axel Huber, Martin Guttmann, Norbert Brunner, Franz Graf, and many others. The gallery showcases both limited editions and unique pieces, all of which are well worth viewing.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 1 pm - 6 pm
Galerie Des Kuenstlerbundes Graz

11) Galerie Des Kuenstlerbundes Graz

Galerie des Kuenslerbundes is a very famous gallery, situated on Annenstrasse. The gallery was founded in 1925 by fourteen well-known artists and is currently run by the Association of Graz Artists. This gallery features the works of such talented artists as Renate Höfer-Wiesinger, Jelka Kaan, Bettina Hassler, Herbert Bauer, Edeltrude Arleitner, Lore Lambauer, Jeni Noltcheva, Anna Vidayayka, and many others.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 4 pm - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 12 pm
Galerie im Lend

12) Galerie im Lend

Galerie im Lend opened in 2000 with an exhibition of works by August Franz Svoboda. Among other artists presented at the gallery are Traude S. Mihalopulos, Gege Stiegler, Wolf Gössler, Ewald Gynes, Alfred Hruschka, and Barbara Greiml. The gallery regularly mounts original exhibitions and is always worth a visit.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 4 pm - 7 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 13 pm

Walking Tours in Graz, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Graz

Create Your Own Walk in Graz

Creating your own self-guided walk in Graz is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Graz Museums Walking Tour

Graz Museums Walking Tour

The city of Graz hosts many wonderful museums. Perhaps your interest will be caught by one of the exhibitions at the City Museum, or maybe the Hans Gross Criminological Museum is more your style. Whatever your interests, you will find something to engage them on this self-guided tour exploring the fascinating museums of Graz.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Old Town Walk

Old Town Walk

The Old Town in Graz is one of the best preserved city districts in Central Europe. Recently, in 1999, Old Graz was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. The main landmarks and most notable monuments in Graz are situated in this part of the city. Take this walk to learn more about beautiful Old Graz.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Religious Buildings Tour in Graz

Religious Buildings Tour in Graz

Graz is the home of a great number of beautiful churches, cathedrals, and other religious buildings. The churches of Graz combine many different architectural styles, including Neorenaissance, Gothic, and Baroque, and are of great interest to students and lovers of European architecture. Take this tour to explore the beautiful and historic churches and synagogues of Graz.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Places of Worship Walking Tour in Graz

Places of Worship Walking Tour in Graz

The city of Graz contains many beautiful historic churches and cathedrals. Built over many centuries, they are true gems that should not be missed. Most of the churches in Graz are architecturally and/or historically significant and are well worth visiting. Take this self-guided tour to learn more about the churches of Graz.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Graz Modern Architecture Walking Tour

Graz Modern Architecture Walking Tour

Named the Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003, Graz is well known for a number of new buildings, including the Civic Exhibition Hall (Stadthalle), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Kunstmuseum), the Island in the Mur, and the Children's Museum. These and many other buildings are among the city's highlights. Take this self-guided tour to explore the impressive modern architecture of Graz.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Graz Nightlife Walking Tour

Graz Nightlife Walking Tour

Nightlife in Graz is a great experience. The city is a paradise for party goers and those who like to listen to different kinds of music, such as hip-hop, drum & bass, R&B, and house. You can choose from a great variety of nightclubs to suit your musical tastes. The following walking tour will guide you through the best nightlife spots in Graz.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Graz for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Graz has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Graz, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.