Religious Buildings Tour in Graz, 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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Religious Buildings Tour in Graz Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings Tour in Graz
Guide Location: Austria » Graz (See other walking tours in Graz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: ashley
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Graz Synagogue

1) Graz Synagogue

Graz Synagogue is a beautiful synagogue, situated in David Herzog Platz. The original synagogue was built in 1892 and belonged to the Jewish community with its 2500 members. It was destroyed in 1938 and all the Jews of Graz were deported to Vienna. The site of the destroyed synagogue remained empty for many years, with just a lawn and a memorial stone. In 1989, architects Jörg und Ingrid Mayr designed the new synagogue, which was presented to the Jewish community by the city council of Graz in 2000 as a gesture of reconciliation. The Synagogue has twelve pillars that represent twelve tribes of Israel.
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Altkatholische Kirche

2) Altkatholische Kirche

Altkatholische Kirche, located in Kernstockgasse, is a splendid Catholic church, dedicated to Saint Christopher. An orphanage with its associated church occupied this location in the 17th century. The building was later converted into school and then, in 1901, into the present church. Inside the church there is a beautiful Christmas creche in the form of a winged altar.
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St. Andrä Kirche

3) St. Andrä Kirche

St. Andrä Kirche, located in Kernstockgasse in the Gries district, is dedicated to St. Andreas. The original church was constructed between 1616 and 1627, according to the plans of architect Archangelo Carlone. In the 18th century, the church was reconstructed in Baroque style. The present facade in Neorenaissance style was added in 1876.
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Bürgerspitalkirche

4) Bürgerspitalkirche

The Bürgerspitalkirche (Hospital Church), situated in Lend district of Graz, is a Roman Catholic church. The church was constructed according to the plans of Joseph Carlone in 1498. The Bürgerspitalkirche was built in late Gothic style. The interior of the church is predominantly Baroque, with a high Baroque altar and a tabernacle in Rococo style.
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Barmherzigenkirche

5) Barmherzigenkirche

The Barmherzigenkirche, situated in Lend district in Annenstraße, between Südtiroler Platz and Roseggerhausis is also a Roman Catholic church. The church was designed by the famous Graz architect Johann Stengg, who also renovated the monastery church in Rein. The architecture and the interior design are Baroque. A special feature of the church is the tower facade, which is of great artistic and historical significance.
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Mariahilferkirche

6) Mariahilferkirche (must see)

Mariahilferkirche (Church of Our Lady of Succor), located in Mariahilferplatz, dates back to the 17th century and was designed by Giovanni Pietro de Pomis in the Baroque style. The twin towers of the church were constructed in 1742. The interior of the church is simple but beautiful.
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Kreuzkirche

7) Kreuzkirche

Kreuzkirche (Church of the Cross), situated in Mühlgasse, is an evangelical church that is also a popular music venue. The church was built by architect Otto Kuhlmann between 1912 and 1914. The church has a nave with buttresses, an open porch, and a large tower, which formerly had an onion dome (destroyed in World War II). Particularly interesting are the interior decorations with angels and splendid paintings, unusual in an evangelical church.

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 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 Art Galleries Tour

Graz Art Galleries Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 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
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
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 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

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.