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Graz – Austria,s second largest city

Graz – Austria’s second largest city boasts more than 900 years of vibrant history: on your visit to Graz, you will discover many testimonies bearing witness to its vibrant past, lots of references to the present and many visionary indicators of the future. Delightfully topped off with its sun-drenched, southern-European flair.

Graz connoisseurs love this city for its beauty, charm and spiritedness, as well as for its warmth and joie de vivre. For its culinary skills in a class of their own. And for the fact that Graz is such a delightful blend of a small-town and big city.


Scarcely anywhere else in the world will you find such an outstanding variety of architectural styles packed into such a small area, ranging from the early Middle Ages right through to the 21st century. Hidden alleyways, romantic inner courtyards, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture: entire ages ‘live’ here side-by-side – and right next to multiple-award-winning futuristic architecture.

Graz – Austria,s second largest city

At every turn, you will encounter proof of Graz having formerly been a Habsburg residence: at the Graz Burg, with its Gothic double-spiral staircase, at the Gothic-style Cathedral and the Mausoleum commissioned by Emperor Ferdinand II. Well worth a visit are the Landhaus in Herrengasse, with its splendid Renaissance-style inner courtyard, and the Zeughaus armoury, housing the largest historical collection of weapons in the world.

The city of Graz has been nominated as Austria’s official ‘Capital of Delight’. An accolade that acknowledges the wonderful catering skills of the restaurateurs of Graz, who pamper their guests with culinary treats. What they all share is their love of our regional produce paired with the courage to be creative.

It’s all about seasonal cuisine, drawing on the freshest ingredients from the Styrian ‘Regions of Delights’ – with the indication of origin guaranteed. And it’s about Styrian beer, Styrian wine, Styrian juices and Styrian spring water. With this in mind: enjoy your meal and your good health!

Graz – Austria,s second largest city is waiting for you !!!

by Luka Šestan

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