Mausoleum of Ferdinand II
The mannerist-baroque Mausoleum of Ferdinand II was designed by Italian architect Pietro de Pomis and begun in 1614; after Pomis’ death...
Graz’s 15th-century Burg today houses government offices. At the far end of the courtyard, on the left under the arch, is an ingenious...
Graz’ main venue for theatre. See the website for dates and prices.
Styrian and Austrian specialities in a lovely courtyard garden.
Burggasse 3 · interesting places nearby
The Domkirche dates from the 15th century, and became a cathedral in 1786. The interior combines Gothic and baroque elements, with reticulated vaulting on the ceiling; its highlights are Conrad Laib's panel painting Crucifixion in the Throng (1457) and the faded Gottesplagenbild fresco on the cathedral’s exterior, which dates from 1485.
The fresco depicts life in the early 1480s, when Graz was besieged by its triple tragedy of Turks, the plague and locusts.