Graz attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Graz

Kunsthaus Graz

Designed by British architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, this world-class contemporary-art space is known as the 'friendly alien' by locals. The building is signature Cook, a photovoltaic-skinned sexy biomorphi…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Graz


Rising to 473m, Schlossberg is the site of the original fortress where Graz was founded and is marked by the city's most visible icon – the Uhrturm. Its wooded slopes can be reached by a number of bucolic and strenu…
Palace in Graz

Schloss Eggenberg

Graz' elegant palace was created for the Eggenberg dynasty in 1625 by Giovanni Pietro de Pomis (1565–1633) at the request of Johann Ulrich (1568–1634). Admission is on a highly worthwhile guided tour during which yo…
Museum in Graz

Schloss Eggenberg Museums

Graz' Schloss Eggenberg and park grounds are home to an ensemble of excellent museums, including the Alte Galerie (Old Gallery), with its outstanding collection of paintings from the Middle Ages to the baroque. Also…
Church in Graz


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…
Church in Graz


Rising up on Herrengasse between the main square and Jakominiplatz, the town parish church has an attractive baroque exterior. Inside, the post-WWII stained-glass window by Salzburg artist Albert Birkle has a contro…
Tower in Graz


Perched on the southern edge of Schlossberg is the city's emblem, the Uhrturm. So beloved is the clock tower (which in its present form dates back to the 1560s), the townsfolk paid Napoleon a ransom of 2987 florins …
Gardens in Graz

Schloss Eggenberg Parkland

Lending Graz' Schloss Eggenberg broad splashes of green, these palace gardens are a relaxing place for whiling away the time amid squawking peacocks and deer that roam among Roman stone reliefs. The Planetengarten i…
Bridge in Graz


Murinsel is a constructed island-cum-bridge of metal and plastic in the middle of the Mur. This modern floating landmark contains a cafe, a kids' playground and a small stage. Even if you don't stop in, it's a great…
Gallery in Graz

Atelier Jungwirth

Graz's most compelling contemporary art space specialises in photography. A calendar of shows spans reportage, fashion and more conceptual work and features some stellar international names like Paolo Roversi.