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Top Choice Church in Mariazell

Basilika

Originally Romanesque, Mariazell's basilica underwent a Gothic conversion in the 14th century, followed by a massive baroque facelift in the 17th century. The result is a strange clash of styles, with the original G…
Top Choice International in The Sausal

T.O.M R

Celebrity chef Tom Reiderer's Leutschach restaurant was long South Styria's dining hotspot. He and wife Katrina have opened their new venture in a former rectory – a light, elegant fine dining room with a few upstai…
Top Choice Austrian in Graz

Landhauskeller

What started as a spit-and-sawdust pub in the 16th century has evolved into a darkly atmospheric, super-stylish restaurant serving modern takes on Styrian specialities. Expect such creations as four different sorts …
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 Italian in Graz

Santa Clara

Santa Clara, an under-the-radar but long-beloved Graz favourite set in an ancient vaulted space, has loosened things up. Eschewing a regular menu structure, there's simply a nightly buffet of Italian-style antipasti…
Top Choice Winery in Leutschach

Weingut Muster

Despite having something of a cultish international following for their biodynamic, natural wines, Maria and Sepp Muster have one of the friendliest tasting rooms in the region. Come and talk terroir with Sepp in th…
Top Choice Cafe in Graz

Promenade

Delightful Promenade is a Graz institution. Recently refurbished by the people behind the legendary Aiola, it's a pretty, modern take on the traditional coffee house. On a tree-lined avenue in the Stadtpark, it's th…
Top Choice Austrian in Graz

Der Steirer

This neo-Beisl (bistro pub) and wine bar has a beautiful selection of Styrian dishes, including a great goulash, lamb cutlets and stuffed peppers, all done in a simple, contemporary style. Its Styrian tapas concept …
Top Choice International in Graz

Aiola Upstairs

Ask locals for the best outdoor dining experience in Graz, and they’ll direct you to Aiola. This wonderful restaurant on Schlossberg has great views from both its glass box interior and its beautiful summer terrace.…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Graz

Schlossberg

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…