Graz’ 15th-century Burg today houses government offices. At the far end of the courtyard, on the left under the arch, is an ingenious double staircase (1499) – the steps diverge and converge as they spiral. It adjoins Stadtpark, the city’s largest green space.

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1. Domkirche

0.09 MILES

The Domkirche dates from the 15th century, and became a cathedral in 1786. The interior combines Gothic and baroque elements, with reticulated vaulting on…

2. Mausoleum of Ferdinand II

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The mannerist-baroque Mausoleum of Ferdinand II was designed by Italian architect Pietro de Pomis and begun in 1614; after Pomis’ death the mausoleum was…

3. Volkskundemuseum

0.15 MILES

The Folk Life Museum is devoted to folk art and social history. Highlights include 2000 years of traditional clothing in an exhibition that brings…

4. Künstlerhaus Graz

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The city's edgiest contemporary-art institution calls itself a 'Halle für Kunst & Medien' – art and media – and presents a program of installation,…

5. Uhrturm

0.21 MILES

This clock tower perched on the southern edge of Schlossberg is the city's emblem. Its present form dates back to the 1560s, and it is so beloved that the…

6. Museum für Geschichte

0.24 MILES

The Museum of History is housed inside the baroque Palais Herberstein, which has an elegant staircase dating from 1757 and stately rooms. Exhibits in the…

7. Landeszeughaus

0.26 MILES

If you have a passion for armour and weapons, you'll especially enjoy the Landeszeughaus, where more than 30,000 pieces of glistening weaponry are housed…

8. Grazmuseum

0.26 MILES

This small museum has a permanent collection featuring objects from city history, complemented by changing exhibitions. Check the website for what's…