This historic building contains a number of museums, including the Neue Galerie Graz and the Naturkundemuseum, along with a couple of recently redesigned public spaces that are used for summer events.

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Nearby Graz attractions

1. Naturkundemuseum

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Located inside the Joanneumsviertel complex of museums, the Museum of Natural History has an excellent section on geology, with an interesting collection…

2. Neue Galerie Graz

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The Neue Galerie is the crowning glory of the three museums inside the Joanneumsviertel complex. The collection of works on level 0 is the highlight,…

3. Landeszeughaus

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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…

4. Stadtpfarrkirche

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Rising up on Herrengasse between the main square and Jakominiplatz, the town parish church stands out for its attractive baroque exterior. Inside, the…

5. Franziskaner Kirche

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This church and monastery was founded by the Franciscan order in 1239. Its 14th-century chancel was rebuilt in a contemporary style after being gutted by…

6. Kunsthaus Graz

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Designed by British architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, this world-class contemporary-art space is known as the 'friendly alien' by locals. The…

7. Museum für Geschichte

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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…

8. Grazmuseum

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