Graz Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital of Styria, Graz is the second-largest city in Austria. The city has a long tradition as a 'university town'. The old town of Graz is one of the best-preserved city centers in Central Europe. Graz is located on the River Mur and is a popular stopover for travelers. The major highlights of the city incorporate its numerous historical buildings, natural beauty, and more. Today, Graz is a significant cultural center that is also added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is birthplace of legendary bodybuilder and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Places of Interest in Graz
Old Town Graz
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Town Graz is a fun place to explore on foot. The site is known for its historical architecture. The highlights of Old Town Graz include the Hauptplatz, which is the main square located on the left bank of the River Mur and boasting a fine stature of Archduke Johann. Other notable sites located at Old Town Graz are Town Hall, Franciscan Church, Graz Municipal Museum, Mohren Apotheke's Theriak Museum, Robert Stolz Museum, and Painted House.
The Styrian Armoury
Home to provincial arsenal since 1644, the Styrian Armoury is located on Graz's Herrengasse. The highlights of the site incorporate the building's unique collection of ideally preserved arms and armors of 17th century. The highlights also include items from the time of the Turkish wars. In the museum, there is enough equipment to completely equip and arm around 28,000 men, encompassing helmets, weaponry, as well as early muskets and pistols.
The Natural History Museum
One of the most important museums in Graz, the Natural History Museum was endowed by Arkduke Johann in 1811. The museum is a part of the larger Universalmuseum Joanneum group of museums. The Natural History Museum is spread over several floors and its arrayed collection includes a lot of artifacts and displays relating to botany, geology, and zoology.
Graz Art Museum
Constructed in 2003 to mark the city's choice as the European City of Culture, Graz Art Museum looks something like an alien life plunked in the middle of city's magnificent architecture. This ultra-modern art museum focuses on works of contemporary art of the mid-20th century. The exhibits here include works of artists from all round the world with frequently changing temporary exhibits.