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Culture of Graz. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Graz@Night Graz has prepared a rich program full of excursions for its guests. Travelers should definitely not forget to visit Armoury Museum. The beautiful museum, which was one of the largest armories of the city several centuries ago, now stores approximately 30 000 priceless artifacts. Huge halls of Armoury Museum have become home to numerous guns, swords, lances, pistols, as well as armor and helmets. Some exhibits were made more than three centuries ago and have been stored here since the foundation of the museum.
Guests of the city traditionally enjoy visiting Grubers Kehlberghof restaurant that specializes in preparation of dishes of Avesta cuisine. The menu of the restaurant features popular dishes … Open
Schlossberg Mountain is an interesting attraction. It is sometimes referred to as Castle Mountain. Here, at an altitude of 400 meters, several centuries ago was built a beautiful castle. Today travelers can get to the top of the mountain by funicular or make a walk, which certainly leave a lot of impressions. There is an observation deck right in front of the castle, from which visitors will admire beautiful panoramic views of the city.
Burg Castle is a no less interesting architectural object. The castle is located east of the city's main square. The building was constructed in the 15th century, but the castle was repeatedly reconstructed during its long history. Today tourists have a wonderful opportunity to walk through the cozy courtyard of the castle and observe the incredible decoration of its inner premises. A few words should be said about the city's main square, Karmeliterplatz, which got its name from an ancient monastery. In the end of the 18th century the premises, which belonged to the monastery, were converted into police stations, but the square located in front of the buildings has retained its name until today. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Fans of active pastime will surely appreciate a huge choice of entertainment venues in Graz. Schlossberg Park is a perfect destination for hiking and outdoor recreation. Here you can spend a … Open
The eastern part of the square is the location of a beautiful memorial that was erected in the memory of World War II victims. Without a doubt, Mausoleum of the Emperor Ferdinand II is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city. This is a beautiful Baroque building that is used as a tomb of the royal family. The mausoleum can safely be called a beautiful work of architectural art. Museum Joanneum is also an interesting cultural institution. The museum was founded in 1811 and has been exhibiting priceless collections of zoological, geological, botanical and other natural items.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Graz

Schlossberg
Kunsthaus
Where: Lendkai 1, Graz;
Mur Island
Landhaus
Where: Herrengasse 16., Graz;
Glockenspielplatz
Landeszeughaus
Where: Herrengasse 16, Graz; Telephone: +43 (0)316 8017 9660;
Hauptplatz
The Burg
Where: Hofgasse 15, Graz;
Dom
Where: Bürgergasse, Graz;
Mausoleum
Where: Bürgergasse 2., Graz;
Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Graz
♥   Basilika Maria Loreto, Sankt Andrä im Lavanttal, 56.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Sankt Andrä, Sankt Andrä im Lavanttal, 57 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Janeza Krstnika, Maribor, 58.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Marije, Matere usmiljenja, Maribor, 58.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Jurija, Ptúj, 78.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Graz and near

Aiola Island

From the series “The most unusual and strange bridges on Earth”
It is a location of the popular restaurant, as well as the excellent viewing platforms and even the special beach areas, where you can sunbathe in the warm weather, for the visitors on the bridge. The strange bridge at the river Mur was opened in 2003. The author of her design was the architect from New York Vito Acconci. … Read further

Stairs to Schlossberg

From the series “Furious footways around the world that make you dizzy”
In recent years, the attraction of Graz has become incredibly popular among tourists. Especially for guests of the city an elevator has been built next to the steep staircase. It must be emphasized that the staircase itself is also a prominent historical sight and was built almost simultaneously with the clock tower. Today, it is framed with beautiful carved stone walls. The ascent on the stairs is absolutely safe and takes about half an hour. On some routes excellent, comfortable viewing platforms have been equipped. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Graz

Culture guide to Graz. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Graz: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Graz. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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