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Preparing your trip to Graz: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Eggenberg Palace 1. You will find many car rental offices in Graz. In order to rent a car, you will need a driving license of the international standard and a credit card with the required amount of collateral in the account. Travellers are recommended to use the services of firms that are located near the railway station and airport.
2. All the taxis work in accordance with a unified tariff system, so taxi rates can only be changed depending on the time of day. Some firms charge an additional fee for luggage. Travellers who expect to make taxi rides outside the city should negotiate the cost of a ride with taxi drivers in advance.
3. The most beneficial way to make phone calls is to use public pay phones, which can be found close to all government institutions and shopping centers. They are operated by special plastic cards or coins. The calls by such phones made from 8:00 to 18:00 will be the cheapest.
4. Money can be easily exchanged at any bank or post office. While exchanging your money, do not forget to pay attention not only to the exchange rate, but also to the size of commission charged. Different establishments can charge significantly different commissions.
5. Banks and other government agencies usually serve clients from 8:00 to 15:00. Many establishments close for a small lunch break during the daytime. Thursday is considered a long working day, on which all the facilities are open until 17:30. Saturday and Sunday are days off. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Travellers are not obliged to leave tips in restaurants and cafes, but they are free to leave a small monetary reward to a waiter for good service. A tip of 5% of the total cost will be enough. In luxury restaurants service charges may be already included in the bill.
7. The majority of shops and shopping centers open at 8:00 and work until 18:30. Some shops may be closed on Saturday. Large shopping malls can work seven days a week and accept visitors until late at night.
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8. Tobacco products are usually very expensive in Graz and can be bought only in special vending machines and kiosks with Tabak Trafik mark. Stores located next to hotel complexes usually have the highest prices for tobacco and alcohol.
9. August in considered the hottest month. As a rule, the temperature is over 30 degrees almost every day. Therefore, during this period travelers who expect to devote much time to excursions and walks in the city should refrain from visiting Graz.
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What to visit being in Graz - unique sights

Aiola Island

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
Apart from the great functional importance, the bridge Aiola Island has a huge cultural value. The restaurant on its island is used for ceremonial banquets. Particularly popular is this unusual resort with the newlyweds. Many travelers and locals strive to walk on the romantic pedestrian bridge in the evening when lit with the beautiful illumination. It must be noted that the bridge was opened on Mur River on the occasion of an important event for the city. In 2003, Graz was declared the cultural capital of Europe. … Read further

Stairs to Schlossberg

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
You can climb to the height of about 70 meters. In addition to the preserved tower on top of the hill you can see the surviving fragments of the old castle and many other ancient buildings that are sure to interest those who like excursions. Initially, the Schlossberg staircase was built for strategic purposes in order to provide an optimal path to the fortifications at the top of the mountain. Today, it provides guests with a shortcut to the most important city attractions. … Read further

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Travelling to Graz - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Graz. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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