The most interesting museums in Graz

The most interesting museums in Graz

In Graz are over 20 museums including the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the Roman Catholic Church, the Museum of Archeology, the Folklore Museum, the Museum of Criminology, a museum for children and many more. Every one of them is interesting, but in our opinion, the most interesting museums in Graz that can reach many age groups includes the Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum and the Open Air Museum. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum occupies a part of the fitness center where the ch... [ read more ]

The Armory in Graz

The Armory in Graz

The building with the massive portal that reminds us of the German Baroque style was built in 1642 and that time was the largest armory in the world. Both the building and its content was preserved untouched. The four floors contain over 32. 000 exhibits including halberds and firearms: pistols and muskets, armors and breastplates used in battle or tournaments. The armors for horses, the full set of armor for parade crafted at Innsburck in the sixteenth century, the richly ornamented jous... [ read more ]

The Eggenberg Castle in Graz

The Eggenberg Castle in Graz

Prince Johann Ulrich von Eggenberg, appointed by the emperor governor of Middle Austria, eager to build a sumptuous residence, hired architect Pietro Berries, who already show its mastery with the Mausoleum of Ferdinand II. The construction of the entire building is an allegory of the universe. The images and symbols of the cosmos are everywhere. The four elements of nature are presented as well: the castle is built on Eart, the Air is around it, the Water is represented by the water moat... [ read more ]

Top 3 churches in Graz

Top 3 churches in Graz

Graz has many beautiful sites and today we present you the top 3 churches of the city including the Cathedral of Graz, the Franciscan Church and the Parish Church of the Holy Blood of Jesus. The Cathedral of Graz was the church of the castle, built between 1439 - 1464 for Emperor Friedrich III. The western portal carries the crest of the king and his famous motto AEIOU. The Franciscan Church once belonged to the Minorite order, but in 1515 was entrusted to the Franciscans. The Parish Chur... [ read more ]

Caravan or camping trip in Austria

Caravan or camping trip in Austria

Austria has a well developed infrastructure and here you will surely find exactly that type of accommodation you are looking for. There are numerous hotels and hostels that offer different standards of accommodation and services at various prices. You can also find rooms for rent with a pleasant atmosphere and good private campsites. The rooms in the different accommodation places are generally well furnished and comfortable and the staff is friendly and welcoming. In some isolated areas ... [ read more ]

Accommodation tips for Austria

Accommodation tips for Austria

Pensions are widespread and popular in Austria. They are usually run by a family and offers modest accommodation, breakfast and a family atmosphere, as guests know their hosts. Most of the rooms have bathrooms and toilets, and some telephone, TV and balcony. In smaller towns and villages, the hosts often invite their guests at night to small parties with music, dancing, barbecue. A Gasthofe is a traditional inn with restaurant downstairs and rooms for rent the upstairs. This category incl... [ read more ]

Hotels in Graz

Hotels in Graz

Hotels and guesthouses have between one and five stars, showing especially the facilities offered by the hotel and not necessarily the standard of services. In general, pensions have fewer features but are often more intimate. Tourists particularly interested to visit many places and do not stay long in one place may prefer private rented rooms or guest houses that are cheaper. Sports enthusiasts can choose hotels that offer adequate facilities or if you want to relax, you might be intere... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Graz

Tourist guide to Graz

Graz is a city full of history, an economic and cultural center of reference for the Austrian society, the second largest city in the country, but it is often overlooked by tourists. Our brief tourist guide Graz wants to invite you to visit this beautiful city. Becoming a city in the late twelfth century, transformed to an imperial capital when Ferdinand of Habsburg was crowned as emperor of the Holy Roman Germanic Empire. After the division of the country by the Habsburgs, the city becam... [ read more ]