The best three and four star hotels in Graz

The best three and four star hotels in Graz

If you intend staying in Graz, you will need an accommodation place that suits your needs the best. You will probably not want to stay in a very cheap poorly accessorized hotel, but the prices of a five star hotel might be to exaggerated for you. We are going to present you some other options that you might have when visiting Graz. The best three and four star hotels in Graz include the Hotel Mercure Messe 4*, the Hotel Ibis Graz 3*, the Hotel Best Western Drei Raben 3*, the Hotel Drei Ra... [ read more ]

The Schlossberg Hill in Graz

The Schlossberg Hill in Graz

Graz is a city with an undeniable charm and a rather surprising trendy air. The architecture around the city of Graz is punctuated occasionally by some strange buildings, and nothing can be more unexpected as the Art House known as the Kunsthaus, which at first glance seems to be a suspended balloon. The Hauptplatz marks the Old Town, linking several major streets. The city of Graz is dominated by the fortress called the Grazer Schlossberg. The Schlossberg is among the main attractions in... [ read more ]

Must see attractions with history in Graz

Must see attractions with history in Graz

The university city of Graz, the second largest settlement after Vienna is the capital of the federal state of Styria (Steiermark) and sits on the River Mur in southeastern Austria. Graz is the seat of the provincial government, a major industrial city with a Technical College and a University, various institutions, an Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In the 19th century Graz became an important cultural center. In 1938 the city reached the current size of the expansion, incorporating s... [ read more ]

Must see architectural attractions in the Old Town of Graz

Must see architectural attractions in the Old Town of Graz

The triangular square in the heart of the Old Town called the Hauptplatz is an excellent starting point to explore Graz because of some must see architectural attractions. The Herrengasse Street is a main street of the the Old Town and is bordered by shops and historic monuments. The Altstadtpassage or the Passage of the Old Town starts at the Herrengasse Street no.7 and is passing through a courtyard with arches ending at the Mehlplatz. In the Mehlplatz of Flour Square are countless beau... [ read more ]

The Mausoleum of Ferdinand II in Graz

The Mausoleum of Ferdinand II in Graz

In the south part of the Cathedral of Graz lies the sumptuous baroque Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II died in 1637, partly designed by J.B.Fischer von Erlach. It consists of the Chapel of St. Catherine of Alexandria and a tomb in the south. In the center of the tomb stands a marble sarcophagus where is buried Maria of Bavaria, the mother of the king. The tomb of Ferdinand II is located at the left of the altar under two slabs of marble, at his right being his first wife. Emperor Ferdina... [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]