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 ]

Transportation to Graz

Transportation to Graz

There are several ways to get to Graz. The first is by plane to the Graz (GRZ) Flughafen Graz - Thalerhof. Several scheduled flights operate to Graz from many destinations. You can fly from Hannover,  Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf,  Munich, Zurich, Vienna, Stuttgart,  Linz, Innsbruck,  London, Friedrichshafen. Intersky and Lufthansa also serve Graz-Thalerhof other than many low-cost airlines. If you intent to get to the city, you can do so via the train, by bus which first goes to ... [ read more ]

What's Special in Graz

What’s Special in Graz

Glockenspiel ©Phil Rouge/flickr The historic old town of Graz is a world heritage site. When you are in Graz you must see the Glockenspiel which becomes so lively with the song and rotating dance figures. Don't go any earlier or later. It starts performing every day at exactly 11 am, 3 pm and 6pm only. If you want to see a mannerist-Baroque Mausoleum, go for the one of Emperor Ferdinand II. Of particular interest is the interiors decorated by Styrian artist Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. ... [ read more ]

Things to do in Graz

Things to do in Graz

If you are planning to visit Austria, you must see Graz. The Uhrturm or the Watchtower is the home to one of the oldest bells in Austria and it is absolutely beautiful to see. Until today, it still serves a practical function. Amazingly the hands of the clock work the opposite way to conventional clock. So what you will notice is the small hand representing the minutes while the big hand represents the hours. You may say this is much easier to read since its construction in 1560 and wonder why... [ read more ]