View of the old town  | © Graz Region | studio draussen View of the old town  | © Graz Region | studio draussen
A city tour full of highlights


Explore the capital of Styria in just 24 hours. From discoveries steeped in history to culinary delights and quiet moments along the River Mur - Graz, whose historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes hearts by storm on unforgettable city tours.

For those who only have 24 hours to discover this vibrant city, here is a carefully compiled tour. From a morning visit to the farmers' market to night-time views over the city.

fragrant freshness in Graz

a cosy start

The day begins with a stroll through the farmers' market on Kaiser-Josef-Platz, where fresh regional produce from the Graz Region beckons. For those looking for alternatives, the Operncafe or Café Promenade offer delicious breakfast options. The route continues through the Stadtpark, where the splendour of blossoming magnolias, chestnut and fruit trees and the historic Stadtparkbrunnen fountain await visitors.

a rewarding ascent


No matter how you get to the Schlossberg - on foot via Karmeliterplatz, with the Schlossberg lift or with the Schlossbergbahn - the view over the red-brick roofscape of Graz is definitely worth it. The clock tower (landmark of the city) with its reversed hands, the GrazMuseum Schlossberg, the 4D adventure cinema, the pavilion, the casemates and much more invite you to linger. You can enjoy the spring sunshine with cool drinks and snacks in the pubs before taking the Schlossberg slide.

courageous modernity

a city of contrasts

After the descent, the unmistakable Mur Island beckons, seamlessly integrated into the city's historical mosaic, a link between the city and the river and a bridge to the highly diverse neighbourhoods. Via the Minorite Monastery, you head towards the Kunsthaus Graz, the ‘friendly alien’ of the city of Graz, which clearly feels at home among the historic buildings. The changing exhibitions in the museum offer insights into the contemporary art scene.

History meets the modern age

old town GRAZ

The route leads over the Erzherzog (Archduke) Johann Bridge past the Franciscan monastery to the main square with the town hall. Behind the town hall - along Herrengasse - is the Landhaus with its arcaded courtyard, which is also home to the largest armoury in the world, the Landeszeughaus.


a twisting end

Through the Altstadtpassage or Stempfergasse you can reach the Glockenspielplatz, where a pair of traditional dressed dolls rotate in the gable of the house on the square at 11am, 3pm and 6pm. The turquoise dome of the Mausoleum forms a magnificent cityscape with the cathedral and St Catherine's Church, and the double spiral staircase is a masterpiece of stonemasonry at the end of the city tour.

History meets the modern age

more ideas and tips

 Shopping experience at Kastner & Öhler - the most beautiful department store in Graz. Make sure you go all the way to the top to take a photo from the Freiblick café with a view of the Schlossberg and clock tower. Explore the right bank of the Mur with design shops in Mariahilferstraße, Lendplatz & Hans Schell Collection (Museum of Keys). Take tram line 1 from Hauptplatz towards Eggenberg Palace or in the other direction to Mariatrost Basilica with a short stopover and walk to Hilmteich.

Culinary excellence

Graz - Austria's Capital of deligth

Dinner in one of the Capital of Delight's restaurants offers southern flair and culinary highlights. Whether in the stylish award-winning restaurants or in the cosy inns - a love of quality and good taste is a top priority everywhere.

Multifaceted entertainment

Art & cultural enjoyment

There are cultural programmes to choose from, such as opera, cinema or concerts, or you can enjoy the evening with another ascent to the Schlossberg to round off the day in one of the numerous restaurants.

A day in Graz may seem like a short dream, but it is filled with moments that will live long in the memory. Every corner of the city, every flavour and every smile of the locals contribute to visitors carrying a piece of Graz in their hearts long after the day has faded.
If you are lucky enough to be able to spend 48 or even 72 hours in the Graz Region, doors will open to even deeper and broader discoveries. More time means the opportunity to connect even more intensively with the culture, the landscapes and the people, so that every moment in the Graz Region of Experience becomes something very special. More time means being able to connect even more intensively with the culture, the landscapes and the people, so that every moment in the Graz Region of Experience becomes something very special.