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Across the Mur and back again

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The spectacular contrast between traditional and modern Graz. Here is where the “Cultural capitalof Europe” project has left its clearest traces.
A couple of steps across the Mur – the river that divides Graz – providea welcome contrast. Ever since 2003, the year when Graz was cultural capital of Europe, this has been home to the future: the enigmatic “friendly alien” Kunsthaus has made itself at home, nestled between the ancient houses. Local people love the unique beauty of this beast, and see it as the city’s new second landmark. A floating shell in the river connects the two sides of the city: the island in the Mur.

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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
1,8 km
Route
0:45 h
Duration
11 hm
Ascent
9 hm
Descent
352 m
Highest point
343 m
Lowest point

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Anfahrt mit dem Auto:

Über die Autobahn A2 oder A9 gelangen Sie direkt in die Landeshauptstadt Graz.

Follow Herrengasse to the Hauptplatz and from there go left via narrow, shady Franziskanergasse into the Franziskanerviertel quarter. Take a look inside the Franziskanerkloster monastery: the Gothic cloisters leading to the Jacobean chapel are an oasis of calm and peace right inthe middle of the hubbub of the city.

From Franziskanerplatz it is just a couple of paces to the “Erzherzog Johann Brücke” (main bridge). Here you will find the staircase down to the “Mur Promenade”– an ideal spot to take a short break and maybe dangle your tired feet in the waters of the Mur.

Across the Hauptbrücke (main bridge) walk along the other side of the river – before you rises the new, second landmark of the city: the Kunsthaus.

Crossing the river by the Mursteg footbridge brings you to Sackstrasse and then to Schlossbergplatz square – with a wonderful view of the Schlossberg and the Schlossbergstiege stairs.

Continuing along Sackstrasse towards Graz Hauptplatz main square, passing antiques shops and second-hand dealers, the town hall comes into view ahead.

The Kunsthaus Graz is part of the Universalmuseum Joanneum and cantherefore be visited using a Joanneum 24 or 48 h ticket. Detailed information can be found in our “Museums and Galleries” folder.

Per Bahn steigen Sie am Grazer Hauptbahnhof aus und nehmen eine Straßenbahn in Richtung Zentrum. Jede Grazer Straßenbahn hält am Hauptplatz. Von dort sind es 3 Minuten zu Fuß zum Ausgangspunkt der Tour.

 

ÖBB www.oebb.at/ oder Verbundlinie Steiermark

Mit der BusBahnBim App der Verbundlinie ist eine Fahrplanauskunft so einfach wie noch nie: Alle Verbindungen mit Bus, Bahn und Straßenbahn in Österreich können durch die Eingabe von Orten und/oder Adressen, Haltestellen bzw. wichtigen Punkten abgefragt werden. Erhältlich ist die App als Gratis-App für Smartphones (Android, iOS) – auf Google Play und im App Store.

In der Grazer Altstadt haben sie die Qual der Wahl. Soll das Auto in einer der zahlreichen Tiefgaragen, in der blauen Zone oder doch in einem Park & Ride Parkplätze abgestellt werden.

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What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

Morning
13°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
21°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
17°C
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5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
13°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
21°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
17°C
0%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
12.08.2022
10°C 19°C
13.08.2022
10°C 21°C
14.08.2022
12°C 24°C

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