Hardly any other city offers as much diversity in such a small space in the sunny flair of the south: futuristic architecture right next to medieval houses, alleys and squares; exclusive boutiques next to colourful farmers' markets, cultural and culinary delicacies at every corner.
There was a reason the "best-preserved city centre in Central Europe" was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque live next to each other and just three minutes' walk away the future is at home: the bizarre "Friendly Alien" art museum has made itself at home between the old houses.
Graz has indeed earned the title "Culinary Capital of Austria". Delicious regional products and excellent gastronomy make Graz simply unbeatable!
Cyclists will also enjoy a dense network of trails that has developed around the Mur cycling path and the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour, which also stops in Graz.