Nestled in the southern part of Austria, around an hour’s drive from the Slovenian border, Graz is a beautiful city and the second largest behind Vienna. Settlements have been present in Graz since the early ages and it has been part of the Hapsburg empire and closely linked with Slovenia.
The city has a rich educational history with a prevalent university population and has also been residence too many well-known figures including Nicolai Tesla, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Erwin Schrodinger. With a city centre full of old architecture influenced by renaissance artist, Graz has a certain style and elegance and together with its great list of things to do, make a perfect tourist location in Austria.
Lets explore the best things to do in Graz:
One of Graz’s most recognisable features and standing proudly in the centre of the city, the Schlossberg is a tree-covered hill that once served as a fortress and has now been converted into a public park.
The history of the Schlossberg goes back to the 10th century and has been a main point of fortification and defence for the city.
All that remains now is the iconic clock tower which is one of the major attractions of Graz.
The Schlossberg has a beautiful park and an ornate set of stairs that criss-cross up the side of the hill and is the perfect place to see views of the city.