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Things to do in Graz
Graz is the second largest city in Austria, and like other famous European cities, it has kept the perfect balance of old world and modern charms. From historic sights, top-notch museums, awesome shopping strips and more, Graz welcomes all sorts of tourists and travellers.
Capture the city’s past and take your camera around Graz’s historic sites. There’s the city’s Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feel a bit of magic when you visit the Schlossberg Castle. You can also grab a bite here in the open-air while enjoying the spectacular view of Graz.
Have double the fun at the double spiral staircase in the Burg. Take a photo of the Clock Tower, which is the symbol of Graz. And see the Glockenspiel come to life with a lovely tune and rotating figures.
Add a spiritual twist to your trip to Graz and visit the city’s magnificent churches like the Romanesque Leechkirche, Herz-Jesu-Kirche, Mariahilf, or Welsche Kirche. Don’t forget the exceptional Cathedral of Graz, and just a short walk away from here is the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II.
Check out the exhibition space of Kunsthaus, and don’t forget to see it light up at night too. The view is really something to behold. Stop by Joanneum Museum of Styria and the armoury Zeughaus. Then make your way to Murinsel for some coffee, entertainment, and endless photo ops on this glass island.
If you need to stretch your legs, take the tram at the bottom of Plabutsch Hill and go hiking. Have a dip in the city’s outdoor swimming pools at Eggenberger Bad, Augartenbad, and Ragnitzbad to name a few.
Graz also offers plenty of shopping opportunities where you can buy all sorts of things. Take your wallet to Herrengasse, Hauptplatz, and the lanes of Schmiedgasse and Sporgasse in the old town.
Need more convincing? Make sure you check out this list of 30 things to like about Graz, Austria and start planning your trip to the beautiful city!
What you should know
Graz is a wonderful place to visit between spring and autumn from April to September, when you’ll get to enjoy mild temperatures. Summer (June and August) is considered the best time to visit Graz, but you should bring an umbrella as it can rain from time to time.
Singaporeans can fly to Austria and visit Graz visa-free for up to 90 days within six months of your travel date! Make sure you check out the website of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Graz
You’ll be landing at the Flughafen Graz or Graz Airport, and from there you can reach the city by taxi, shuttle, bus, and train. Start wandering around Graz by taking the tram, bus, taxi, and by exploring on foot.
It’s about time you go in Graz! Just pack your bags, get your passport ready and book your Graz flights now with Skiddoo.
Temperature average in December
-2.2 - 3.7°C
Rainfall average in December