BauSIM2020/Accommodation & Travel/City of Graz

About the City of Graz

Graz, the capital of Styria, is the second largest city in Austria with about 293,000 inhabitants. It is an attractive and cosmopolitan city, where people from 160 different nations live. The city of Graz hosts four universities and two universities of applied sciences with over 50,000 students. Graz is located in the foothills of the Alps at the river Mur and impresses you with its southern flair and the nearby vineyards of the famous southern Styrian wine region. The historic city centre, which is placed around the Schlossberg with the well-known clock tower ‘Uhrturm‘, and the castle Schloss Eggenberg have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Graz was European Capital of Culture in 2003 and has become a UNESCO City of Design in 2011.

Cultural offer

Graz – an abundance of museums, galleries, architecture and design – and world cultural heritage. This diversity and creative vision are the reason why Graz was named a UNESCO City of Design.

These sights are „must-sees“ during your stay in Graz. Discover our Top 10 sights in Graz:
•  Uhrturm
•  Kunsthaus Graz
•  Murinsel
•  Schloss Eggenberg
•  Landeszeughaus
•  Landhaushof
•  Glockenspiel
•  Mausoleum
•  Dom
•  Burg & Doppelwendeltreppe

Places of interest


Visitors to Graz can enjoy a wide range of large and small festivals, concerts, opera and theatre performances.  Often at out-of-the-ordinary venues. Have a look at top events in Graz.

Social EventsEvent calender

Eat & Drink

The fact that Styrian and Austrian cuisine no longer has to be so substantial is readily proven by our restaurants with their fresh, light touch. Regional products according to season shape the menu and you can find here the restaurant to suit you with traditional cuisine in Graz.

More than 230 years ago, Emperor Joseph II granted farmers and winegrowers the right to serve their own wine or cider and to serve their own delicacies - and that's how it is today! Nowedays this places are called Buschenschank.

Graz is not only the City of Delight, but also city of connoisseurs. Whether you are looking for a restaurant, a café, a bar or a partner company of the ‘Capital of Delight’. Taking the outstanding regional produce as a basis, Graz’s chefs transform their ingredients into traditional, imaginative dishes with international accents. This is a city that will melt in your mouth!

Enjoy your meal!


Useful Information

Emergency numbers:
Fire brigade                                          122                              Tourist information +43 316 8075-0 | Webpage
Police                                                     133
Ambulance                                           144
European emergency number          112


Marta Mierzejek
Institute of Building Construction
Lessingstraße 25/III
8010 Graz