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City of Graz − for Employees

Graz is a university town offering lots of different things to suit any taste: Night life and culture, award-winning restaurants and student bars, a vibrant city centre and lots of green spaces, history and modern life ...
Graz amazingly combines tradition with the joie de vivre of young students. Austria’s second largest provincial capital offers all you would expect from a large city. At the same time, though, you can find your way round easily and take in the relaxed atmosphere.

What you Need to Know

  • Graz is the capital city of Styria. It has a population of about 280,000 and is the second largest city in the Republic of Austria.
  • Graz boasts 2,100 hours of sunshine every year.
  • Landmarks: Clock Tower on the Schlossberg Hill
  • Sights: Island in the Mur, Graz historic centre, Eggenberg Palace, Graz Cathedral, Kunsthaus Graz, Imperial Armoury, and lots more.
  • Trips in and around Graz: Hilmteich lake, Rettenbachklamm gorge, Graz fairy tale train, Gösting Castle ruins, Reinerkogel Hill, Thalersee Lake, Schöckl Mountain and many more.
  • University town: 6 universities with a total of 50,000 students
  • Titles:
    • City of Human Rights, UNESCO City of Design
    • Graz historic centre and Eggenberg Palace are part of UNESCO World Heritage
    • Capital of Delight
  • Sister cities: Coventry, Darmstadt, Dubrovnik, Groningen, Ljubljana, Maribor, Montclair, Pécs, Pula, Temeswar, Trieste, Trondheim

The city of Graz has a human size where you can bike from one place to another, people are friendly and it has many cosy small shops and cafés, I especially like Cafe Fotter. In addition to several parks and the Schlossberg, nature is never far away. It is a short car or bus ride to the Schöckl where you can enjoy the Alpine climate. In about 45 minutes from Graz, you can enjoy vineyard culture in a "Buschenschank".

I’ve come here to stay – that is how Graz feels to me after meanwhile 14 years (including a couple of interruptions). Graz is an “all in one” place, as it were, - the city has absolutely everything you need to feel at home and is a perfect mixture of old and new. It offers regional and global flair and is trendy, yet still “homely”. My personal highlights include the Kaiser-Josef market, being near to the countryside, the amazing local cuisine and Graz’s excellent network of cycle paths.

Information and Advice

Graz Tourist Info Centre offers you city maps and souvenirs, information on walks around the city, eateries and lots more: Infocenter Graz Tourist Information
Herrengasse 16
8010 Graz
Phone: +43 316 8075