Graz is a beautiful city in the southeast of Austria, with a long tradition of culture and science. In 2003 Graz was the European Capital of Culture and is now part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. It has been listed by the UNESCO world heritage centre due to its characteristic architecture, exhibiting a harmonic blend of the styles from the middle ages until the 18th century and influenced from the many neighbouring regions of central and mediterranean Europe.
The city is compact and the most important sights are within walking distance from the main square (“Hauptplatz”). Kepler, Boltzmann, Nernst and Schrödinger are some of the most famous scientists who worked at the universities of Graz. You can find out more about Graz at www.graztourismus.at.