Graz - The capital of delight

Uhrturm in Graz, Graz, Austria
© Graz-Tourismus - Harry-Schiffer

Graz is located about 200 km south of Vienna and is the second largest city in Austria. It is known for its charming old town, good food and an extensive cultural scene.

 

The heart of Graz's old town is formed by pedestrian zones, in which there are many cafés, shops and boutiques. The historic centre with its small streets and red roofs has even been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Above the old town on the Schlossberg is the most famous landmark of Graz, the Uhrturm (clock tower).

 

Graz was named European Capital of Culture in 2003 and took the opportunity to expand its wide range of museums and cultural offerings.

 

On a day trip to Southern Styria, also known as Austrian Tuscany, it is a must to visit the local vineyards, enjoy regional pumpkin products or stop at one of the traditional "Buschenschank" restaurants. 

And last but not least, once a year all hell breaks loose in Graz when Formula 1 arrives at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, only 74 km from Graz.

Hotels - ideas to sleep

Hotel Daniel ****

 

The modern rooms of the Hotel Daniel Graz combine elegant luxury design with timeless aesthetics, designed by the owner Florian Weitzer. The hotel offers a perfect location, directly at the main railway station and only 10 minute walk from the beautiful city centre. Guests can even enjoy the luxurious loft, where they can rent a Vespa or enjoy the 24-hour espresso bar.

Hotel Daniel, Graz, Austria
© Weitzer Hotels

Hotel Das Weitzer ****

 

Directly in the city center yet close to the nature? Seemingly paradox but possible if you reside at hotel Weitzer. The hotel is located at the river Mur surrounded by green trees and a wonderful promenade in the heart of Graz. 4-stars with a blend of old architecture and modern minimalism, flooded by daylight – this and traditional coffee culture is what hotel Weitzer has to offer.

Hotel Das Weitzer, Graz, Austria
© Weitzer Hotels

Augarten Art Hotel ****

 

The Augarten Art Hotel near Graz's Old Town is an exceptional building designed by the famous Austrian architect Günther Domenig. The hotel and the exquisite rooms are equipped with more than 200 contemporary works of art and unique works of modern design. The hotel not only has a very modern business center, but also a 24-hour pool and fitness area, an inviting relaxation lounge and a sun terrace with a unique view of the famous roofs of the city.

Hotel Augarten Art, Graz, Austria
© Augarten Art Hotel - Helmut Marko Hotels

Restaurants - places to eat

aiola upstairs

 

Above the city, enjoyment can be boundless! On the terrace or in the comfortably designed interior with an impressive view over the whole city, guests can enjoy the excellent cuisine. The glass walls surrounding the sophisticatedly designed aiola upstairs of the Schlossberg disappear completely into the ground when the weather is fine, making the aiola upstairs one of the most interesting restaurants in Graz.

Aiola Upstairs, Graz, Austria
© Joel Kernasenko

Gösser Bräu

 

Typical Austrian specialties are served in the rustic restaurant Gösser Bräu, which also offers a large selection of local draught beers. Not only the culinary offer is very good, but also the different rooms of the restaurant: Various private dining rooms, a cozy bar, a shady outdoor area or the unique highlight of a mountain hut on the roof await the guests.

Restaurant Gösser Bräu, Graz, Austria
© Gösser Bräu Graz Gastronomie GmbH

Landhaushof

 

In Schmiedgasse 9, the oldest Renaissance building in Styria, Judith and Gerald Schwarz opened the new Landhauskeller, where honesty and earthiness meet pleasure and stylistic refinement. The restaurant offers Austrian and international cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere.

Landhaushof, Graz, Austria
© Graz Tourismus - Tom Lamm

Locations - spaces to party

Seifenfabrik

 

The factory building from the 1870s was converted into a charming, modern and multifunctional event centre. Located in beautiful surroundings near the river Mur, more than 1000 m² of event space and a huge outdoor area offer all possibilities for any type of event. Modern equipment, light and sound technology, furniture can be individually adapted to every kind of need.

Seifenfabrik, Graz, Austria
© Seifenfabrik Fachwerkhalle, Doris Weilguni

Kunsthaus Graz

 

One of the most interesting buildings not only in Graz, but all over Austria. But why only visit it if you could plan your event to take place directly there? Whether in the airy room "space04" for your presentation or your symposium, in the upper part as a "needle" for your gala dinner with an incredible view over the city or in the wide foyer for your champagne reception, your guests will not forget it.

Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
© Kunsthaus Graz, Vogelperspektive, Zepp-Cem 2004 Graz, Austria

Restaurant Schlossberg

 

The excellent event location on the Schlossberg in Graz is easily accessible with the Schlossbergbahn. Various multifunctional rooms with panoramic views are an ideal location for small business meetings and large events for more than 200 people. An excellent restaurant and catering as well as the attached Skybar make this location the ideal place for every occasion.

 

Restaurant Schlossberg, Graz, Austria
© Restaurant Schlossberg - Herr Werner Krug

Activities - things to do

Culinary delights in Graz

 

Graz is also known as the capital of culinary delights in Austria. A title that is really more than true. The area around the city is also known as Styrian Tuscany and provides the city with all imaginable delicacies, such as the special volcanic ham or the fantastic Schilcher wine. On culinary tours through the city you can visit and enjoy the restaurants, cafes, bars and markets of the city as well as the wonderful variety of products of the different producers. Graz offers unforgettable culinary experiences.

Genusshauptstadt Graz, Graz, Austria
© Graz Tourismus - Werner Krug

Architecture Graz

 

In Graz there is an openness for architectural projects like in no other city in Austria. The museum Kunsthaus Graz lies like a landed "extraterrestrial" in the middle of the historical centre and has become the new landmark of the city, as well as the artificial island in the middle of the Mur. Shopping malls such as Kastner & Öhler or restaurants such as the Aiola Upstairs have not only created exciting architecture for the trained eye, but also offer every visitor an exciting view. There is hardly a city that combines harmonious modern and historical architecture in such a small space better than Graz.

 

Murinsel Graz, Graz, Austria
© Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Company visits in Graz and surroundings

 

Almost 60 companies have joined forces in and around Graz and opened their doors to visitors. Innovative companies show what they are capable of and offer special insights into different areas of their economy. In this way, different areas such as the timber industry, the food industry i.e. ice cream production, ham production, the brewery and distillery, but also transport and logistics are brought closer to visitors and Graz Airport offers exclusive insights. Exciting guided tours for interested visitors and experts.

Sensenwerk, Graz, Germany
© Region Graz - Harry Schiffer

For further information please contact Wenche R. Werner: werner@inbound-services.com