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The Graz historic centre walking tour through world cultural heritage

Stroll through the outstanding historic city centre, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Just take a stroll and let yourself be surprised. A new discovery awaits around every corner: hidden alleys, romantic courtyards, ornate facades and magnificent architecture. Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque live side by side in Graz and together form the "best preserved city center in Central Europe". The old town has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

In the warm season, the streets, squares and courtyards form a beautiful backdrop for top-class events. And after a walk, hunger and thirst should not be neglected. At the Kaiser Josef Market you will find all the regional delicacies your heart desires.






Arrival by car:

You can reach the provincial capital Graz directly via the A2 or A9 freeway.


Set off from Graz Tourist Information at Herrengasse 16 – just a few steps take you to the entrance of the Landhaushof courtyard. The arcaded inner courtyard of the Landhaus ranks among themasterpieces of the Italian Renaissance (Domenico dell’Allio). Behind the round arched windows, the Styrian regional parliament convenesin the assembly hall.

Walking along Herrengasse and passing inviting restaurant terraces, after just a few minutes you will have reached Graz Hauptplatz, the main square.

From the Hauptplatz, walk gently uphill along cobbled Sporgasse, one of the most romantic streets in the city.

Across the Burgtor walk downhill along Bürgergasse –towards more “Graz classics”. Following Abraham-a-Santa-Clara-Gasse will bring you down to Glockenspielplatz square. At 11 am, 3 pm and 6 pm, two windows open and apair of carved wooden figures in traditional costume dance to the sound of the Glockenspiel.

Already hungry and thirsty (again)? In just a few minutes you’ll be at the farmers’ market! Carry on along Herrengasse and then turn left via the Opernring to reach the Graz Opera House, designed by the famous architects Hemler andFellner and built in 1899.

Behind the opera house, Kaiser-Josef-Platz square is home to the largest farmers’ market in Graz.


Take the “Altstadt Tram” through the city centre free of charge. By tram, you can travel FREE OF CHARGE through the historic city centre of Graz: between Jakominiplatz and Hauptplatz plus an additional stop inboth directions, e. g. to Schlossbergplatz square or to the Kunsthaus.
By train, get off at Graz main station and take a streetcar towards the center. Every streetcar in Graz stops at Hauptplatz. From there it is a 3 minute walk to the starting point of the tour.


ÖBB Austrian railway or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at


With the BusBahnBim app of Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all connections by bus, train and streetcar in Austria can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.


In the old town of Graz, you are spoiled for choice. Should the car be parked in one of the numerous underground garages, in the blue zone or in a Park & Ride parking lot.
Further city tours on different topics - from classical, culinary to seasonal offers - choose according to your mood: https://www.graztourismus.at/en/see-and-do/guided-tours/city-walking-tours

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