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Graz is the capital of Styria (Steiermark) and the 2nd largest city of Austria.

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Points of Interest in Graz

  • The historic old town. It has been designated a World Heritage site.
  • The Schlossberg (Schloßberg), the castle perched upon a hill in the middle of the city around which Graz sprang up. The funicular (Schloßbergbahn) (10 day and tourist tram/bus ticket covers the ride), and elevator (Schloßberglift) (€1) will take the effort out of the walk to the top, although to use them would be to miss the wooded paths and some spectacular views.
  • Clock Tower (Uhrturm) on the top of the Schloßberg, the symbol of Graz.
  • The Glockenspiel, which comes to life with song and rotating dance figures every day at precisely 11:00, 15:00 and 18:00.
  • Eggenberg Castle (Schloss Eggenberg). Early Baroque architecture with lavish state rooms. There is a small (€ 1.00) fee for entering the park surrounding the castle, which they likely will not charge if you say you intend to take the castle tour. The castle tour is highly recommended though, as it contains dramatic wall and ceiling paintings, elaborate ceramic stoves, and inlaid wood floors. (Tram 1 direction Eggenberg/UKH) Tel: 583264-0 (free entry to the museum with euro<26 card)
  • Don't miss the double spiral staircase in the Burg, a castle complex built between 1438 and 1453 by Emperor Frederick III which is today inhabited by the government of Styria.

Churches

  • The mannerist-Baroque Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II., with impressive interior decor by famous Styrian artist Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Its elliptical dome is the oldest of its kind outside Italy. Next to the Mausoleum is the Cathedral of Graz with an exceptional exterior fresco, the so-called Gottesplagenbild (picture of plagues), which is the oldest remained painting depicting Graz.
  • There are some more remarkable churches in Graz: The oldest one is the Romanesque Leechkirche with its tympanon Madonna. The highest building of Graz is the Herz-Jesu-Kirche, designed down into the last detail by architect Georg Hauberrisser in Gothic Revival style. Except the altar area, which had to be re-modeled after the liturgical renewals of the Second Vatican Council, everything still retains the original conception. On the other side of Mur river there are some beautiful Baroque churches like Mariahilf or Welsche Kirche. In St. Andrä, Baroque and modern elements combine, whereas St. Lukas, situated at one of the largest traffic routes of Graz, is a great example of contemporary sacred art.

Museums

  • Kunsthaus. Is Graz's newest exhibition place. It's worth a visit, even if you only look at its design from the outside. It's right across the river from Hauptplatz at the Suedtirolerplatz (Tram 1,3,6,7,14 direction Hauptbahnhof). (You will definitely notice the blue bubble) (3€ with euro<26 card)
  • Murinsel. Originally a temporary project during 2003 for the Cultural Capital of Europe (Graz 2003) celebrations, people liked it enough so it stayed. Designed by the New York artist Vito Acconci, this accessible artificial island in the river, contains a stage for performances and a coffeehouse.
  • Joanneum Museum of Styria (Steiermärkische Landesmuseum Joanneum),  8017-9716. Raubergasse 10. (cheaper with euro<26 card)
  • Armory Zeughaus, in the Herrengasse Tel: 8017 9810, [9]. Open April 1 - October 31: M-Su 10AM-6PM; November 1 - March 31: M-Sa 10AM-3PM, Su 10AM-4PM; Adults €8, Groups €5.50, Students €3. Contains an amazing collection of arms and armor, from large two-handed swords and maces to the more modern pistols. Originally the local armory was built to readily equip the people in the event of an attack, and so the weapons you'll see here were made for use, not show. English tours are available; inquire early in the day to see what time one will be offered. If you are incredibly enthusiastic about weapons and ask nicely, your guide might treat you to further description of the use and care of the weapons after your tour is completed. Pictures are not allowed, but postcards with pictures of the main pieces can be bought in the gift shop. Be warned, this building gets extremely warm in the summer (especially on the upper floors). Weapons enthusiasts may wish to go early in the day, or you may find your interest waning rapidly as the puddles form around your feet. Note without a guide it is just row upon row of armour with no information at all on any items in any language.

Graz Main Square

Graz Town Hall

Graz Museum

Graz Cathedral

Graz Castle

Graz Art Museum

Graz City Park

Artists\' House

Natural History Museum

Dom im Berg

Jakomini Square

University of Graz

Museum of Perception

Eggenberg Palace

UPC-Arena

Messe Congress

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Lipizzaner Museum

St. Martin Castle

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About Graz

Background

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria, with a population of about 285,000. Some 40,000 of this population is made up of students, as Graz is home to no less than six universities (four "standard" universities and two dedicated solely to applied sciences), and is associated with names as illustrious as Johannes Kepler, Erwin Schrödinger and Nikola Tesla.

The roots of Graz can be traced back to Roman times, when a small fort was built where the city centre is today; Slovenians later built a larger fortress in the same place. The name "Graz" is derived from the Slovenian word gradec, which means small castle. Graz was first mentioned with its German name in 1128 when the dukes of Babenberg turned the place into a commercial centre. During 15th century Graz became the capital of Inner Austria (referring to Styria, Carinthia and Carniola) under the Habsburgs.

Graz has a rich history in education manifested by the number of universities in the city. The first university was founded in 1585 (Karl-Franzens-Universität).

Due to its importance as a strategic position, Graz was often assaulted by Ottoman Turks in the 16th century. The fortress located on the Schlossberg (the picture to the right shows the clock tower, which is located on top of the hill) never fell to the Turks (the only place in this region).

During WWII, Graz was part of Nazi Germany (along with rest of Austria). At the end of the war, Graz was surrendered to Soviet troops largely intact; the historic old town was not seriously hit during Allied bombing raids on the city. In 2003 Graz was the Cultural Capital of Europe.

Graz is also known for the Magna Steyr (formerly called Steyr-Daimler-Puch) automobile and truck manufacturing plant located there.

It is also the birthplace (in nearby Thal) of actor and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Its UPC-Arena was renamed in Schwarzenegger's honor in 1997, but was renamed again in 2005, following controversy over the governor's support of California's death penalty.

The City of Graz, Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg, is a world heritage site.

Activities

  • Simply work round the centre of the town and explore the many courtyards and narrow streets discovering many interesting shops,restaurants and cafés as well as the impressive architecture.
  • Walk or climb up the Schloßberg and have a meal in the open-air at the top whilst admiring the views. The easiest way is to walk up the Sporgasse from the Hauptplatz to the "Karmeliterplatz" where you walk under an archway on the left where a road meanders up the gentler eastern side of the Schloßberg. From the west and north you have a choice of zig-zag paths or to climb the steps from "Schlossbergplatz". There is also a lift going up at Schlossbergplatz. You also might see some of the tame red squirrels (Eichkätzchen) at the top. Use the Schloßbergbahn, a cable car which you'll find at the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai, to go up or down if you don't feel like walking.
  • Take the number 1 tram to the terminus at the bottom of the Plabutsch, a hill on the western edge of Graz, and hike up it. It's quite strenuous, and you really need walking boots and perhaps a map.
  • Take bus number 40 to the terminus and walk up (very steep) to the ruins of Gösting castle and enjoy the view over the city.
  • Swim. Normally after May, the water in the outdoor swimming pools very quickly warms-up enough to enjoy swimming:
    • Eggenberger Bad, Janzgasse 21
    • Augartenbad, Schönaugürtel 1, right next to the river Mur and the Schönaubrücke bridge.
    • Bad Strassgang, Martinhofstraße 3.
    • Margarethenbad, Grillparzerstraße 10.
    • Ragnitzbad, Pesendorferweg 7.
    • Stukitzbad, Andritzer Reichsstraße 25a.
  • Boat or skate on the Hilmteich or Thalersee (just outside Graz), depending on the season.
  • Football at the UPC-Arena, the home of GAK and SK Sturm Graz in the district of Liebenau, south of the city centre. Ticket prices from €22-36.50.
  • Every summer, the AIMS (American Institute of Music Studies), the leading European summer vocal program brings future opera and concert performers together. Locals and visitors enjoy opera and operetta concerts, song recitals and other musical programs in concert halls, castles, courtyards, churches and other venues. The AIMS Festival in Graz features operatic and symphonic works and culminates with the annual Meistersinger Vocal Competition presented with full orchestra.
  • See an Opera at the Opera House Opernhaus. Prices: [10].
  • During summer months, in the centre between the Jakominiplatz and the Hauptplatz, along the Herrengasse, you'll come across musicians of all sorts. Perhaps a small quartet playing Mozart. Perhaps a barrel-organ.
  • KIZ RoyalKino, Conrad-von-Hötzendorf-Straße 10, Tel. 826133 has Hollywood films in English language and with German subtitles. Take tram number 4, 5 or 13 and get out at Finanzamt. If you are at Jakominiplatz it's a five-minute walk there. Alternative films can also be found at the Rechbauerkino, Rechbauerstraße.

Food

All restaurants have cheap lunch deals ("Mittagsmenü") (12-3pm) or a dish of the day ("Tagesempfehlung") that are usually very good, fresh and have the best value.

Budget

  • There are a lot of Döner Kebab sellers in Graz, good ones are on Jakominiplatz (Kapadokia), Dietrichsteinplatz (Pamukale), Hauptplatz (Euro-Kepap). A Kebap costs you about €2.70-2.90.
  • The supermarket in the Hauptbahnhof is the only major one open on Sunday. There are various Turkish markets around town, but their selection is limited.
  • Sägewerk 0316-820258. Schlögelgasse 1 (between Dietrichsteinplatz and Kaiserjosef-Platz), - they serve excellent and cheap pizza (€4,80).
  • Posaune, Zinzendorfgasse (at roundabout next to KF University) - Same Company like Sägewerk.
  • Grammophon, Maiffredygasse (near Music University) - Same Company like Sägewerk.
  • 3 Goldene Kugeln, 6 restaurants in Graz, Griesplatz (next to the telekom tower), Heinrichstrasse (near K.F. University), Riesplatz, Bahnhofgürtel (near Hauptbahnhof), Leonhardstrasse (Near University of Music and Dramatic Arts), Citypark and Murpark. Fast cuisine of anything breaded chicken like. Large portions, very reasonable prices.
  • Schlossberg Biergarten. Good portions of classic beer garden food with good beer and a spectacular view above the town.

Mid-Range

  • Braun de Praun 0316/322093. Morellenfeldgasse 32, - Has an incredible huge menu and reasonable prices.
  • Brot & Spiele 0316/715081. Mariahilferstrasse 17. They offer American and Asian style food for reasonable prices (go for the steaks)
  • Don Camillo & Peppone 0316/845496. Franziskanerplatz, - Has really good Pizza & Pasta. (They have two restaurants almost next to each other. One has Pizza (7-9€) & pasta. The other one a lot of dishes and a really cheap Pasta lunch menu for 3.90€.
  • Ginko, Grazbachgasse 33 (near the Dietrichsteinplatz) - vegeterian restaurant and take away, menu changes daily, has a buffet, take whatever you want, pay €1.20/100grams of food. Excellent quality food,cakes and cookies, coffee, tea, wine. Open daily until 21:00, saturdays until 19:00, sundays closed ! http://restaurant-ginko.at/.
  • Gloeckl Braeu 0316/814781. Glockenspielplatz 2-3. It is possible to sit outdoors and the food is reasonable priced but very tasty! Try the fillet steak or Styrian seasonal specialties!
  • Die Herzl, Prokopigasse 12,  +43 316 82430. Very reasonably price good portions of classic local dishes. Simple décor.
  • Malaga, Glaciestrasse 43a, Tel. 319678, open Mo-Do 6pm-1am, Fr and Sa until 2am - A nice restaurant which offers a huge menu including mainly Spanish and Mexican dishes.
  • Midori, Sackstrasse 27, offers Asian food, including Sushi and a variety of vegetarian specialities. All-you-can-eat buffet and running sushi. http://www.midori.at/.
  • Pension Gasthof Zur Steirerstubn 0316/716855. Lendplatz 8, - offers Styrian specialties and reasonable prices. Nice traditional furniture.
  • Take the number 5 tram to Puntigam and eat in the Puntigamer Brewery restaurant, Triesterstraße 361, Tel: 297100, open 10AM-12AM, or outside in the Gastgarten, when the weather permits.
  • Römerstube +43 (0) 316 472066. Liebenauer Hauptstraße 103, also has 3 skittle alleys (nine-pin bowling), costing 12 € per hour.
  • Schloßberg-Restaurant, Schloßberg 7/8. Tel: 823050
  • Torona. Prokopiegasse 2 (Bermuda Dreieck). New Spanish bar specialising in Pinchos (northern Spanish skewers), 13 Spanish red and white wines and cava, San Miguel, wide range of sherrys and Spanish brandy. Open M-F from 4PM, Sa from 9AM serving Spanish breakfast.
  • Traminer Weinstube, Klosterwiesgasse 2 (for all practical purposes, located directly on a corner of Jakominiplatz) - good south-tyrolean wines and fine (almost exclusively organic) food for reasonable prices. The 'Tramina', as it is called, offers a laid-back atmosphere without neglecting its long tradition and features art exhibitions and live jazz once a week.

Splurge

  • Landhaus Keller 0316/830276. Schmiedgasse 9, - It is an upscale restaurant which features Styrian traditional dishes, which is heavy on the pumpkin and pumpkin seed. White tablecloths and nice lighting complement the excellently prepared food.

Drinks

Due to its importance as a university city, Graz has a vibrant night life. Bars are concentrated around the old town as well as the Karl-Franzens-University to the west of the old town. The old town has a mixed audience while the bars around university are mostly attended by students. In the old town you'll also find a few Irish pubs. Whereas the most Irish of them is O'Carolan's right next to the main square (Hauptplatz) others include Flann O'Briens and Molly Malone's. The Office is a very laidback and unique new addition to the Irish/British pub scene in Graz. The Office features regular live music and jam sessions, as well as the odd bit of Karaoke, and darts (steel - you know, the real ones from England) every Sunday.

  • Kombuese Small, wooden bar in the Stadtpark, near Kuenstler Haus (Erzherzog Johann Allee 2) . Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, after 22:00 - best times after 1:00 in the morning. Cheap beer, a few but very good sandwiches, sells also cigarettes. What's special about this place is that you can see people of all ages and styles. No-one will care who you are or what you look like, it s all about having this one thing in common: having fun here and now without other concerns. Different Djs every night, especially Friday and Saturday everyone dances until very early in the morning ! It usually gets very crowded after 01:00 but if you relax and get into the mood, you will always find your space in there.
  • Molly Malone Irish Pub +43 316 833080. Färbergasse 15, 8010 Graz. Popular Irish Pub located in the Bermuda Triangle part of the city. Open 7 nights with live music. Live English Premier League, Champions League, 6 Nations Rugby. Serves Guinness, Kilkenny & Fish & Chips and much more. Irish Staff.
  • The Office Pub +43 316 890838, e-mail: office@theofficepub.at. Trauttmansdorffgasse 3. Bus stop: Line 30 at Palais Trauttmansdorff. Open every day from 5.00pm to 2.00am (or later) Where the ex-pats get together in Graz! An authentic style English pub, right in the center of Graz, cozy atmosphere and affordable prices. Premiership football - all the big matches live. English speaking staff. Pub Quiz every Tuesday, live music. Serves home made chili, curry, soup or toasted sandwiches. Free Internet and Darts!
  • Parkhouse +43 316 827434. Stadtpark 2. Located in the center of the municipal park, this is a popular place with students and a lovely outside seating area. Has laid-back electronic music, concerts and live-DJs in summer. Probably the best place to go for a relaxed drink in spring & summer when it's warm. Open daily from 11am to 4am.
  • Babenbergerhof, Babenbergerstrasse 39. Further out of town, towards the station (just off Keplerstrasse) is a legendary old style "Gasthaus". Complete with local art, old wooden decor and a rambunctious landlady one cannot fail to like, they also feature excellent jazz bands and sessions every Wednesday. Serves basic cold, local dishes and Schilcher wine. This place probably pulls the best pint of Gösser Spezial in the city. The crowd is mixed - anyone from about 20–85 years, from roadsweepers to university professors - you will find all sorts in this place. The two common languages are drink and music.
  • Verein Forum Stadtpark +43 316 827734, fax: +43 316 827734-21, e-mail: forum@mur.at. Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz, , Tue-Fr 10.00am to 6.00pm, Sa,Su, 2.00 to 6.00 pm
  • Bierbaron +43 316 321510. Heinrichstr. 56. An old, classic student pub.
  • Theatercafe +43 316 825365. Mandellstr. 11. very famous, old (it opened back in 1885) cafe. Popular with people who have a late-nite drink after being in the opera. There is a piano in the cafe offering anyone the opportunity to play if he/she wants to. Famous for its excellent scrambled eggs. Open until the early morning hours. Except during the summer months, cabaret and small stage performances organised by the theater promotion group Hin und Wider (Closed Mondays)
  • Eschenlaube +43 316 810457. Glacisstrasse 63, - nice cosy, pub offering Asian, Moroccan, Italian and Styrian food. Open from 11.30am to 1.00am.
  • Brot und Spiele +43 316 715081. Mariahilferstraße 17. Open from 10.00am to 2.00am. Very relaxed pub offering different kind of steaks and burgers and a small variety of Mexican/Asian food both in a smokers and non-smokers area. Offers at least 20 pool tables, and several snooker tables.
  • Die Scherbe +43 316 760654. Stockergasse 2, - nice cosy bar / pub with two floors (usually there more people in the downstairs where smoking is allowed). Good, cheap & big salads. - open till 2.00am.
  • Drei Affen (Three Monkeys), Elisabethstraße 31 - Some kinde of bar/pub. If you don't know where to go after 4am this is the place where all people and students go who want to stay out till 8am. Don't go there before 1am, as it will be empty. Entry Fee usually 3€. (Opening times Sun-Tue usually till 3am, We-Sa at least till 6am, when it's crowded it can be open till 9am)
  • Piere's, Lendplatz - Cheap bar offering the local brew Gösser and nice variety of scotch whiskey. Piere himself will tend bar. Super friendly guy! Fairly close to the redlight part of town if that's your thing.


Cafés

Graz has a lot of cafés all around the town, very concentrated in the city center and university district and you get tasty coffee almost everywhere. Prices are the same in most cafes, they just get slightly more expensive in Herrengasse or on Schlossberg. The most common coffee beverages are a "Verlängerter" (a small Americano with milk; 2,20-2,40€), a "Cappuccino" (2,40-2,60€), a Café Latte (coffee with lots of steamed milk; 2,60-2,90€). It is common that you get a glass of tap water to your coffee, if not don't hesitate to ask for it.

  • Café Tribeka +43 316 72 34 69, fax: +43 316 723669, e-mail: office@tribeka.at. Grieskai 2. Coffee-to-Go, free WLAN access. The best and finest coffee in town!
  • Café/Bar Ritter, Rittergasse 2, 8010 Graz,  +43 316 325777. open till late. nice, Café/Bar with good cakes and tramezinis and lots of Newspapers and Magazines.

Jazz Clubs

  • Miles Jazz Bar. Mariahilferstraße 24
  • Stockwerk. Jakominiplatz
  • Royal Garden. Bürgergasse 5

Cocktail bars

  • Stern, Sporgasse/Karmeliterplatz. Excellent cocktails with excellent outside seating area on Karmeliterplatz. Cocktail Happy-Hour (€4 all Cocktails) every day from 17-20h.
  • Continuum, Sporgasse/Karmeliterplatz. Just on the opposite of Stern. Good cocktails with excellent outside seating area and chilled inside seating. Cocktail Happy-Hour (€4 all Cocktails) every day from 17-20h.
  • M1, Färberplatz 1, Tel. 8112330. A fancy lounge bar on the third floor of the building. The bar is divided into two stories and an outside deck on top. Wide range of cocktails and drinks, also serves snacks. Opening times are 9.00am to 2.00am. Closed on Sundays.
  • Cohibar, Leonhardstr. 3, Tel. 337470, Cuba-style cocktail bar. Serves tapas and has Latin-live music on Sunday. Offers free salsa dancing classes every Monday. Cocktails are around €6, opening times are 5.00pm to 2.00pm during work days, 5.00pm to 3.00pm on Friday and Saturdays.
  • Buddhabar (Pfauengarten), Hartiggasse 4, Tel. 820630. Asian-style cocktail bar. Open Mo-Fr 4pm to 2am. Offers barkeeper classes. Pricy, posh.
  • Eckhaus 0664 4602934. Rechbauerstr. 15, close to the technical university (TU). Serves pizza. Has free wireless access. Open Mo-Fr 9am to 2pm, Sa-So 6pm to 2pm. Cocktails are around €5. Especially popular with students.
  • pharmacy bar-lounge, Leonhardstrasse 35, tel. 225074. lots of self-created cocktails as well as all classics, large choice of spirits, beers and wines. Serves finger food. enclosed garden lounge in the yard with a real mediterranean feel and another outside seating area (street lounge) in front of the bar. bbq every Thursday from June to October. fresh oysters every day from October to May. open mo-th 5pm to 2am, fr-sa 5pm to 3am. closed on Sundays.

Clubs

Clubs usually open around 10pm and get crowded by midnight. All have entry fees (mostly 4-12€) depending on the event. Sometimes it is cheaper or even free before 10.30 or 11pm. A beer will usually cost you between 3-4€. Most places are open till 5am.

  • Postgarage, Dreihackengasse 42, close to Griesplatz. A popular dance & alternative live music club with two floors. Has Live Music, Live-DJs, Rock, Hip-Hop, Drum & Base, Techno depending on the event. Entrance fees are around €8; often free entrance till 23h. (usually €1 student discount). They have two floors, mostly there is different music on each floor and you have to pay separate. You reach the small 2nd floor via the door close to the park. The bigger dancehall (1st floor) has its entrance on the street. http://www.postgarage.at
  • PPC 0664 4515038. Neubaugasse 6, close to Lendplatz. A club with two floors. Has Live-DJs, Rock, Hip-Hop, Drum & Base, Techno depending on the event. Usually open between We and So. Also popular with younger people. http://www.popculture.at
  • Dom im Berg (DIB), Schlossbergplatz, This is a big hall in Schlossberg. There are few events, but it is a really good place to dance - most events are clubbings. Entrance fees around 10€, opens 10-11pm. You reach it with the tunnel or lift going up Schlossberg). http://www.domimberg.at
  • Generalmusikdirektion (GMD), Grieskai 74a, Tel. 717710 (close to Griesplatz) A popular dance & live music club. Entrance fees are around €8. Opening times are depending on the weekly program. http://www.generalmusikdirektion.at
  • Niesenberger, Niesenbergergasse 16, (close to Main Train Station/Annenstrasse) Special hint for all lovers of alternative electronic dance music. Usually open on Fridays from around 11pm. http://www.niesenberger.com

You'll have plenty of opportunities to drink beer (Bier) or wine (Wein) but perhaps the best one would be sitting, on a sunny day, in one of the many open-air bars.

The local beer brands are Murauer (is considered as the best), Gösser, Puntigamer and Reininghaus. The latter 2 are brewed in Graz itself. But you'll also find lots of possibilities to drink other Austrian (Stiegl, Ottakringer, Schladminger) and international beers.

If you visit Graz in winter try a Bockbier. But beware they are a lot stronger (6-8%) than the usual Austrian beers.

Styrian wine is one of best wines in the world. Especially the white wine. Try a glass of Welschriesling if you get the chance.

Shopping

  • On the Kaiser-Josef-Platz, right opposite the Opernhaus, is a fruit and vegetable open-air market where small farmers from the countryside around Graz bring their produce for sale (or rather their wives do). Morning only. The other main farmers market in Graz is located on the "Lendplatz". Morning only.

Be sure to buy a bottle of "Kernöl" (pumpkin seed oil). This oil is typical for Styria and has a very unique and wonderful taste. Ideally buy it at a (farmer) market (like Kaiser-Josef-Platz, Lendplatz,...). But you can also buy good quality oil at the normal supermarkets.

There are many possibilities to go shopping in Graz. Good places to shop are:

  • Herrengasse - the most important shopping street in Graz. It connects the main square (Hauptplatz) with Jakominiplatz.
  • numerous lanes in the old town like "Schmiedgasse" or "Sporgasse".
  • in Kastner+Öhler Graz's big department store, right in the center, next to the main square. Doesn't offer cheap prices. There is an underground car-park right underneath.
  • Steirerhof, Jakominplatz 12. Named after the demolished hotel that occupied the site until recently. Tel: 83 55 70
  • Mariahilferstraße Just stroll around from "Suedtirolerplatz" behind the Kunsthaus, have a coffee in the "Cafe Central" and advance to Mariahilferstraße with little designshops, 70ies retro furniture and custum made t-shirts and many more to discover
  • City Park shopping mall situated on south-western edge of central Graz. "Lazarettgürtel 55"

Bigger shopping complexes located outside the city center are:

  • Shopping City Seiersberg - A new build shopping complex just outside the city limits. Take tram 5 to Puntigam and from there take bus 78. Although the center lies outside of Graz it's still Zone 101, meaning that you will not have to buy an additional public transport ticket.
  • Shopping Center West - Being already quite a few years old it's a lot smaller than the Shopping City Seiersberg, but it's also nearer to the center. Take tram 5 to Puntigam and then bus number 64.
  • Murpark - Only mayor shopping center in the east of Graz. Only shopping center in Graz to have direct access by tram. Take tram 4 to end of line in Liebenau.

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