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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Austria > Graz

Graz. Pop. 287,723. Currency Euro. Language German. Time Zone GMT + 1 hours. Graz Thalerhof Airport GRZ. Best Time to go – year round location. Graz is the second largest city in Austria and is the capital of the state of Styria. The city is situated on the Mur river, in the south east of Austria and is close to Slovenia on the south east of the Alps. It’s location gives it a relatively moderate climate and it enjoys more sunshine than Salzburg and Vienna. Graz has a remarkable Old Town, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999. Sights in the Old Town include: Uhrturm clocktower; Neue Gallerie; The Landeszeughaus, armoury; Dom (cathedral); Murinsel (an artificial island in the river Mur); and last but not least the Schloßberg (hill dominating the old town with great views of the city). To travel to and from Graz from the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), you can take regional trains to most of Styria. Direct trains also run to most major cities nearby including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Maribor and Ljubljana in Slovenia, Zagreb in Croatia, Prague in the Czech Republic, Budapest in Hungary and Zurich in Switzerland. Trains for Vienna leave every hour. Graz is also famous as the birth place of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was born and raised in the farming village of Thal, 2 km from Graz.

Graz Hotels Rooms and Accommodation in Styria

Graz Euro 2008 Hotels Reservation Grand Wiesler Hotel Europa Hotel Mercure Graz Messe Hotel Daniel Hotel Ibis Graz Hotel Erzherzog Johann Hotel Weitzer Hotel Courtyard By Marriott Hotel and Graz Rooms.

The Uhrturm Clocktower is the symbol of Graz on top of the Schloßberg which overlooks the Old Town

Grand Wiesler Hotel - Grieskai 4-8 Styria Graz

Grand Wiesler Hotel, is a 5 star hotel with 98 rooms. Riverside Hotel reconstructed in Austrian Art Nouveau style located in city center, overlooking the old town. Guests with business needs can benefit from use of six meeting rooms fitted with a range of conference services, wireless Internet, and catering facilities. The hotel boasts the Wiesler Restaurant - This chic restaurant features Philippe Starck designer furniture and serves a selection of Austrian dishes with an international twist.

Grand Wiesler Hotel - Grieskai 4-8 Styria Graz

Arnold Schwarzenegger - wikipedia

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. As a young man, Schwarzenegger gained widespread attention as a highly successful bodybuilder. He later gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon.

Graz - wikipedia

Graz with a population of 287,723 as of 2006 (of which 250,099 have principal residence status), is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna and the capital of the federal state of Styria (Steiermark in German). Graz has a long tradition as a student city: its six universities have over 40,000 students. Graz's "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centers in Central Europe. In 1999, it was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003.

Graz - wikitravel

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.

Graz Thalerhof Airport GRZ - wikipedia

Graz Airport (IATA: GRZ, ICAO: LOWG) also known as Thalerhof, serves Graz, Austria. The travel time to the airport from Graz main station is approximately 12 minutes by regional train.

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