Graz Tourist Information Centre - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the Tourist Information Office in the center of Graz and a view down Herrengasse.
Graz Tourist Information Centre - FURTHER INFORMATION
Graz Tourist Information Centre - Graz visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Graz Tourist Information Centre' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Styria.
The Graz Tourist Information Centre is on Herrengasse, about half way between Hauptplatz and the Stadtpfarrkirche. It lies between the Landeszeughaus (Graz Armoury) and Landhaus Cortyard, two of the top Graz attractions.
The Graz TIC has many maps, pamphlets and booklets with information about what to see, where to eat and the best hotels in the city. They will also provide advice on transport, combination tickets for the various attractions and tours.
This map of Graz shows some of the top attractions in the city, each with a beautiful panorama linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. Graz is the second largest city in Austria, and the Innere Stadt, or Old Town, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999.
Graz - Tourist AttractionsThe tourist information centre is on Herrengasse, it contains good maps, information and hotel reservation services in many languages. Top attractions in Graz include:
- Schloss Eggenberg - one of the most important Baroque palace in Austria, surrounded by gardens and famous for the State Rooms.
- Landeszeughaus - Graz Armoury, containing the largest collection of Medieval armour and weapons on earth.
- Schlossberg - hill right in the centre of the city on which are the remains of Graz castle with stunning panoramic views over the ciyt, and the Grazer Uhrturm (Clock Tower)
- Kunsthaus Graz - main art gallery in Graz.
- Burg - old palace, surrounded by the Burggarten and containing a famous Double Spiral Staircase.
- Landhaus Cortyard - a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance architecture
- Cathedral - built between 1438 and 1464 by Kaiser Friedrich III.
- Murinsel - floating cafe built on the Mur river in 2003.
- Mausoleum - most significant Hapsburg tomb, commissioned by Kaiser Ferdinand II.
- Glockenspiel - town clock with dancing, wooden figures at 11am, 3pm and 6pm.
- Franziskanerkirche - oldest monastery in Graz, founded in 1239 for the Minorites.
- Stadtpfarrkirche (City Parish Church) - 14th century Gothic church with protraits of Hitler and Mussolini in the stained glass windows.
- Palais Attems - Baroque palace built in 1702 with authentic stucco ceilings and original wall panelling.
- Mariatrost Basilica - 18th century church built on a hill on the edge of Graz.
- Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) - Neogothic church built between 1881 to 1887, the largest church in Graz.
- Kloster d. Lazaristen - with a beautiful church building.
- Shopping and Eating - Graz is full of hidden squares, like Bermuda Triangle and streets lined with boutique shops and an enviable number of cafe's and patisseries scattered around the center with al-fresco dining.
- Parks - Graz has many open spaces, the most popular of which are the Stadtpark, Burgarten, Augarten and Voklsgarten.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Hauptplatz/Congress (N1, N5, N7)
Tram: Hauptplatz/Congress (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13)