23 Fantastic Things to do in Graz

Graz is the second biggest city in Austria and for me much cuter than its older sibling. It is easy to see why Graz Austria was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

The city centre of lovely Graz Austria is filled with magnificent buildings, hidden alleys, elaborate facades, inner courtyards and so many wonderful places to sit outside and soak up “the best-preserved city centre of Central Europe.

Measuring 175 metres, Graz is now home to the world’s tallest indoor slide. This new feature in Graz only opened in March 2019 so it is the newest of the places to visit in Graz.

The World’s Tallest Indoor Slide


Kastner Und Ohler is one of the most prestigious department stores in Graz and goes back to the 19th century. It is a beautiful store.

Freiblick Tagescafe


Schlossberg or castle hill is perhaps the most iconic site in Graz. The 28-metre high clock tower sits on top of the 473-metre high hill.



The 260 steps of Kriegssteig connect the clock tower to the historic old town of Graz. The stairs were constructed during WW1 by Austrian soldiers and Russian prisoners.



It was constructed to provide shelter for 40,000 people during the bombings of the war. The Schlossberg tunnel features interesting lighting displays which make for some nice photos.

Schlossberg Tunnel System


Rathaus is the main square of Graz and was the city’s first market square. In the late 18th century the town hall was built on the Rathaus.



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