75 Sights in Graz, Austria (with Map and Images)
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1. Styrian ArmouryBook Ticket*
The Styrian Armoury, in the Austrian city of Graz, is the world's largest historic armoury and attracts visitors from all over the world. It holds approximately 32,000 pieces of weaponry, tools, suits of armour for battle and ones for parades.
2. KunsthausBook Ticket*
The Kunsthaus Graz, Grazer Kunsthaus, or Graz Art Museum was built as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2003 and has since become an architectural landmark in Graz, Austria. Its exhibition program specializes in contemporary art from the 1960s onwards.
3. SchlossbergBook Ticket*
The Schlossberg, at 473 metres (1,552 ft) above sea level, is a tree-clad hill, and the site of a fortress, in the centre of the city of Graz, Austria. The hill is now a public park and enjoys extensive views of the city. It is the site of several entertainment venues, cafés and restaurants, and is managed by Holding Graz, the city owned utility company.
4. Israelitischer Friedhof
The Jewish Cemetery Graz is a Jewish cemetery founded in 1864/65 in today's Graz district of Wetzelsdorf. Since that time it has served as the main burial place of the Jewish community in Graz. In 1910, the ceremonial hall of the Graz architect Alexander Zerkowitz was inaugurated on the cemetery grounds. During the November pogroms of 1938, the morgue was set on fire and destroyed on 10 November 1938. The site was expropriated and sold to the city of Graz. With the exception of the destroyed ceremonial hall and a few graves, however, the cemetery remained intact until the end of the war and was restituted to the Jewish Community in 1946. On 11 November 1991, a new ceremonial hall was opened following the "Year of Remembrance 1938/88".
The Buchkogel, at 656 meters above sea level, is a hill in the Austrian state of Styria. It is located in the southern part of the Grazer Bergland in the west of the state capital Graz. The mixed forests within the Plabutsch ridge serve as a popular recreation area. Parts of the karstified hill were settled back in the Chalcolithic period and served for limonite mining during the Middle Ages and World War II. On the top there is the historical Kronprinz Rufolf observation tower built in 1879. The name Buchkogel is either derived from a lost castle or the extensive beech population.
6. Katharinenkirche und Mausoleum
The mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II next to Graz Cathedral is a monumental sacred and representative building from the 17th century, which was connected by two different buildings. The complex, begun in 1614 and completed in 1714 after decades of interruptions in construction, consists of St. Catherine's Church and the adjoining sepulchral chapel for Emperor Ferdinand II and his family. Together they form one of Austria's most important architectural monuments from Mannerism, the transitional period from the Renaissance to the Baroque.
7. Lazaristenkirche zur Schmerzhaften Mutter
The Lazaristenkirche zur Schmerzenen Mutter or Marienkirche or Kirche zur Schmerzenen Mutter (Church of the Sorrowful Mother) is a Roman Catholic church in the fourth district of Graz, Lend. It is the parish church of the parish Graz-Schmerze Mutter (Marienpfarre) in the deanery Graz-Nord of the city church Graz, and monastery church of the mission house of the Lazarists Graz, provincial and study house (clericat) of the order. Right next to the church is the convent of the Sisters of Mercy Graz.
Wikipedia: Lazaristenkirche (Graz) (DE), Architect Wikipedia
8. Palais Attems
The Palais Attems, in the state of Styria in Austria, is located in the first Graz district of inner city, at the transition between Sackstraße and Schloßbergplatz. It is "the most important noble palace of Styria". The small Palais Attems, also called widow palace, connects to the building. The Reinerhof and the Palais Khuenburg are located on the opposite side of the Sackstraße, and the Trinity Church on the same side of the street.
The Schloßbergbühne Kasematten, also known as the Kasemattenbühne, is an open-air stage on the Schloßberg in Graz. Located in the Innere Stadt district of Graz, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site City of Graz – Historic Centre and Eggenberg Castle. The name is derived from the cellar vault known as the casemate of the former castle captain's house of the castle on Graz's Schloßberg, which forms the structural framework.
The Salvatorkirche, also known as Pfarrkirche Graz-Christus der Salvator, is a Roman Catholic church in the third district of Graz, Geidorf. It was an expository of the Graben parish and was raised to an independent parish in 1981, and is the parish church of the parish Graz-Christus der Salvator in the deanery Graz-Ost of the Stadtkirche Graz. The Salvatorkolleg Graz, the Graz branch of the Salvatorians SDS, is also located there.
The Jungfernsprung is a rocky spur in the western Grazer Bergland in the Austrian state of Styria. The Dolomite Rock, which owes its name to a legend, lies 130 m northeast of the castle ruins Gösting in the state capital Graz. As a popular vantage point above the Mur Valley, the Jungfernsprung is one of the most important natural sights in the greater Graz area and was a sought-after postcard motif for decades.
The Church St. Josef, also (st .-) Josefskirche or parish church of Graz-St. Josef or anniversary church is a Catholic parish church in Graz. It is the seat of the parish Graz-St. Josef consecrated in the Deanery of Graz-Süd of the city church of Graz, and St. Josef, the femorist Christi. The building is located at the intersection of Schönaugürtel and Schönaugasse in the sixth Graz district of Jakomini.
13. Barmherzigenkirche Maria Verkündigung
The Barmherzigenkirche Mariä Verkündigung is a Roman Catholic church in the fourth district of Graz, Lend. The sacred building is located on Annenstraße between Südtiroler Platz and Roseggerhaus. The church is a pastoral office of the Convent of the Brothers of Mercy, who also look after the hospital, and belongs to the parish Graz-Mariä Mariahilf in the deanery Graz-Mitte of the Stadtkirche Graz.
14. Unbefleckte Empfängnis
Church of the Immaculate Conception Home for the Elderly, Immaculate Church of Notre Dame or. Graz Immaculate Conception Parish Church is a Roman Catholic church in the 5th century AD. Griss District of Graz. It is dedicated to the conception of the Virgin Mary, is the parish church of the diocese of Graz-Immaculate Conception, and is located at the City Hospital in the office of Dean Graz-Mitt.
15. Kindermuseum FRida & freD
Frida & Fred is a children's museum in Graz's Augarten. It was built in 2003 under the direction of architects Hemma Fasch and Jakob Fuchs. Basically, the museum with its experiential exhibitions is aimed at the age group of 3 to 12-year-olds. The exhibitions are designed under the motto "Hands On – Minds On" in such a way that the children can help shape and try things out for themselves.
The Grabenkirche, also Pfarrkirche Graz-Graben, Kirche Hl. Johannes der Täufer Geidorf, is a Roman Catholic parish church in the third district of Graz, Geidorf. The Grabenkirche belongs to the Capuchin branch, the Grabenkloster and is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It is the parish church of the parish Graz-Graben in the deanery Graz-Nord of the Stadtkirche Graz.
17. Kirche zur Schmerzhaften Mutter
The Church of the Sorrowful Mother or Church of the Sorrowful Mother is a small church on the outskirts of Graz in Messendorf in the eighth district of St. Peter. It forms the station chaplaincy Graz-Messendorf of the parish Graz-St. Peter in the Deanery Graz-South of the City Church Graz and is connected to the Mission House Messendorf of the Comboni Missionaries.
18. Altkatholische Christophoruskirche
The Old Catholic Church of the Resurrection is the parish church of the Old Catholic parish of Graz for Styria and southern Burgenland. It was dedicated to St. Christopher and was renamed the Old Catholic Church of the Resurrection in 2010 after a renovation. It is located in the 5th district of Graz Gries, in the building of today's New Middle School St. Andrä.
The Leechkirche, actually Maria Himmelfahrt am Leech, is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Graz. It is located in the district of Geidorf somewhat hidden on a hill and is accessible from both Zinzendorfgasse and Glacisstraße. It forms the curate benefice Graz-Leechkirche of the Graz cathedral parish in the deanery Graz-Mitte of the Stadtkirche Graz.
The Murinsel in Graz, Austria, is an artificial floating "island" in the middle of the Mur river and links the two banks on both sides. At night the blue navigation lights that surround the structure light up. This landmark of Graz was designed by New York City artist Vito Acconci on the occasion of Graz becoming the 2003 European Capital of Culture.
The (Eagle) Liberation Monument or Freedom Monument is a sculpture in the center of the Styrian capital Graz. The memorial, created in 1960 by Wolfgang Skala, is dedicated to the end of the occupation period in Austria and not, as previously assumed, to the liberation from National Socialism. This circumstance has recently been critically discussed.
22. Sankt Paul
The Church of St. Paul in the Eisteichsiedlung or Parish Church Graz-Waltendorf is a Roman Catholic church in the 9th district of Graz, Waltendorf. The church is dedicated to the Apostle Paul and bears the patronage of Paul's conversion (25 January). It is the parish church of the parish Graz-Waltendorf, deanery Graz-Süd of the city church Graz.
23. ehem. Barackenkirche
The Barrackenkirche Graz-Liebenau is a former emergency church in the Graz district of Liebenau, St.-Paulus-Platz 1. Today it is used as a cultural and meeting centre. The building is, as one of the last two surviving barrack churches in Austria, under monument protection; the other is in operation in Nöstlbach near St. Marien, Upper Austria.
24. Kirche zum heiligen Kreuz
The church and the convention of the cross sisters are located in Kreuzgasse in the third district of Graz. The convent is a branch of the merciful sisters from the Holy Cross. In addition, the sanatorium of the cross sisters, a general hospital, is located. Both houses, monastery and regular tract of the hospital facility are listed.
Wikipedia: Kirche und Konvent der Kreuzschwestern (Graz) (DE)
25. Sommerrefektorium der Jesuiten
The former summer refectory of the Jesuits is a listed building on the so-called Rosenhain in the 3rd district of Graz Geidorf. The Jesuits owned large parts of this hill northeast of the city center, which they used with the construction of the refectory in 1654, among other things, for the recreation of the members of the order.
The Lustbühel is a hill 489 m above sea level in the Austrian state of Styria. The elevation is located in the east of the state capital Graz and is known for the location of the castle of the same name, the observatory Graz-Lustbühel and as a popular local recreation area. Since 1989 there has also been a small nature reserve.
The Johann-Puch-Museum Graz is a museum in the city of Graz in Styria and is located on the site of the first work of Johann Puch. It is not a factory museum, but was created on a private initiative. Since 2012, it has been housed in the last authentic hall of the Johann Puch factory hall, which is a listed building.
The Filialkirche Hl. Rupert, also Rupertikirche, named after Saint Rupert of Salzburg, is located in Hohenrain, municipality Hart bei Graz, directly on the city limits of Graz near the castle Lustbühel. It belongs as a branch church to the parish of Graz-St. Peter in the Deanery Graz-South of the Stadtkirche Graz.
29. Filialkirche Mariagrün
The Roman Catholic Mariagrüner Church, also known as the pilgrimage church Mariä Heimsuchung or Stationskaplanei Graz-Mariagrün, is the center of Mariagrün, a small district of Graz, in the district of Mariatrost. It is considered the most important ecclesiastical foundation of a citizen of the city of Graz.
The Graz Orpheum in the district of Lend is historically one of the oldest event venues in Graz; it is housed in the building that replaced the 1899–1936 Grazer Varieté in 1950 and, in addition to the Schloßbergbühne Kasematten and the Dom im Berg, part of the Grazer Spielstätten GmbH, founded in 2008.
31. Karmelitenkirche Maria Schnee
The Maria Schnee monastery is a convent of the unsteady Carmelites in Grazer Grabenstraße in the third district of Geidorf. The monastery is located at the foot of the Reinerkogel, a little off the Grabenstraße. The monastery and pilgrimage church of Maria Snow is located in the courtyard of the monastery.
The Heilandskirche is one of the five Protestant churches in Graz, the capital of Styria. It is the parish church of the Evangelical parish of A. u. H. B. Graz-Heilandskirche. The church was built in early historicist style. It is located at Kaiser-Josef-Platz in the 2nd district of St. Leonhard in Graz.
The Hallerschloss or Schloss Sparbersbach is a castle located on the western slope of the Ruckerlberg in the Graz district of Waltendorf. Its present form dates largely from the 17th century. It was remodelled many times during the 19th and 20th centuries. Its history dates back to the 13th century.
34. Palais Inzaghi
The Palais Inzaghi is a former city palace in Graz, Germany. It is located at the corner of Mehlplatz and Prokopigasse in the first district of Innere Stadt. There are a total of three palaces in Graz that belonged to the Inzaghi family. The other two are located on Bischofplatz and Bürgergasse.
35. Bürgerspitalskirche zum Heiligen Geist
The Bürgerspitalkirche zum Heiligen Geist is a Roman Catholic church in the 5th district of Graz, Gries. Today it is the benefice at the Church of the Holy Spirit in the Bürgerspital, which belongs to the parish of Graz-St. Andrä, and belongs to the Deanery Graz-Mitte of the Stadtkirche Graz.
The New Synagogue of Graz, is a Jewish synagogue in the city of Graz, Austria. Within the city, it is located on David-Herzog-Place, on the right bank of the Mur River in the Gries neighborhood of Graz. The synagogue serves the Jews of Graz, Styria, Carinthia, and southern parts of Burgenland.
The Reinerkogel is a 500 m high hill in the Grazer Bergland in the Austrian state of Styria. It is located in the state capital Graz north of the centre on the left bank of the Mur and, with the Reinerkogelwarte demolished in 1957, was a popular local recreation area, especially in the past.
38. Palais Lengheimb
The Palais Lengheimb is a former city palace in Graz, Germany. It is located in Hans-Sachs-Gasse in the first district Innere Stadt. A palace of the same name, which belonged to the Lengheimb family, stands in the Bürgergasse. The Palais Stubenberg is directly connected to the palace.
39. Karmelitinnenkirche zum Heiligen Josef
The Carmelite Church of St. Joseph is a Roman Catholic church building in the third district of Graz, Geidorf, which is the monastery church of a convent of the Discalced Carmelites. Previously, there was once a church dedicated to St. Joseph in Graz, which was abandoned in the 1930s.
40. Next Liberty
The Next Liberty is a children's and youth theater in the first Graz district of inner city. With over 65,000 spectators and more than 200 performances per season, it is one of the five most successful in German -speaking countries. The company belongs to the Theaterholding Graz.
41. Schulschwesternkirche zur Unbefleckten Empfängnis
The School Sisters' Church of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic church in the 14th district of Graz, Eggenberg. She belongs to the Graz School Sisters and is part of the parish of Graz-St. St. Vincent and thus belongs to the Deanery Graz-West of the Stadtkirche Graz.
42. Stadtpfarrkirche zum Heiligen Blut
The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Blood, or Propstei-, Haupt- und Stadtpfarrkirche Graz-Hl. Blut, short Grazer Stadtpfarrkirche is located in the Graz district Innere Stadt. It is the parish church of the parish of Graz-Hl. Blut im Dekanat Graz-Mitte der Stadtkirche Graz.
The Burgtor is located at the interface between Hofgasse and Erzherzog-Johann-Allee. It is located in the Graz district of Innere Stadt and is part of the Grazer Stadtkrone. In addition to the Outer Paulustor, the building is the only surviving wall gate of the city of Graz.
The Moserhof-Schlössl, also known as Messe-Schlössl, is a small city palace in the Münzgrabenstraße corner Moserhofgasse on the edge of the steeply sloping Murterrasse in the sixth district of Graz Jakomini. During the Grazer Messe it is part of the amusement park.
45. Sankt Johann und Paul
The Church of St. John and Paul is a small Roman Catholic mountain church in the 15th district of Graz Wetzelsdorf. It is owned by the City of Graz and is subordinated as a mass chapel of the parish Graz-Christkönig in the deanery Graz-West of the Stadtkirche Graz.
The Landplagenbild, also called "God's Plague Image", is located on the southern outer wall of Graz Cathedral. The fresco created in 1485 is probably by Thomas von Villach. It is considered one of the historically and artistically most important frescoes in Styria.
The Eisbründlhöhle or Bründlhöhle is a karst cave in the district of Straßgang in the Styrian capital Graz. From the cave rises the episodic water-bearing Bründlbach. The nearby Bründl ponds not far from St. Martin Castle are a popular local recreation area.
48. Museum der Wahrnehmung
The Museum of Perception is a museum in Graz, Germany, which was opened in 1996. It deals with works from all areas of art, music, architecture, philosophy and literature that deal with phenomena of perception. It is housed in a former municipal public bath.
49. Schloss Messendorf
Schloss Messendorf is located on St.-Peter-Hauptstraße in the district of Messendorf in the eighth district of Graz, St. Peter. The building, formerly used as a state special hospital for psychiatry and neurology, currently houses the Graz Waldorf School.
50. Pfarrkirche Zur Heiligen Familie
The Church of the Holy Family (German: Kirche zur Heiligen Familie) is a Roman Catholic parish church in the twelfth district of Andritz in Graz, Germany. It is the parish church of the parish Graz-Andritz in the deanery Graz-Nord of the city church Graz.
51. Gösting castle
Schloss Gösting is a Baroque palace in Graz, Austria. It is located at the foot of the castle hill on the Thaler Bach in the 13th district of Graz Gösting. The building can be reached via bus line 40, which has its terminus in front of the castle.
The Graz double spiral staircase, a twin spiral staircase, was built in the years 1499/1500 during the reign of the German king and later emperor Maximilian I by an unknown master builder of a medieval building hut in Graz Castle by stonemasons.
53. Mariahilfer Kirche
The church of Mariahilf (Mariahilfkirche) in the Styrian state capital Graz is a pilgrimage church and parish church of the parish of Graz-Mariahilf in the Deanery Graz-Mitte since 1783. The Graz minority monastery is connected to the church.
54. Halle für Kunst Steiermark
The Hall for Art Styria is an exhibition house for visual arts in Graz. It is dedicated to contemporary art. Since January 2013, the Kunstverein Medienturm has been responsible for the programmatic orientation and operation of the house.
55. Graz Hauptbahnhof
Graz Hauptbahnhof, abbreviated Graz Hbf, is the main railway station in Graz, the capital of the Austrian state of Styria. The station is located some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the city centre, to which it is connected by the tram.
56. Kirche der Barmherzigen Schwestern
The Convent of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Vincent de Paul in the fourth district of Graz Lend is a branch of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Vincent de Paul FdC (BHS/TdchL). The Church of the Immaculate Conception is the monastery church.
57. Fairytale Express
The Fairytale Express Graz is a 2 km (1.2 mi) long 600 mm gauge grotto railway in the tunnel of the Schloßberg in Graz. It starts in the tunnel at the lower level of the Schloßberg lift, which is accessible from Schloßbergplatz.
58. Palais Stubenberg
Palais Stubenberg-Wildenstein is a former city palace in Graz, Germany. It is located on the corner of Tummelplatz and Hans-Sachs-Gasse in the first district Innere Stadt. The building is directly connected to the Palais Lengheimb.
59. Grazer Dom
Graz Cathedral, also called St. Giles' Cathedral, is the cathedral church in the Austrian city of Graz, dedicated to Saint Giles. It is the seat of the bishop of the Steiermark diocese from 1786, called the Diocese of Graz-Seckau.
The Franciscan Church and Franciscan Monastery are a church and associated monastery in the centre of the city of Graz, Austria. The monastery was founded by the Franciscan order, who still own it, and is first mentioned in 1239.
Erlöserkirche is an Evangelical Lutheran building in Liebenau, the seventh district of Graz. It belongs to the Protestant congregation of Graz-Libenau and is under the supervision of Styria of the Protestant Church in Austria.
62. Sankt Lukas
The church of St. Lukas is a Roman Catholic church in the 5th Graz district of Gries. The pastoral care center is a branch church of the parish of St. Andrä and belongs to the Deanery in Graz-Mitte of the city church of Graz.
The Schlossbergbahn, or Schloßbergbahn, is a funicular railway in the Austrian city of Graz. It connects the city centre with the Schloßberg, a hill and the site of a demolished fortress, with extensive views over the city.
64. Pfarrkirche Don Bosco
The Church of Don Bosco is a Catholic parish church in the fifth district of Graz, Gries. It belongs to the deanery Graz-West of the Stadtkirche Graz, and to the branch and parish center of the Salesians of Don Bosco SDB.
The Froschkönigbrunnen is a memorial fountain in the ninth district of Graz, Waltendorf. He stands on a small piece of lawn in front of the entrance to the elementary school Waltendorf. The fountain is a listed building.
66. Sankt Anna
The Annakirche or Pfarrkirche Graz-Gösting is a Roman Catholic parish church in the 13th district of Graz, Gösting. It is the parish church of the parish Graz-Gösting in the deanery Graz-West of the Stadtkirche Graz.
67. Ansitz Hochkofler
The Ansitz Hochkofler is a Graz manor house, which stands near the castle St. Martin on the southern slope of the Buchkogel at the address Am Weinhang 15. It is surrounded by vineyards. Its history dates back to 1668.
The Münzgrabenkirche, the Fatimakirche zum Unbefleckten Herz Mariens or Pfarrkirche Graz-Münzgraben, is a Catholic church in Graz, built in 1952–60 according to the plans of the Austrian architect Georg Lippert.
69. Palais Welsersheimb
Palais Welsersheimb is a Baroque city palace in Graz, Germany, located on the corner of Hans-Sachs-Gasse and Am Eisernen Tor in the Innere Stadt district. Today, the premises house the Moser bookstore, among others.
70. Kirche Hl. Kyrill und Method
The Church of St. Kyrill and Method is a Serbian Orthodox church in the 5th Graz district of Gries. The originally Roman Catholic Church to the crucified Savior is now ordained the Slavic Postles Kyrill and Method.
The Mühl-Schlössl is a small castle on the edge of the Graz Volksgarten in the fourth district of Lend. In the immediate vicinity is the Evangelical Kreuzkirche, whose vicarage the castle was adapted in 1910.
The Rosenhof, also called Neidenberg, is a former noble farm in Graz, which was later expanded into a castle. Its history dates back to the first half of the 16th century. Today it is owned by the city of Graz.
The Graz Kalvarienberg built in the 17th century is located on the Austein near the Mur in the Lend district of Graz. On its rocky summit there is a crucifixion group with three crosses and several chapels.
The Minoriten-Schlössl, also called Speidlsegg, Luschinschlössl or Rosegg, is a small castle in the Quellengasse in the third district of Graz Geidorf. It stands above the city on the Rosenberg in Graz.
The Christkönigskirche is a Roman Catholic church in the 15th district of Graz, Wetzelsdorf. It is the parish church of the parish of Graz-Christkönig in the deanery Graz-West of the Stadtkirche Graz.
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