Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Graz, Austria


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 6 km
Ascend 188 m
Descend 91 m

Explore Graz in Austria with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in GrazIndividual Sights in Graz

Sight 1: Graz Hauptbahnhof

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Graz Hauptbahnhof, abbreviated Graz Hbf, is the main railway station in Graz, the capital of the Austrian federal state Styria. The station is located some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the city centre, to which it is connected by tram.

Wikipedia: Graz Hauptbahnhof (EN)

762 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Kreuzkirche

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The Kreuzkirche is a Protestant parish church in the 4th district of Lend, Graz.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Graz) (DE)

180 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Volksgarten

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Volksgarten Christiana Moroz / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Grazer Volksgarten is a 4.6-hectare public park in the Lend district of Graz, Germany. The park was opened in 1875 as a counterpart to the larger Graz city park on the other side of the Mur.

Wikipedia: Volksgarten (Graz) (DE)

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Orpheum

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The Graz Orpheum in the Lend district is historically one of the oldest event venues in Graz; it is housed in the building that replaced the Graz Varietés from 1899 to 1936 in 1950 and, along with the Schloßbergbühne Kasematten and the Dom im Berg, is part of the Grazer Spielstätten GmbH, which was founded in 2008.

Wikipedia: Grazer Orpheum (DE)

303 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Bürgerspitalskirche zum Heiligen Geist

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The Bürgerspitalkirche zum Heiligen Geist in Graz is a Roman Catholic church in the 5th district of Gries, Graz. 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 of Graz-Mitte of the Stadtkirche Graz.

Wikipedia: Bürgerspitalkirche (Graz) (DE)

255 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Altkatholische Christophoruskirche

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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 renovation. It is located in the 5th district of Graz, Gries, in the building of today's New Middle School St. Andrä.

Wikipedia: Altkatholische Kirche (Graz) (DE)

425 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Kunsthaus

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Kunsthaus Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner / CC BY-SA 2.5

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.

Wikipedia: Kunsthaus Graz (EN), Website

251 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Franziskanerkirche

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Franziskanerkirche Amos Schmidt (=DXPG / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Franciscan Church, Graz (EN)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Stefaniensaal

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The Stefaniensaal is one of the most traditional concert and event halls in Graz.

Wikipedia: Stefaniensaal (DE)

255 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Styrian Armoury

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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.

Wikipedia: Styrian Armoury (EN), Website

189 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Gemaltes Haus

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The Herzogshof is a building in the Herrengasse in Graz, the front of which is completely painted.

Wikipedia: Herzogshof (Graz) (DE)

323 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Deutschritterordenshaus

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The House of the Teutonic Knights is located on the corner of Sporgasse and Hofgasse in Graz's first district, the inner city.

Wikipedia: Deutschritterordenshaus (Graz) (DE)

310 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Anna Plochl

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Anna Plochl

Anna Maria Josephine Plochl was the morganatic wife of Archduke John of Austria. She was given the title Baroness von Brandhofen and then Countess von Meran. She and her husband were the parents of Franz, Count von Meran.

Wikipedia: Anna Plochl (EN)

245 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Freiheitsdenkmal

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The (Eagle) Liberation Monument or Freedom Monument is a sculpture in the center of the Styrian capital Graz. The monument, 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 been critically discussed in recent times.

Wikipedia: Befreiungsdenkmal (Graz) (DE)

466 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 15: Stadtpark

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The Graz City Park, the largest public park in Graz, was founded in 1869 on the area of the glacis in front of the city wall under Mayor Moritz Ritter von Franck and completed in 1872.

Wikipedia: Grazer Stadtpark (DE)

670 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 16: Reinerhof

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The Reinerhof, also Reiner Hof, in the first district of inner city is the oldest documentary building of the city of Graz. The name comes from its first owner, the pen.

Wikipedia: Reinerhof (DE)

89 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Palais Khuenburg

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The Palais Khuenburg is a former city palace in Graz in the Sackstraße in the Innere Stadt district. Today, the Graz Museum is located in the premises.

Wikipedia: Palais Khuenburg (DE)

576 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 18: Kasematten

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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 the Graz Schloßberg, which forms the architectural framework.

Wikipedia: Schloßbergbühne Kasematten (DE)

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 19: Schlossberg

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The Schlossberg is a tree-clad hill and the site of a fortress in the centre of the city of Graz, Austria. The hill, at 473 metres (1,552 ft) above sea level, is now a public park and affords 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.

Wikipedia: Schlossberg (Graz) (EN)


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