Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Graz, Austria


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 7.3 km
Ascend 104 m
Descend 115 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.

Individual Sights in Graz

Sight 1: Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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The Herz-Jesu-Kirche is the largest church in Graz, Austria. It was designed down to the last detail by architect Georg Hauberrisser and constructed from 1881 to 1887.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (EN), Website

1003 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: Heilandskirche

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The Church of the Saviour is one of the five Protestant churches in Graz, the capital of Styria. It is the parish church of the Protestant parish of A.u.H.B. Graz-Heilandskirche. The church was built in the early historicist style. It is located at Kaiser-Josef-Platz in the 2nd district of St. Leonhard in Graz.

Wikipedia: Heilandskirche (Graz) (DE), Website

543 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Halle für Kunst Steiermark

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The Hall for Art Styria is an exhibition house for contemporary visual arts in Graz. Since January 2013, the Kunstverein Medienturm has been responsible for the programmatic orientation and operation of the house.

Wikipedia: Künstlerhaus Graz (DE), Website

532 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Leechkirche

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

The Leech Church, actually the Assumption of Mary on the Leech, is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Graz. It is somewhat hidden on a hill in the district of Geidorf and can be accessed from both Zinzendorfgasse and Glacisstraße. It forms the curate beneficium Graz-Leechkirche of the Graz cathedral parish in the deanery of Graz-Mitte of the Stadtkirche Graz.

Wikipedia: Leechkirche (DE)

421 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Stadtpark

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The Graz Stadtpark, the largest public park in Graz, was founded in 1869 on the surface of the Glacis in front of the city wall under the mayor of Moritz Ritter von Franck and completed in 1872.

Wikipedia: Grazer Stadtpark (DE)

466 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Freiheitsdenkmal

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The (eagle) liberation monument or freedom monument is a sculpture in the center of the Styrian state capital Graz. The monument created by Wolfgang Skala in 1960 is dedicated to the exemption from National Socialism, as it used to be assumed. This fact has been critically discussed in recent times.

Wikipedia: Befreiungsdenkmal (Graz) (DE)

243 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Doppelwendeltreppe

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The Double spiral staircase in Graz, a twin spiral staircase, was built in 1499/1500 in the reign of the German king and later Emperor Maximilian I. by an unknown builder of a medieval building hut in the Graz Castle of Stonemasonry.

Wikipedia: Doppelwendeltreppe Graz (DE)

90 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Burgtor

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The Burgtor is located at the interface between Hofgasse and Erzherzog-Johann-Allee. It is located in the district of Innere City of Graz and is part of the city crown of Graz. In addition to the exterior of Paulustor, the building is the only remaining walltor in the city of Graz.

Wikipedia: Burgtor (Graz) (DE)

80 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Katharinenkirche und Mausoleum

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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. Begun in 1614 and completed in 1714 after decades of interruptions in construction, the complex consists of St. Catherine's Church and the adjoining burial chapel for Emperor Ferdinand II and his family. Together, they form one of Austria's most important architectural monuments from the Mannerist period, the transition period from the Renaissance to the Baroque.

Wikipedia: Mausoleum Kaiser Ferdinands II. (Graz) (DE)

41 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: Grazer Dom

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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.

Wikipedia: Graz Cathedral (EN)

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Diözesanmuseum Graz

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The Diocesan Museum Graz is the museum of the Graz-Seckau diocese in Graz.

Wikipedia: Diözesanmuseum Graz (DE), Website

259 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Palais Inzaghi

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The Palais Inzaghi is a former city palace in Graz. It is located at the corner of Mehlplatz and Prokopigasse in the first district of the city. There are a total of three palaces in Graz that belonged to the Inzaghi family. The other two are located on Bischofplatz and Bürgergasse.

Wikipedia: Palais Inzaghi (Mehlplatz) (DE)

384 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Stadtpfarrkirche zum Heiligen Blut

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Stadtpfarrkirche zum Heiligen Blut Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Roman Catholic Church of Holy Blood, or Propstei, Main and Municipal Parish Church of Graz-Hl. Blood, short Graz's parish church is located in the district of Innere Stadt in Graz. It is the parish church of the parish of Graz-Hl. Blood in the Dean's office of Graz-Mitte of the Stadtkirche Graz.

Wikipedia: Grazer Stadtpfarrkirche (DE)

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: 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

255 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Stefaniensaal

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

Wikipedia: Stefaniensaal (DE)

568 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 16: Barmherzigenkirche Maria Verkündigung

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The Church of the Annunciation of the Mercy is a Roman Catholic church in the fourth district of Lend in Graz, Germany. The sacred building is located on the Annenstraße between Südtiroler Platz and Roseggerhaus. The church is a pastoral care centre of the Convent of the Brothers of Mercy, which also looks after the hospital, and belongs to the parish of Graz-Mariä Mariahilf in the deanery of Graz-Mitte of the City Church of Graz.

Wikipedia: Barmherzigenkirche (Graz) (DE)

272 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Orpheum

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The Graz Orpheum in the Lend district is historically one of the oldest event places in Graz; It is housed in the building that took place in 1950 in the place of the Graz Varietés, which existed in 1899-1936 and next to the Schloßbergbühne Kasematten and the cathedral in the mountain, part of the Graz Spielstätten GmbH, founded in 2008.

Wikipedia: Grazer Orpheum (DE)

437 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: 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 consecrated to St. Christophorus and was renamed 2010 after a renovation to Old Catholic Church of the Resurrection. It is located in the 5th Graz district of Gries, in the building of today's new middle school St. Andrä.

Wikipedia: Altkatholische Kirche (Graz) (DE)

901 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 19: Synagoge

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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.

Wikipedia: New Synagogue of Graz (EN)

443 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 20: Museum der Wahrnehmung

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The museum of perception is a museum in Graz that opened in 1996. It deals with work from all areas of art, music, architecture, philosophy and literature that deals with phenomena of perception. It is accommodated on the upper floor of the octagonal, listed building, which is freely on the edge of the Augarten and originally served exclusively as a urban folk pool.

Wikipedia: Museum der Wahrnehmung (DE), Website


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