Graz, Austria

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna and the capital federal state of Styria. Graz has a long tradition as a student city: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Its "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe.

The old town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999 due to the harmonious co-existence of typical buildings from different epochs and in different architectural styles. Today the old town consists of over 1000 buildings, their age ranging from Gothic to Contemporary.

Things to See & Do

* Historic Old Town
* The Glockenspiel
* Rathaus (Town Hall)
* Walk or climb up the Schloßberg (Castle Mountain)
* The Glockenspiel

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – German
Population – 261,540 approx
Land Area – 127.56 km²
Electricity – two vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 43

Travel Links – Graz airport is less than 6 miles south of the city center. Scheduled flights operate to Graz from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna, Linz, Innsbruck, Zurich, London, Hannover, Friedrichshafen. It is possible to fly from Britain from London Stansted with Ryanair, and within Europe low-cost airlines serving Graz-Thalerhof are Intersky and Lufthansa, amongst others.

The main station (Hauptbahnhof) is on the western edge of the city center, at the end of the Annenstrasse. Graz has frequent connections to Vienna with direct trains every hour. Connections to Salzburg and most other Austrian Cities and Munich are also reasonably frequent. Night trains serve destinations as far as Zurich, and there are two direct day services each day to Zagreb.

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