Old Town, Graz
Planning to explore the old town? Check out our information below!
One of the best things to do in Graz is to walk around the Old Town. Graz has the largest remaining medieval city centre in Europe, is compact and you can actually reach all the top sights within walking distance. Graz is incredibly beautiful and atmospheric; the city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a reason.
Stroll through the winding streets, dive into the cosy alleys and take a seat on a terrace at one of the pretty courtyards. From the terrace, enjoy the view of the baroque facades with orange-red roof tiles and colourful flower boxes. Visit Graz Cathedral (where, among other things, you can find an extraordinary 15th-century fresco inside), the Mausoleum (with the tomb of Emperor Franz Ferdinand II) and the Franziskanerkloster (an oasis of tranquillity – note: closed at weekends).
Graz Old Town can be visited every day throughout the year. There are no specific opening hours attached to this.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips you should know before exploring the old town!
- The Graz-72-hour ticket allows unlimited use of public transport (bus and tram, as well as the cable car and lift at the Schlossberg) for 72 hours.