Graz is Austria’s second city, and is a famous educational and cultural centre in the country. It was designated a City of Culinary Delights in 2008, making it one of the best places to savour fine Austrian and international cuisine. With 6 universities and large science and technology sectors, Graz is a key destination for people interested in the high-tech fields. Its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst its many castles and museums make booking a hotel in Graz worthwhile.
What are the places of interest around Graz?
The city of Graz is located on the Mur River, with the town centre spread across either side of it. To the north of the city is the Schlossberg, a hilltop castle with magnificent views of the Old Town and the rest of Graz. Its grounds extend across one side of Graz and provide the ideal location for a leisurely stroll or picnic. In the Hauptplatz (Main Square), you’ll find the striking town hall as well as frequently scheduled live-music performances. It's a great starting point for a walking tour around the city, being within easy reach of the main hotels, museums and restaurants.
What about the business events in Graz?
Messe Congress Graz is the city’s premier meeting space for forums and expos. There are 25 rooms for use, including one with 6,500 m of floor space. Regular events held here include the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technology and the World Usability Congress. Retzhof Castle is also used for functions and features another impressive space for business meetings. The city’s six universities include the Graz University of Technology and the Med Uni Graz, as well as institutions with a broader focus. They add to the city’s reputation as a focal point for highly-skilled workers from Austria and beyond.
What can I enjoy in my free time, when I stay in a hotel in Graz?
The castles and museums are must-sees for those visiting this historic city. Highlights include the Kunsthaus, an attractive newly-built gallery and cultural institution. It is also worth visiting the Joanneum Museum of Styria, Styria being the region where Graz is located. To unwind in evening, savour a delicious meal with the best views in town at the Schlossberg, or enjoy fine local food at El Gaucho or Restaurant Anna in town.