The Graz historic centre walking tour through world cultural heritage
Stroll through the outstanding historic city centre, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
In the warm season, the streets, squares and courtyards form a beautiful backdrop for top-class events. And after a walk, hunger and thirst should not be neglected. At the Kaiser Josef Market you will find all the regional delicacies your heart desires.
You can reach the provincial capital Graz directly via the A2 or A9 freeway.
Set off from Graz Tourist Information at Herrengasse 16 – just a few steps take you to the entrance of the Landhaushof courtyard. The arcaded inner courtyard of the Landhaus ranks among themasterpieces of the Italian Renaissance (Domenico dell’Allio). Behind the round arched windows, the Styrian regional parliament convenesin the assembly hall.
Walking along Herrengasse and passing inviting restaurant terraces, after just a few minutes you will have reached Graz Hauptplatz, the main square.
From the Hauptplatz, walk gently uphill along cobbled Sporgasse, one of the most romantic streets in the city.
Across the Burgtor walk downhill along Bürgergasse –towards more “Graz classics”. Following Abraham-a-Santa-Clara-Gasse will bring you down to Glockenspielplatz square. At 11 am, 3 pm and 6 pm, two windows open and apair of carved wooden figures in traditional costume dance to the sound of the Glockenspiel.
Already hungry and thirsty (again)? In just a few minutes you’ll be at the farmers’ market! Carry on along Herrengasse and then turn left via the Opernring to reach the Graz Opera House, designed by the famous architects Hemler andFellner and built in 1899.
Behind the opera house, Kaiser-Josef-Platz square is home to the largest farmers’ market in Graz.
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