central station with escalator | Graz | © ÖBB | Robert Deopito
Mur island | Graz | © Graz Tourismus | Harry Schiffer
Art house panorama view | Graz | © Graz Tourismus | Harry Schiffer
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18th December 2018 until 6th January 2019

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Surroundings & Activities

Graz is a city that effortlessly combines Austrian hospitality with contemporary living. The joie de vivre of Styria’s provincial capital will instantly make you feel at home.

Thanks to the hotels central location, you’ll be able to experience Graz from the inside, and the many different sides of this charming city that are just waiting to be discovered. Almost all of Graz’s major sights are within easy reach on foot, and our proximity to the Hauptbahnhof main railway station will give you direct access to the city’s key tram and bus routes.

 Main square | Graz | © Graz Tourismus | Harry Schiffer

Sightseeing

City Hall on Hauptplatz in the middle of the historic old town is just a few minutes away. The central square is an impressive backdrop to the vibrant city life which plays out there, and a magnet for both visitors and locals. From here you can wonder through the narrow streets and discover some of the rich cultural life that the city is famous for.

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 Art house | Graz | © Graz Tourismus | Harry Schiffer

Arts & Culture

There’s plenty for lovers of art and architecture to see in Graz. Whether it’s historic buildings such as the cathedral or modern edifices like Kunsthaus Graz – the Styrian capital presents a harmonic and visually appealing blend of architectural styles that spans many different centuries. Graz makes its mark on the international cultural scene with the annual  steirischer herbst  festival of contemporary art and the La Strada festival of street art.

For some other exciting perspectives on Graz take a walk up the Schlossberg hill. You’ll be treated to magnificent views over the city and it’s also the home of one of Graz’s most well-known landmarks, the Uhrturm clock tower. Along with the Glockenturm belfry, the Uhrturm formed part of the fortifications that stood on Schlossberg until the beginning of the 19th century.

Glockenspielplatz at the central city | Graz | © Graz Tourismus | Wiesenhofer

Nightlife

In the evenings, the cafés, bars and restaurants around Hauptplatz and along the picturesque Sporgasse are alive with the city’s younger residents.

Runner's Guide

Discover our surroundings with the Austria Trend Runner's Guide. Here you can download routes of varying difficulty directly to your smartphone or download them as a PDF file and use them for free.

Route A - for Beginners

3,2 km (approx. 21 min)
A short walk through the Volksgarten: Keplerstraße – Keplerbrücke – Fellingergasse – Volksgarten – Mühlgang – Rebengasse

 

Via the Keplerstraße to the Keplerbrücke, along the Fellingergassem, through the Volksgarten and over the Mühlgang, on the Rebengasse to the Keplerstraße and back to the hotel.

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Route B - Easy jogging

3,9 km (approx. 27 min)
A relaxed running route to the Mur and back again: Keplerstraße – Keplerbrücke – Mursteg – Lendkai – Josefigasse – Volksgarten – Mühlgang

 

You start along the Keplerstraße via the Keplerbrücke, along the Mur over the Mursteg. Back along the Mur to the Lendkai, on to the Josefigasse, through the Volksgarten and back to the Keplerstraße back to the hotel.

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing

7 km (approx. 48 min)
Running training on a varied route: Keplerstraße – Keplerbrücke – Mur – Bertha-von-Suttner Peace Bridge – Augarten – Mursteg – Volksgarten

 

Via the Keplerstraße to the Keplerbrücke, along the Mur to the Bertha-von-Suttner Friedensbrücke. After that return an der Mur along until Mursteg and the people's garden back to the hotel.

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SightRun

Discover Graz with the SightRun app.
The SightRun App offers a running route along the main attractions in Graz and connects it with exciting stories and information. The perfect combination of sightseeing and sports.

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Austria Trend
Runner´s Guide

For an active start in your day we provide you with a detailed map of jogging paths with various degrees of difficulty.

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