Styria Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places To Visit
Planning to visit Styria? Check out our Styria Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Styria.
Top Places to visit in Styria (Austria):
Stift Admont, Altstadt von Graz, Schlossberg Hill, Mariazell Basilica, Basilika Mariatrost, Skywalk Dachstein, Planai & Hochwurzen, Landeszeughaus, Dachstein Suspension Bridge, Schloss Eggenberg, Riegersburg Castle, Landhaushof, Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, Herberstein Zoo, Grazer Rathaus
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10 Top Tourist Attractions in Graz (Austria)
10 Top Tourist Attractions in Graz (Austria): Botanical Gardens, Clock Tower, Graz Art Museum, Murinsel, Old Town Graz, Schloss Eggenberg, The Landhaus and Courtyard, The Natural History Museum, The Styrian Armoury, Graz Cathedral and Mausoleum
Visit Austria: Top 10 Towns in Austria
Thinking of visiting Austria? Here is our list of the Top 10 Towns & Cities to visit in Oesterreich - Austria.
1. Innsbruck, 2. Salzburg, 3. Vienna, 4. Linz, 5. Mayrhofen, 6. Graz, 7. Hohen Tauern National Park, 8. Salzkammergut Lakes, 9. Take a wine tour, 10. Vaduz, Liechtenstein and Feldkirch, Austria.
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✅ TOP 10: Things To Do In Graz
Things To Do In Graz Austria, this video breaks down the best things to do in Graz at night or during the day.
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Ten things to do in Graz, Austria
Graz is Austria’s second-largest city situated in the south of the country. This vibrant university city is the unique holder of two distinct titles: a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as a UNESCO City of Design. Graz is a fabulous city break destination which should be on every traveller’s radar! To get you started, here are ten suggested things to do in Graz.
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16 TOP RATED - Best Tourist Attractions in Austria, Europe
16 TOP RATED - Best Tourist Attractions in Austria, Europe
1. The Vienna Hofburg: Austria's Imperial Palace
2. Mozart's Salzburg: Must visit in Salzburg
3. The Emperor's Tomb: Hofkirche and the Museum of Maximilian I
4. The Spanish Riding School, Vienna: watched and enjoyed the training of the horses.
5. The Styrian Armoury (Landeszeughaus): This unique collection of medieval armoury and weapons.
6. Kitzbüheler Horn: One of the most important mountains in the Kitzbühel Alps in Tyrol, Austria
7. Melk Benedictine Abbey: its spectacular buildings are laid out around seven courtyards
8. Krimmler Ache: Austria's Tallest Waterfalls
9. Medieval Burg Hochosterwitz: Austria's most important medieval castle
10. Dachstein Salzkammergut and the Giant Ice Cave: one of Europe's most impressive cavern networks
11. The Pilgrimage Church in Maria Saal: one of the leading places of pilgrimage in the state of Carinthia in southern Austria.
12. Klosterneuburg Abbey and the Verdun Altar: Perhaps the finest existing example of medieval enamel work
13. Eisriesenwelt: The World of the Ice Giants
14. The Grossglockner Road: one of the most magnificent mountain roads in Europe.
15. Gurk Cathedral: the final resting place for the remains of St. Hemma
16. The Hohe Tauern and Franz-Josefs-Höhe: Incredible vistas of the surrounding country
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Graz, Styria, Austria - university town
Graz is the capital of Styria and second-largest city in Austria after Vienna.
Graz has a long tradition as a university town: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Its Old Town is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe.
Politically and culturally, Graz was for centuries more important for Slovenes than Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and still remains influential.
In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and the site was extended in 2010 by Schloss Eggenberg. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003 and got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.
For Graz's stint as Cultural Capital of Europe some strikingly modern new public buildings were erected in the city. The most famous is the Kunsthaus (house of modern art) designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, a museum constructed right next to the river Mur, and the Murinsel (island in the Mur), an island made of steel, situated in the river. It was designed by the American architect Vito Acconci and contains a café, an open-air theatre and a playground.
Grazer Schloßberg (Castle mountain) with clock tower
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. Situated in a cultural borderland between Central Europe, Italy and the Balkan States, Graz absorbed various influences from the neighbouring regions and thus received its exceptional townscape. Today the old town consists of over 1000 buildings, their age ranging from Gothic to Contemporary.
10 Best Tourist Attractions in Vienna, Austria's Capital City
10 Best Tourist Attractions in Vienna, Austria's Capital according to Rough Guides
In a place so steeped in nostalgia, it would be churlish not to have a ride in a Fiaker.
Quite simply the most spectacular Baroque church in the capital, inside and out.
8. Haus der Musik
The museum of the conservative Vienna Philharmonic is one of the city's most innovative, with lots of interactive musical fun and games
One of the world's most awesome municipal cemeteries, with over two and a half million corpses, including Beethoven, Schubert,
Brahms, Schönberg and the entire Strauss family.
Minimalist snack bar, presided over by formidable assistants, serving tiny Brötchen washed down with a Pfiff -- a city institution.
The imperial family may have gone, but their hoard of crown jewels is full of absolute gems.
With its iconic Ferris wheel and old-fashioned funfair, the Prater is probably the best reason to venture east of the Danube Canal.
Vienna boasts one of the world's top opera houses, and also one of its most democratic, with standing-room tickets for as little as €2.50.
Vienna's newest arts complex houses an orgy of works by Schiele, the city's chief modern art museum, and a host of funky cafés and bars.
1. Tram round the Ringstrasse
For a free sightseeing tour of the Ringstrasse, just hop on tram #1 and then #2.
Gruner See (Green Lake) in Austria : A Park That Turns Into a Lake in Summer
Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village named Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. The name Green Lake originated because of its emerald-green water. The clean and clear water comes from the snowmelt from the karst mountains and has a temperature of 6–7 °C (43–45 °F). During winter, the lake is only 1–2 m (3–7 ft) deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park.
However, in spring, when the temperature rises and snow melts, the basin of land below the mountains fills with water. The lake reaches its maximum depth of around 12 m (39 ft) from mid-May to June and is claimed to look the most beautiful at this time. In July, the water begins to recede.
The lake supports a variety of fauna such as snails, water fleas (Daphnia pulex), small crabs, fly larvae, and different species of trout (Salmo). The flora is not abundant because of the rocky bottom of the lake. Furthermore, the lake’s depth is variable since its inflow comes from snowmelt.
The lake was popular among divers who could observe the green meadows in the edge zone of the lake particularly in June when the water is at its highest. A bridge and a bench could also be found underwater. Furthermore, trails and trees could also be seen underwater.
Because of the spike in tourist visits that has occurred and expected damage of this sensitive environment, the use of this lake for all watersports activities has been prohibited since 1 January 2016
As per the report of May 2016, Mesmerising Austrian lake at risk of losing its famous emerald-green colours because holidaymakers URINATE in it.
The experience of visiting an Austrian lake known for its emerald-green water is being tainted - because holidaymakers are allegedly urinating in it.
The Gruener See, or Green Lake, in the southern Austrian province of Styria, could see its mesmerising clear waters turn opaque due to an increase of algae and urine in the water, local media claimed.
The location, which is a favourite for hikers and campers, is best known for its incredible 'underwater world', which pops up in the spring when winter snow from nearby mountains melts.
Graz Vacation Travel Video Guide
Travel video about destination Graz in Austria.
Graz is the capital of Austria’s federal state of Styria and in 2003 was designated as Europe’s Capital City Of Culture. Indeed, due to its geographical location, for many centuries Graz has been a melting pot of culture.The Schlossberg Mountain towers above the city and in 1894 a rack railway was introduced in order to overcome the severity of its 60 per cent gradient. The Romans and Celts once used the mountain as a place of ritual ceremony and today small pathways and pavilions make the mountain more accessible. In the 12th century a mediaeval castle was built on the plateau and in 1531 it was transformed into a mighty fortress that served as a defence against the Turks. With nearly 32,000 exhibits that date from the 15th to the 19th centuries the Zeughaus contains the largest collection of historic weaponry in the world. The often-extended Grazer Burg was once the residence of the Hapsburgs. One of its towers contains a unique double spiral Gothic staircase constructed of sandstone that shines out magnificently in a wonderful array of colour. The entire complex, along with each of its numerous building styles and adjoining park, is now the seat of Styria’s provincial government. Located on a hill to the north east there is another fine example of Baroque architecture, the Maria Trost Basilica. In the 17th century those who sought help and consolation climbed two hundred and fifteen steps to a Gothic Madonna who was thought to possess miraculous powers. Within the interior of the church and its colourful wall and ceiling mounted frescos, there are also various scenes of battle. Graz is a city in which the artistic and architectural styles of the German-speaking nations, the Balkans and the Mediterranean are united. It is a remarkable city of age old traditions, mediaeval flair and contemporary life.
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