Graz is Austria’s second largest city and attracts more than one million tourists each year. As federal state capital, European Capital of Culture 2003, Austrian Food and Drink Capital, human rights city and university town, Graz has many strings to its bow. Its numerous titles and descriptions alone show just how diverse the Styrian state capital on the River Mur really is. Visitors to Graz are always glad to return, and not without reason.
First of all, residents and visitors alike appreciate the manageable size of the city. Graz is home to just under 286,000 residents and has a size of some 128 square kilometres. It may be a major city, but it is possible to get from any point to another fairly quickly. The climate is also comfortable – the city is often described as having a southern feel in the summer months, in particular when strolling through Graz is a delight. The countless outdoor dining areas in the city centre are the perfect place to sit and while away the time. The delicious food will leave you wanting for nothing. Visit Graz – you‘ll love it!