With almost 300,000 inhabitants, Graz is the second largest city in Austria and thus has a larger population than the entire federal state of Burgenland. But the capital of Styria is also a cultural, artistic and educational center whose charisma radiates far beyond the borders of the Alpine Republic. Tradition and modernity meet in Graz like in hardly any other central European metropolis.
A walk in the completely preserved old town feels like a journey back in time to the 19th century, climbing the famous double spiral staircase in Graz Castle gives you the impression of being in the late Middle Ages. Just a few minutes’ walk away, the sight of the futuristic architecture of the Kunsthaus or the Murinsel puts you in the postmodern era. In contrast, from the Schloßberg you have a fantastic view of the metropolitan region of Graz and, looking in all four directions, you can see how big the city actually is. In the university district, on the other hand, you can immerse yourself in party life and make friends from all over the world.
But all these different impressions harmonize and flow into each other, so that one always has the impression that everything fits together.
This is exactly what makes Graz so magical.
The historic old town, together with Eggenberg Palace, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010, was European Capital of Culture in 2003 and a city of the Reformation since 2015. These facts alone say enough about the importance of Graz for Styria, Austria and Europe. 1.75 million tourist overnight stays alone in 2022 bear witness to this.
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University of Graz
Medical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 2, 8036 Graz
Graz University of Technology
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz
FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences
Alte Poststraße 149, 8020 Graz
FH CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences
Körblergasse 126, 8010 Graz
Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark
Hasnerplatz 12, 8010 Graz
Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule der Diözese Graz-Seckau (KPH Graz)
Lange Gasse 2, 8010 Graz