Graz is the second-largest city in Austria and the capital of the southeastern state of Styria. The city is historically an important one to Slovenes and is located near the border with Slovenia. It’s considered a city of scholars due to its six universities, the first of which (the University of Graz) was founded in 1585. Traditional red-roofed architecture abounds in this medium-sized municipality known as the home for an array of breathtaking historical marvels and culture.
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Graz is sunny year-round with less precipitation and warmer temperatures than neighboring areas. The temperature tends toward the moderate, with summers being mild-to-hot and winters just below freezing.
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Airlines that fly to Graz Airport
Many airlines, most of them Europe-based, have stops in Graz, such as the following:
- Austrian Airlines
- Air Cairo
- Small Planet Airlines
What to expect when arriving at Graz Airport
The nearby Flughafen Graz station can take you by train to Graz Central Station in just over 10 minutes. There are also several bus lines that serve the airport. Cars and taxis can depart the airport via highways A9 and A2.
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Facilities at Graz Airport
True to the cultural bent of Graz, the airport hosts an art gallery with an array of impressive works sure to delight weary travelers. There’s free Wi-Fi as well as a selection of tasty treats at the landside Face Bistro Take Off.
What to see and do in Graz
Old Town is the historic center of the building and boasts a range of architectural styles. Here awaits the Kunsthaus, an unusually-shaped museum of modern art renowned for its eclectic collection of contemporary works. There’s also the Murinsel, a floating outdoor construction shaped like a bowl that houses a cafe and playground.
Outside of Old Town lay a number of churches constructed throughout history in styles such as Baroque and Gothic. You can also find breathtaking views of the city at vantage points scattered throughout the surrounding Graz Basin. Of the latter, the most notable is the Gosting Castle, a romantic ruin dating from the 11th century.
The heavy university presence has led to a well-developed nightlife. Old Town is full of pubs crafted for relaxation and people-watching after a busy day of touring, while the bars near the universities feature pool and darts and can get quite noisy and active.
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