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Best things to do in Styria

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“One of Graz’s most recognisable features and standing proudly in the centre of the city, the Schlossberg is a tree-covered hill that once served as a fortress and has now been converted into a public park. The history of the Schlossberg goes back to the 10th century and has been a main point of fortification and defence for the city. All that remains now is the iconic clock tower which is one of the major attractions of Graz. The Schlossberg has a beautiful park and an ornate set of stairs that criss-cross up the side of the hill and is the perfect place to see views of the city.”
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“Take a tour and feel like a kid in Willy Wonkers factory! Take your spoon and let the fun begin. Chocolate as much as you want - 365 different chocolates! Book your tour here”
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“They also have adjacent to the Museum a cafe/restaurant to stop by for a cup of coffee or cocktail.”
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“Das Al Dente ist eins der besten Pizza und Pasta Lokale, hier auch mit kleinen Preisen, junges modernes Ambiente direkt in der Shopping Mull. Harry Potter Laden - Elbenwald. Ein must für alle Fans BILLA - Extra für Feinschmecker ausgerichtet, mega Sortiment”
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“Another really nice lake in Carinthia. About 40 minutes drive. There are tons of good restaurants and bars in the different villages around the lake.”
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“Ob als Zuseher oder eigene Aktivitäten ist der Redbullring und die Umgebung ein Familien Eldorado. infos unter ”
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“A blue bubble of art. Designed by the world-famous architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, the Kunsthaus hovers elegantly and mysteriously over the right bank of the River Mur. The Kunsthaus Graz’s spectacular biomorphic shape makes it an unmissable icon of the city.”
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“Highly recommended for a romantic walk, some nature in the sun, or a Jog. Its connected to the centre and to the schlossberg. If jogging: Check in googlemaps, one can get through the park to the behind of the schlosberg and take little up-mountain paths to the top, go down the stairs and continue jogging by the river. ”
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“Die kleine Welt am Wörthersee. Ein Besuch lohnt sich für Jung und Alt, insbesondere auch für Familien mit Kindern ab ca. 5 Jahren. The small world at the Wörtherlake. Amazing visit for adults and kids (5 years up). ”
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Austrian Restaurant
“Styrian local high quality food with a nice vinothek - relaxed, hip - make reservations ”
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Opera House
“It is the Opera House of Graz. It was constructed in 1776. It saw many early performances of Mozart's operas. Check out the upcoming performances. It is a must!”
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History Museum
“Take a look at the biggest armor collection of Austria, featuring the occupation of Graz during the pre- and medival times.”
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“one of the nicest spots in Graz is its Murinsel (the island on the Mur river) a great architectonic place to visit and have a drink”
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“After a trip to Zotter's chocolate factory why not add a visit to Burg Riegersburg? Learn about witches and witch hunts in an exhibit and tour the old rooms. Take an elevator to the top or walk up by foot, through an old vineyard before you enter through a big gate. After your tour have some amazing local food right then and there!”
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Theme Park
“Great place to take children. In July every Wednesday in the evening is an open air concert. ”
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