GRAZ – cultural pleasure and culture of pleasure
What do our guests talk about back home? What memories remain? With a slight lead on the attractions of the Old Town, visitors to Graz like to talk about the culinary and viticultural delights and the Graz restaurant scene. The Styrian culinary offering has developed outstandingly in recent years and Styrian Wine is set to continue this story of success with Graz apparently on its way to another award: The Capital of Pleasure!
The largest stage on which the residents of Graz stage their life is the historical center with its Renaissance core, which has also been named a World Cultural Heritage site. This delightful treat of medieval city flair with its unmistakably Italian influence has been resourcefully seasoned with contemporary architecture that blends into the historical structures in a wonderfully self-evident manner. The "Kunsthaus" (art exhibition center) and the floating island in the Mur, which was opened in 2003 when Graz was the Cultural Capital of Europe, stand for a whole range of additional examples.
In this environment a cultural life blossoms that continues to experience new highlights again and again in the most varied festivals such as styriarte, Jazz Summer, Seranata, steirischer herbst, La Strada and Elevate and which is complemented by an active design scene.
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