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Graz Main Square (Hauptplatz) Tours
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Back in the Middle Ages, the city of Graz was a center of commerce and trade in Central Europe and its main square – the Hauptplaz – was home to dozens of traders, hosting weekly markets. The size of the trapezoidal shaped square was cut in half by the addition of the town hall in the 16th century. Today, the town hall dominates the southern part of the square while other notable buildings include the 17th century Luegg House with an impressive stucco façade, the five-story White House with a sandstone relief of the Virgin Mary, the 16th century Eagle Pharmacy and the 14th century Palais Sturgkh. A fountain and statue of Archduke Johann was added in 1878 and today the stalls surrounding the fountain are a throwback to the square’s medieval origins. In 2002, the square was redesigned to add a large open area in front of the town hall that is used for events throughout the year.
Graz Main Square is in the center of the city where several streets come together: Sporgasse, Herrengasse, Schmiedgasse, Murgasse and Sackstrasse. To get there, take tram 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 13 to Hauptplaz/Congress.
Address: Hauptplatz 1, Graz, Austria
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Graz Main Square (Hauptplatz)
This Experience is provided by a private local. Find out the different cultural and artistic characteristics that makes this city unique, and enjoy the buzzing community and city ambience! Whether you are visiting Graz as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better, or if this is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Graz and looking at the amazing, unique street art, or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums, you will hear about street-art artists as well as contemporary artists and their close connection to Graz. I will share with you the art and cultural world of my city, where you will see, hear, and experience how colorful and multifaceted Graz is!
This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Graz? Challenge accepted! Discover Graz during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle, and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the Dom and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Graz special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
This Experience is provided by a private local. If you want to spice up your instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Graz and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! While strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the Art House or the unending stairs!), you will also get to know more about Graz and learn about its secrets from a local's perspective. Join me on this adventure and give your insta feed an upgrade! Make sure you don’t book this Experience too late, as you don’t want to miss the golden hour!
This Experience is provided by a private local. Come with me to discover the city of Graz through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the Opera House to the Kepler Bridge. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Graz, you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Graz and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! You cannot leave the city of Graz before having captured the beauty of the Mur!
In this tour, visit the famous destinations of the city Graz. You will see: -The Fortress , located in the city center. -The medieval clock tower. -The Graz Museum which defines the history of the city. -The gothic and contemporary buildings of Altstadt. -The Bronze Punk Statue located on the main square. -The 15th century cathedral -First Opera house of the city.
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The best ways to experience Graz Main Square (Hauptplatz) are:
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