For lovers of antiquities of particular interest are the countries of Western Europe. Among them, it is worth noting Austria with its medieval sights. After visiting the capital of Austria, Vienna, you should definitely visit the second largest city of Austria, Graz. This medieval city is also known for the birth of the famous, in our time, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
But let’s go back to everyday things and ask ourselves how to get to Graz? If you are a fan of traveling by air, then Graz is quite easily accessible from Hungary, Germany, and Croatia. There is also air traffic between Vienna. Such a flight from Vienna you notice only half an hour, but there is one thing to which you should pay attention – a ticket for such a flight costs more than 300 euros.
But in a country like Austria, the best way is to travel by land. Here you can make a choice – go by train or bus. There are no direct bus services from Vienna. But there are a number of passing buses of companies Line G1 – Dr. Richard and Evrolines.
It is best to make such a move by train. A ticket from Vienna to Graz costs 32 euros, and the time spent on the journey is two and a half hours. You can also use the Einfach-Raus-Ticket, it allows a company of 2-5 people to travel for 28 euros. But it is worth considering the fact that such a trip will take you an hour and a half more. But it is not worth paying attention to. After all, the train ride itself is interesting in itself. After all, so many interesting things can be seen from the train window. But there is one trick. In order to not see a piece of the mountain in your window all the time, you should take places on the left side of the train travel from Vienna. And if you leave Graz, then on the right side. Then during the trip you can enjoy the beautiful views that will open to your eyes.
Trains to Graz depart from Wien Meidling Station. Getting to the station from any part of Vienna is easiest by metro. The U6 metro line leads to the station. Trains to Graz from Vienna depart every hour.
Well, you have arrived in the city of Graz. And immediately before you will face the question – which hotel to stay. Cheap hotels include the Meyers Gasthof Familie Orthacker hotel. This is a small quiet hotel, which has only 17 rooms. From this number 10 single, 4 double and only 3 triple. It represents a one-story building, built in the 18th century. The price for a single room per night is only 38 euros. This hotel is very beneficial for those traveling by car. Here is a garage and free parking. Here is a very good kitchen. By the way, breakfast, as in most hotels, is included in the price per stay.
If you do not intend to search for hotels, the hotel, which is located directly near the station – Ibis Graz, is at your service. A single room will cost you about 60 euros, and the price of a double room is 80 euros. Through the station square runs a lot of transport, both urban and suburban. Using the services of such transport, you can visit every corner of the land of Styria.
But back to the history of the city of Graz. For tourists there are a lot of interesting places. The history of the city of Graz begins from the old castle Schlossberg. The castle was sharpened in the XXII century on a high hill and can be seen from anywhere in the city. This castle belongs to the main attractions of the city, but not the main one. This is due to the fact that the architectural ensemble, which is located in the Old Town, on the left bank of the Mur River, is now considered the largest in Europe. Be sure to visit the mausoleum of Ferdinand II, as well as attractions such as the Zaur Palace, Eggenberg Castle, the 18th-century Basilica, and the 15th-century Cathedral. And if you are going to visit Graz, then such a visit will take you quite a considerable time. View all in one day you will not succeed.
While in Graz, you should turn your attention to the tourist routes that are indicated on the map. This card can be purchased at the station of the city.
If you are a believer, then you should definitely visit the small town Mariaatsel, where the statue of the Virgin Mary is located. There is a belief that she works wonders. Therefore, here you can always meet pilgrims from all over the world.
The land of Styria is famous for its wines. Therefore, wine lovers come here for “wine” tours. There are plenty of places to have fun and how to relax. There are various discos, casinos and bars for tourists and guests of the city. It hosts various festivals. Tourists will be interested to visit the open stage, which was built on the ruins of the castle Schlosber. Here are constantly held various views. It is safe to say that after the capital of Austria, Vienna, Graz has no equal sights in all of Austria.