The Styrian capital is for those who require their European cities to come equipped with a fascinating old quarter, plenty of gorgeous buildings, narrow cobbled streets with hidden passageways and surprise courtyards, good restaurants, few tourists and moderate prices.

Top Sights

• Zeughaus (Arsenal)
• Landhaus
• Mausoleum of Ferdinand II

Suggested Activities

• Take a country drive to Piber, home of the Lippizaner stallions of Vienna's famed Spanish Riding School
• Another pleasant auto excursion is to the Südsteirische Weinstrasse, about 25 miles south of Graz

Places to Stay

Hotel Erzherzog Johann Sackstrasse 3-5, A-8011, tel. +43/0316/811 616, fax 316 811 515, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Places to Dine

• Kepler-Keller, Stempfergasse 6, tel. 0316/82-24-49
• Horseradish soup at Hotel Erzherzog Johann