Graz is Austria's second largest city after its captial, Vienna. It is situated on the Mur river in the south-eastern state of Styria, close to the borders of Slovenia and Hungary. One of Graz's twin cities is in Hungary - the beautiful city of culture, Pecs. The area surrounding Graz is heavily forested making for a great destination in a holiday home Graz for nature-lovers. Other destinations for nature-lovers:
- The scenic destination of Geiranger fjord.
- A variety of destinations in the French province of Ain.
- The countryside covered, Dutch county of Utrecht.
- The beautiful landscapes of Ulm, Germany.
The main sights of Graz.
One of Graz's main features is its classic, medieval, Gothic architecture in combination with newer, modern architecture, for example, the house of modern art erected directly next to the river Mur. However, you can experience Graz's older architecture by itself by visiting Graz's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This area's architecture is influenced by the surrounding cities and regions, meaning Graz's old town is comprised of multiple different architectural styles. A holiday home Graz near Graz's tourist attraction, Castle Mountain, comes highly recommended. This public park is the site of many restaurants and entertainment facilities. You can also enjoy the views of Graz's cityscape from the peaks of Castle Mountain's hills. You could also rent a holiday house Graz in the vicinity of the Herz-Jesu-Kirche, one of Graz's more impressive buildings.
Perfect holiday weather.
Graz experiences a Mediterranean climate being in southern Europe and experiences more sunshine on average per year than Austria's capital, Vienna; westerly winds are also blocked by the Alps located north west of the city. Graz's climate also allows for the growth of plants that would normally only be able to grow further south. With such weather, a stay in a holiday home Graz will feel more like a holiday south of the equator.