Photogenic Graz with a Local. A private local operator is responsible for delivering this Experience. The maximum number of people in the group is 6. Come along with us to explore the city of Graz through the viewfinder of your camera. Join me on this quick stroll through the city for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain an insider’s perspective on the city while also having the chance to capture some breathtaking photographs of it!
The Kepler Bridge and the Opera House are both going to be along our route as we stroll. You will not only be able to find local sites and hidden jewels that a regular tourist trip would not show you, but you will also be able to do so while using your camera to record the beauty of Graz. Indulge your inquisitiveness and discover a different side of Graz while taking in all the one-of-a-kind beauty the city has to offer!
Remember to book the Experience at a convenient time so that your images will have the finest possible light in which to be captured! It is impossible to leave the city of Graz without first having experienced the splendor of the Mur.
- Book a private Graz walking tour online and receive instant confirmation
- Enjoy a short yet comprehensive photo tour that doesn’t take up too much time
- Use the Graz tour as a way to orient yourself when you arrive in the city
- Ask as many questions as you like from your private guide
Graz is Austria’s second-largest city and is known for being a well-kept secret inside the country. This historic city in the southern area of Styria has a lot to brag about, especially for people who are interested in food, history, and the natural world.
The Romans established a small fort in the area that is now the city center of Graz. Subsequently, Slovenians constructed a larger fortification in the same location. This is where the history of Graz can be traced back. The name “Graz” originates from the Slovenian word “gradec,” which literally translates to “little castle.”
When the dukes of Babenberg converted the town into a commercial center in 1128, it was at that time that Graz was first mentioned with its German name. Graz was chosen by the Habsburgs to serve as the capital of Inner Austria (which included the modern-day states of Styria, Carinthia, and Carniola) in the 15th century.
Ottoman Turks launched a number of attacks on Graz in the 16th century because of the city’s significance as a strategic position. The Turkish army was never successful in taking the castle that was perched atop the Schlossberg (the photo on the right depicts the clock tower that can be found on top of the hill) (the only place in this region).
Graz was an integral element of Nazi Germany throughout World War II (along with the rest of Austria). During the war, Allied forces conducted bombing raids on Graz, although the historic old town was not significantly damaged. As a result, Graz was handed over to Soviet forces at the end of the conflict in a state that was mostly unharmed. In 2003, the city of Graz was selected to serve as the Cultural Capital of Europe.
Graz is home to no less than six universities (four “standard” universities and two universities dedicated solely to applied sciences) and is associated with names as illustrious as Johannes Kepler, Erwin Schrodinger, and Nikola Tesla. As a result, approximately 40,000 of the city’s population is made up of students. In 1585, the Karl-Franzens-Universitat became the world’s first ever established university.
Oper Graz (Pass By)
The Opera house will be our starting point and our first stop!
Graz Cathedral (Pass By)
Come discover the nicest church in Graz! Grazer Burg (Pass By) Get to know more about this place and its history!
Hauptplatz (Pass By)
This Square is full of beauty and interesting stories, let me tell them to you!
Gemaltes Haus (Pass By)
This is a must-see for every art-lover coming to Graz!
Kriegssteig (Pass By)
These stairs are iconic and famous in all of Austria, come discover them with me!
Kunsthaus Graz (Pass By)
Let me tell you more about this building from another universe!
Keplerbrücke (Pass By)
We will end the Experience near this place and you can then continue on your own to discover Graz!
Tour type: Guided tour/Photo Tour
Guide language: English
Duration: 2 hours
Price: from $80 (per person)