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|Graz city centre|
|Graz-Thalerhof Airport (GRZ): 6 mi from city centre|
Ready to discover Austria outside of Vienna? Start planning your holiday in Graz which cheap flights to Graz Airport (GRZ) onboard Lufthansa. The cheapest flights are with Ryanair though, which takes off from London Stansted.
Graz, like most all of Austria, is best enjoyed in summer, from June to mid-September. That being said, if you're heading for a ski holiday in Austria then Graz in winter is definite treat! Book your flights to Graz at least three months in advance for the cheapest fares.
Flights to Graz take just under 4 hours with a stopover.
Graz has a lot going for it. As Austria's second largest city its rich history has seen the Ottomans, Turks and even Nazi Germany take root here. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger hails from these parts!
Schlossberg: Take a hike up to the top of the hill where the castle sits. There is entry for the park surrounding the castle but it's free if you take the castle tour. If you're not up for the climb, the funicular will pick you up at Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai.
Murinsel: This was originally only a temporary project during Graz's time as the European Culture Capital but the locals liked it so much it stayed. This island in the middle of the river houses exhibitions and a coffee house.
Zeughaus: The city's armoury was built to readily equip the locals during an attack. Today you can see all sorts of weapons and arms from two-handed swords and maces to modern pistols.
Find more information on Graz Tourism Board.
There's plenty of choice in Graz when it comes to hotels. If you're looking for something cheap then you won't find very much close or in the city centre. There is a good range of hotels in the mid-range and a handful in the 4* range, often with fantastic views over pretty squares or towards the castles.