Arts & Culture

The sights of Graz – this doesn’t just mean Schlossberg, Kunsthaus or different architecture. This diversity and creative vision are the reason why Graz was named a UNESCO City of Design. Therefore, the city now officially belongs to their international network of forward-looking places. There are only ten other cities in the world to have received this award and who can now call themselves a “City of Design”, including Berlin, Montreal and Buenos Aires.

The "City of Design" title reflects the active attitude and expression of an urban culture, focussing on conscious design of the city environment as a central value. In Graz this can be seen not only in the spectacular architecture of recent years - such as the Kunsthaus, Murinsel, MUMUTH, botanical gardens, MP09, university buildings, and much more. It above all demonstrates enormous potential in very different disciplines.

In the case you get bored in Graz, there are many places of excursions at the very doorstep of the city.