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Plenty of reasons for choosing Graz

Graz is Austria's second-largest city and provides the environment and all the facilities a successful conference, international congress, seminar and incentive event needs.

Ever since 2003, when Graz had the honour of being the European capital of culture, the city has developed its position as a great location for a wide range of events. There are numerous reasons for choosing Graz: organisers always love the charm and beauty of the city’s historic centre, the attractive choice of opportunities for cultural indulgence, the quality and variety of restaurants, and the excellent standard of infrastructure offered by numerous venues.

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© Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer



Approx. 280.000 inhabitants

Approx. 30.000 students

in an area of approx. 127,6 km2

5.670 beds 3.003 rooms, 71 accommodation providers in Graz

Category A (****): 1389 rooms, 2596 beds, 19 accommodation providers

Category B (***): 1021 rooms, 1930 beds, 37 accommodation providers

For more info – go to

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Graz Convention Bureau

Objective and independent advice, comprehensive service and congress support


Graz Tourismus und Stadtmarketing GmbH

T: +43  316 8075-42



Cultural institutions

  • The historic centre of Graz was awarded UNESCO cultural heritage site status in 2000.
  • Operas, theatres, festivals - Graz is a cultural capital and offers an attractive variety of events, 365 days a year - from jazz to the classics.
  • Four universities and several colleges as well as public and private research institutions contribute the city's global reputation in terms of science and research.
  • As an economic hub, Graz accommodates the workplaces of over 200.000 people, 30.000 of whom are employed in the automobile cluster. Global brands such as Mercedes, BMW and Saab have integral parts of their cars produced in Graz.



  • Graz also offers a wide range of sights such as the eye-catching Grazer Kunsthaus, the island in the Mur river, various university buildings and several other attractive examples of modern architecture.
  • For 20 years Graz, has been recognised as an international venue for congresses and as an ideal location to meet people. The infrastructure is excellent and includes over 60 venues for side events and opportunities for evening entertainment.
  • The surrounding region is perfect for trips and activities: the Styrian wine roads, palaces and castles, fruit growing regions, spa regions and the Graz foothills are among the locations and attractions.

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