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Insider tips for Graz from Parkhotel Graz

Philipp Florian

from Philipp Florian

Parkhotel Graz

Walk to the most beautiful places in Graz

The perfect start of the day: an extended stroll

On both warm and cold days, a perfect start of the day begins in any case with a stroll across the beautiful Stadtpark. In the warm season, the farmers’ market at Kaiser-Josef-Platz, just in front of the Opera House, should be our destination. So we pass through both the green park and the history-charged center with its picturesque buildings. Then we continue on Herrengasse, the city’s largest shopping mall, via Hauptplatz with the city hall and the Mur Bridge, along the famous Kunsthaus (a true architectural highlight!), and finally reach the farmers’ market at Lendplatz. This is a popular meeting point for natives who desire a snack at the market stall “Süße Luise”– the products originate exclusively from regional farmers. Then I recommend a visit to Graz Museum at the foot of Schlossberg Hill. No matter whether you are a Graz expert or for the first time in the city, exhibitions such as “360° Graz – the city from all perspectives“ will open up new views on the city!

During the cold months, the promenade through the park ends at Burgtor. From there, go for breakfast at Café Promenade, one of the city’s oldest venues shining, after its reopening in 2015, in new splendor with a good portion of zeitgeist. My suggestion: the marvelously creative egg creations.

That’s Graz: pulsating with life during the noon break

For the warm months, I recommend a visit to Restaurant Eckstein situated directly in the pedestrian zone at Mehlplatz. Here is the city’s true center pulsating with life, especially during the summer months. All around, gardens and terraces line the square. Just one hour spent here gives a wonderful impression of the city passing by, so to speak. My favorite dish: Beef tartar, a true Eckstein classic!

Also in the cold season, Graz offers great places where very good food is served. My tip:  “Landhauskeller” is a renowned inn completely renovated in 2015 – where zeitgeist meets tradition. This is also reflected in the small menu with local classics such as (my tip!) the creamy veal goulash.

An absolute must: up to Schlossberg Hill!

No matter if freezing cold or actually warm: for the afternoon, some absolute “musts” are on the program, enjoyable in all weathers. At first, “Schlossbergbahn”, a funicular operated since 1894, brings you on the Schlossberg Hill. Here, you may take a short coffee break at Café Aiola Upstairs with a dreamlike view over the entire Graz region. An absolute must is also a visit to the Clock Tower, the city’s famous landmark. Then return on foot to the historic district with its glockenspiel square where three times a day a puppet couple twists to various melodies in the gables of a house. This romantic scenery has a tradition: it appeared as soon as in 1905.

Just round the corner, there is the city’s most popular delicatessen store. Especially the numerous spread sandwiches of “Delikatessen Frankowitsch“are legendary. Do as the natives do and enjoy a glass of wine or Prosecco!

Romantic evenings in the rose garden, best wines at Stainzerbauer

Mild summer evenings should best be spent in the rose garden of our Restaurant Florian. It is actually unparalleled in Graz – and thanks to its somewhat hidden situation, it is still something like an insiders’ tip. Not just the romantic ones find there the perfect place for enjoying one or two glasses of an excellent wine in a picturesque environment. The cuisine captivates through its local straightforward and traditional dishes. My tip: try “Tafelspitz” (prime boiled beef) and don’t fail to order house-made “Semmelkren” (bread-horseradish sauce)!

During the cold months, I recommend a visit to Stainzerbauer. This inn is atmospheric and absolutely authentic and has all features of a typical Styrian restaurant. The great wine list is another asset. And those arriving during Christmas time will find there far and away the most beautiful deco of the whole city. Stainzerbauer is a true local institution whose long tradition is preserved by its current owners with much love for detail and nonetheless carefully enriched with new elements. On a culinary level, this becomes evident as they serve, for instance, char from the Weizklamm Gorge or regional mountain lamb.

The right venue for all tastes

The stylish conclusion of a perfect day is exceptionally (almost) independent from weather conditions since Graz has the right venue for actually all preferences tastes. Here is a selection of my favorite venues: the perfect view with impressing panorama is ensured by the Sky Bar on Schlossberg Hill, the “scene” meets at Eckstein Bar, and those preferring a sterling location should pay a visit to the Landhauskeller Bar in the heart of the historic center. Good cocktails are available at the Pfauengarten Buddha Bar and the Hemingway Bar in the old town. The Lui Weinbar has a quite relaxed atmosphere whereas Café Mitte is young and freaky, both in the historic center, too.

And some other highlights: the perfect Gin is served in Churchill’s Bar in the university district and the best parties are celebrated at “Kottulinsky“, right there, too. For after-business-drinks, people meet at “Katze Katze Club” in the Landhauskeller. And those going out for a short run will find, just round the corner, the casual Business-Bar at former “Delikatessen Laufke“ or the classic Cohibar where they serve the best Cuba Libre and an exquisite selection of cigars.


Location list
  • Stadtpark Graz Stadtpark, Graz, Österreich
  • Farmer´s Market Kaiser-Josef-Platz Kaiser-Josef-Platz, Graz, Österreich
  • Farmer´s market Lendplatz Lendplatz, Graz, Österreich
  • GrazMuseum GrazMuseum, Sackstraße, Graz, Österreich www.grazmuseum.at/ +43 316 872 7600
  • Café Promenade Cafe Promenade GmbH, Erzherzog-Johann-Allee, Graz, Österreich promenade.aiola.at/ +43 316 813 840
  • Restaurant Eckstein Eckstein Gastronomie gmbh - Restaurant & Catering, Mehlplatz, Graz, Österreich eckstein.co.at/ +43 316 828701
  • Landhauskeller Graz Landhauskeller, Schmiedgasse, Graz, Österreich www.landhaus-keller.at/ +43 316 830 276
  • Café Aiola Upstairs Aiola, Schloßberg, Graz, Österreich upstairs.aiola.at/ +43 316 81 87 97
  • Uhrturm Graz Uhrturm, Graz, Österreich
  • Delikatessen Frankowitsch Delikatessen-Frankowitsch, Stempfergasse, Graz, Österreich www.frankowitsch.at/ +43 316 822212
  • Restaurant Florian at Parkhotel Parkhotel Graz, Leonhardstraße, Graz, Österreich www.parkhotel-graz.at/restaurant-florian-graz.html +43 316 3630 0
  • Gasthaus Stainzerbauer Gasthaus Stainzerbauer, Bürgergasse, Graz, Österreich www.stainzerbauer.at/ +43 316 82 11 06
  • Sky Bar at Schlossberg Schloßberg, Graz, Österreich schlossberggraz.at/bar/ +43 0316 84 00 00
  • Buddha Bar Pfauengartend Buddha Bar - Pfauengarten, Hartiggasse, Graz, Österreich www.buddhabar-graz.at/html/ +43 316 820 630
  • Hemingway American Cocktail Bar Hemingway American Bar Graz, Abraham-a-Santa-Clara-Gasse, Graz, Österreich www.hemingway-bar.at/ +43 650 313 0 787
  • LUI Weinbar LUI Bar, Färbergasse, Graz, Österreich lui-bar.com/ +43 660 1223287
  • Café Mitte Cafe Mitte, Freiheitsplatz, Graz, Österreich www.cafemitte.at/
  • Kottulinsky Club Kottulinsky, Beethovenstraße, Graz, Österreich de-de.facebook.com/kottulinsky.club
  • Katze Katze Club Landhauskeller, Schmiedgasse, Graz, Österreich www.katzekatze.at/ +43 316 830 276
  • Business Bar Delikatessen Laufke Laufke, Elisabethstraße, Graz, Österreich www.laufke.net/ +43 660 4167237
  • Cohibar Cohibar, Leonhardstraße, Graz, Österreich www.cohibar.at/ +43 316 33 74 70

Stadtpark Graz

Stadtpark, Graz, Österreich

Farmer´s Market Kaiser-Josef-Platz

Kaiser-Josef-Platz, Graz, Österreich

Farmer´s market Lendplatz

Lendplatz, Graz, Österreich

GrazMuseum

GrazMuseum, Sackstraße, Graz, Österreich

www.grazmuseum.at/ +43 316 872 7600

Café Promenade

Cafe Promenade GmbH, Erzherzog-Johann-Allee, Graz, Österreich

promenade.aiola.at/ +43 316 813 840

Restaurant Eckstein

Eckstein Gastronomie gmbh - Restaurant & Catering, Mehlplatz, Graz, Österreich

eckstein.co.at/ +43 316 828701

Landhauskeller Graz

Landhauskeller, Schmiedgasse, Graz, Österreich

www.landhaus-keller.at/ +43 316 830 276

Café Aiola Upstairs

Aiola, Schloßberg, Graz, Österreich

upstairs.aiola.at/ +43 316 81 87 97

Uhrturm Graz

Uhrturm, Graz, Österreich

Delikatessen Frankowitsch

Delikatessen-Frankowitsch, Stempfergasse, Graz, Österreich

www.frankowitsch.at/ +43 316 822212

Restaurant Florian at Parkhotel

Parkhotel Graz, Leonhardstraße, Graz, Österreich

www.parkhotel-graz.at/restaurant-florian-graz.html +43 316 3630 0

Gasthaus Stainzerbauer

Gasthaus Stainzerbauer, Bürgergasse, Graz, Österreich

www.stainzerbauer.at/ +43 316 82 11 06

Sky Bar at Schlossberg

Schloßberg, Graz, Österreich

schlossberggraz.at/bar/ +43 0316 84 00 00

Buddha Bar Pfauengartend

Buddha Bar - Pfauengarten, Hartiggasse, Graz, Österreich

www.buddhabar-graz.at/html/ +43 316 820 630

Hemingway American Cocktail Bar

Hemingway American Bar Graz, Abraham-a-Santa-Clara-Gasse, Graz, Österreich

www.hemingway-bar.at/ +43 650 313 0 787

LUI Weinbar

LUI Bar, Färbergasse, Graz, Österreich

lui-bar.com/ +43 660 1223287

Café Mitte

Cafe Mitte, Freiheitsplatz, Graz, Österreich

www.cafemitte.at/

Kottulinsky Club

Kottulinsky, Beethovenstraße, Graz, Österreich

de-de.facebook.com/kottulinsky.club

Katze Katze Club

Landhauskeller, Schmiedgasse, Graz, Österreich

www.katzekatze.at/ +43 316 830 276

Business Bar Delikatessen Laufke

Laufke, Elisabethstraße, Graz, Österreich

www.laufke.net/ +43 660 4167237

Cohibar

Cohibar, Leonhardstraße, Graz, Österreich

www.cohibar.at/ +43 316 33 74 70

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