Graz University is known to scientists all over the world. The town’s idyllic historic city, with a clock tower built in 1570, the castle hill with the remains of the fortification and the Gothic precentor cathedral, has been declared UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Graz hotels with several stars are still familiarly kept. The "Hotel Gollner" stands in pride at the shopping street modern. "Grand Hotel Wiesler" blooms in beautiful art nouveau design, the "Mercure Graz Messe", on the banks of the river Mur, is located near the fairgrounds. The hotels elegantly fit in Graz’s historic inner city.
At the edge of the city, in the middle of a park, you will find the "Hotel Academia", which has been built for scientist and those who want to enjoy tranquillity. Graz also offers some middle-class hotels that are combined with a lovely restaurant.
Total population: 252,852 (1st January 2008) Postal codes: 801 - 805