The second largest city in Austria is a wonderful mixture of old and new with one of the best-preserved old towns in the whole of Austria. Fly to Graz for a relaxing city break in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
When to book cheap flights to Graz
Graz has a varied climate, experiencing dramatic changes in temperature throughout the year. Summers in Graz are typically warm, with the city often reaching temperatures of 26C in July and August. The most popular time to book cheap Graz flights is during the summer when the city is at its warmest. If you’re not a fan of warm weather, then booking Graz cheap flights in the winter has its own perks. You’ll get to experience the festive Christmas market in the main square. One of the most pleasant seasons to visit Graz is autumn. Accommodation is usually cheaper around this time of year as well – head to Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and places to stay in Graz.
What to See in Graz
Graz’s location, close to the Italian border contributes to the locals’ relaxed, almost Mediterranean outlook on life.
Head to the main square, Hauptplatz for a coffee in one of the many cafes and take in the beautiful surroundings. The clocktower dominates the whole city and is arguably the city’s most famous landmark. One of Austria’s proudest feats of architecture is located in Graz – the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II. It was the first dome to have been constructed outside of Italy and is located beside two other magnificent buildings, St. Catherine’s Church and the city’s cathedral. With the savings you’ve made on your Graz cheap flights, you can afford to check out cultural attractions such as Kunsthaus Graz, nicknamed ‘the friendly alien’, the gallery is home of some of the city’s most interesting art exhibitions.
As soon as your cheap flights to Graz land, you’ll find it’s easy to get where you need to go. Graz is famous fro being one of the most bike friendly cities in Europe. If you’re not big on cycling, there are plenty of public transport services to connect you to your destination. Tickets for buses can be purchased from the driver or from ticket machines, with a variety of day, week and monthly passes available. Prefer the freedom of your own set of wheels? Book your rental car with Ryanair Car Hire and your car will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive in Graz.
What to eat in Graz
Graz is a great destination for foodies. The city is home to an eclectic mix of traditional Austrian cuisine and food from all over the world. Chocolate lovers will be in their element in Graz – there are plenty of shops where you can pick up sweet souvenirs for friends or family, or simply devour yourself!