Graz is a large city in southern Austria, located at the shore of the Mur River. The city is a famous university town, there are six universities, with more than 44 000 students. The city's Old Town is exceptionally well preserved, in spite of World War II, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The city is also known as birthplace of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The city's landmarks include its large clock tower in the Old Town and the Eggenberg Castle. The city also has several fine old churches and the medieval arms and armor are belonging to the museum "armory", which displays old weapons and armor, as well as guided tours in English and German."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Graz forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Graz is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $87.63, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $212.82, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $91.10
- Hotel (3 stars): $78.97
- Hotel (4 stars): $97.28
- Hotel (5 stars): $89.55
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $15.01
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.69
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.27
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.76
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.05
Graz has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 75.2 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 88.9 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 71.0 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Graz safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.