Graz, located in the Southeast of Austria on the territory of Styria, is the second largest city in the country. Graz is filled with parks and greenery, sounds bistronomic through the city centre, the river, and its architecture is harmoniously complemented by palaces in the Renaissance style and Baroque, mixed with the best modern designs that give it a special charm and flavor.
Due to its location to the South-East of the Alps, Graz is protected from the prevailing westerly winds blowing in from the North Atlantic. In this regard, the weather in Graz is largely Mediterranean influence. So here a greater number of Sunny days per year than Vienna or Salzburg, and falls to less precipitation.
The historic center of Graz, a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999 due to the harmonious coexistence of buildings of different eras and architectural styles from Gothic to modern, the greatest cultural value. The Central part of the area of the Old town is the area Hauptplats, and the most outstanding monuments are considered to be of Graz Schlossberg castle and the symbol of Graz is the clock tower urturm, located on the mountain at an altitude of 475 meters above sea level.