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Graz Town Hall
Graz Town Hall
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Hauptplatz is the Town Square within the Old Town of Graz, Austria. It is located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hauptplatz is not square, but rather triangular in shape. It is surrounded by town houses from different periods.

Haus am Luegg is one of the famous houses at Hauptplatz. It is built in the Renaissance style, with Baroque embellishments. The oldest pharmacy in Graz is at No. 4, Hauptplatz. It occupies a townhouse that dates back to 1534.

The Graz town hall, in the neo-Renaissance style is on the north side of Hauptplatz. It was built in the 1880s.

In the middle of the square is a fountain commemorating Archduke Johann Brunnen, who was instrumental in developing Graz. There are four female figures on the fountain. They represent the four main rivers in the province of Styria, namely Mur (which runs through Graz), Enns, Drau and Sann.

Photos of Hauptplatz

Hauptplatz with Archduke Johann Fountain
Hauptplatz with Archduke Johann Fountain
Author: Mgrueter (public domain)

Herrengasse, near the Town Square, Graz
Herrengasse, near the Town Square, Graz
Author: Andrew Bossi (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5)

Accommodation in Graz

For the benefit of free independent travelers, I have put together a page on the inexpensive hotels as well as hostels and guesthouses that offer accommodation in Graz. Click on hotels in Graz to view.

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Local Tours of Austria

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