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Nobody knows the SWISS destinations better than our staff. A restaurant that is not listed in every travel guide, an original bar, a charming café, or great tours with spectacular lookout points. Let our travel professionals inspire you with their tips.

The Landeszeughaus is enough to make the heart of any fan of the Middle Ages beat faster. As well as housing countless weapons and suits of armour, the building itself is also historic. Go outside the peak times in winter and you could well have the museum to yourself. A very special feeling!

Philipp
(Supervisor Onsite Marketing)
Styrian Armoury and Landeszeughaus
Herrengasse 16
8010 Graz
+43 316 8017 9810
museum-joanneum.at

This shop is fabulous, a real treat for the palate – and a delight to look at too. Go back in time, to the days of Empress Sissi – at the Imperial and Royal Bakery Edegger-Tax. The oldest royal bakery in Graz strives to maintain the tradition of the finest art of baking.

Kathrin
(Flight Attendant)
Imperial and Royal Bakery Hofbäckerei Edegger Tax
Hofgasse 6
8010 Graz
+43 316 83 02 300
hofbaeckerei.at

My tip in in Graz is the Eckstein on Mehlplatz, in the middle of the Old Town, between the Main Square and the cathedral. As well as the modern ambience inside, the garden is a lovely place to dine and relax in summer. Guests can enjoy creatively prepared, typically Austrian delights here, in the pedestrian zone, surrounded by lovely old building façades. Booking recommended. The bar is also well worth a visit.

Michael
(Pilot)
Restaurant Eckstein
Mehlplatz 3
8010 Graz
+43 316 82 87 01
eckstein.co.at

Whenever I'm in Graz, my favourite place to eat is the Frankowitsch Brötchenbar. It's in a great location in the middle of the city. It serves delicacies from all over the world - in lovely little sandwiches! A glass of Prosecco to go with them, and voilà! Just fabulous.

Kathrin
(Flight Attendant)
Frankowitsch
Stempfergasse 2
8010 Graz
+43 316 82 22 12
frankowitsch.at

Various pubs known collectively as the 'Bausatzlokale' the 'Modular Pubs', with establishments such as the Bierbaron, Propeller, Zeppelin, and Sägewerk, are all in the university quarter, just 10 to 15 minutes on foot from the Main Square/Jakominiplatz. What makes them so special is that diners can compose their meals of pizza, salad, toast, burgers etc. themselves on pre-printed slips of papers. The various establishments are all careful to use organic quality and local products. They are all excellent value for money. The liveliness of the youngsters around the university gives this area a very personal flair.

Thomas
(Pilot)
The "Bausatz" pubs
diebausatzlokale.at

As you enter the Steak Boutique near the Jakominiplatz, you can already see the meat you will shortly be eating through a large pane of glass. The kitchen focuses on quality and exclusivity and, with a covered courtyard and its own private room, the ambience is very special.

Thomas
(Pilot)
Steak Boutique
Bindergasse 1
8010 Graz
+43 316 225719
steak-boutique.at

If you hire a car at the airport, you really shouldn't miss this. It's only 40 to 45 minutes to 'Thermenland Steiermark', the Styrian Thermal Springs region (also called Volcano Land). Wine, the famous Volcano ham, and wine taverns await the visitor. Other delights include Riegersburg Castle and the Zotter Chocolate Museum, where you can watch one of the best chocolates in the world being made and work your way through the (free) samples available there. Next to the Fair Trade chocolate shop are an animal park and petting zoo. The company is careful only to use organic ingredients and ensure its production processes are sustainable – standards that you can clearly taste in the products.

Thomas
(Pilot)
Styrian Thermal Springs
thermenland.at