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GRAZ - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

The next time you find yourself looking for a vacation destination in Central Europe, you may want to consider stopping by Graz, Austria which capital of the Steiermark and hometown of Arnold Schwarzenegger, former bodybuilding champion, actor and former governor of California. He was born and raised in the farming village Thal, 2 km from Graz.

The city has a rich historical tradition, both as a city of universities, (six universities and over 44,000 students) and as a political and cultural center for several different ethnic groups.  In 1999, the old town of Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. The most important sights of this very well preserved city centre are the Uhrturm (clock tower) and the Neue Galerie (museum of art). The Old Town district is considered to be one of the best preserved examples of a village from the middle ages still in existence today.

The climate is mild, and is significantly closer to that of the Mediterranean than some of its neighbors, due to its location southeast of the Alps.  Be sure to check out the best luxury boutique and design hotels, Graz  's best night clubs and bars and the best restaurants in Graz as well an immense variety of museums and beautiful local architecture should you ever choose to visit this gem of a city.

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