Graz is the second-largest city in Austria, located in the southeastern part of the country. It's the capital of the Styria region and has a population of around 300,000 people. Graz is known for its historic architecture, cultural landmarks, and vibrant arts and music scene.
paid and limited parking is set in the city centre in 2 parking zones, indicated with traffic signs and markings at all entrances and exits. The best options for long parking are the car parks in the city centre or the cheap or free P+R-locations on the outskirts of the city.
GRAZ : ON-STREET PARKING
Charge and Stay
Monday to Friday
09:00 - 20:00
€ 2,00 per hour
(max. 3 hours)
09:00 - 13:00
A different regulation is set to Europaplatz (Hauptbahnhof) :
MAX 1.5 hour on Monday-Sunday 08:00-22:00.
PARKING AROUND THE CITY CENTRE
In the next area around the city centre parking is unlimited on Monday to Friday from 09:00 -20:00. Parking rate : € 0,80/30 min, € 9,00/day.
CAR PARKS GRAZ
Long term parking capacity is available in several car parks in and near the city centre. The hourly parking rates vary from € 2.00-4.55.
Cheap or free parking is possible at the P+R facilities on the outskirts.
P+R Puntigam (3km south of the city centre)- Bus Line 5 to the centre.
P+R Zentralfriedhof (2km south of the city centre)- Bus lines 5, 67
P+R Webling (3km south/west of the city centre)- Bus line 32
P+R Weinzödl (4km north of the city) - Bus Line 52 to Central Station
Events in Villach
Some of the biggest events in Villach include:
- Villacher Fasching: one of the biggest and most famous carnival celebrations in Austria, held annually from January to February. The event features colorful parades, traditional costumes, and plenty of music and dancing.
- Villacher Kirchtag: a traditional folk festival held annually in August, featuring live music, carnival rides, and local food and drink.
- European Bike Week: an international motorcycle festival held annually in September, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world.
- Villach Christmas Market: a festive market held annually in December, featuring Christmas lights, traditional crafts, and food and drink.
In addition to these major events, there are also regular concerts and performances at the Congress Center Villach and other venues throughout the town. Check local listings for up-to-date information on upcoming events in Villach.
Popular tourist Attractions in Villach
Schillerpark: a large park located in the center of town, with walking paths, a playground, and a small pond.
Villacher Alpenstrasse: a scenic road that winds its way up the nearby mountains, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Ossiacher See: a beautiful lake located a short drive from Villach, with opportunities for swimming, boating, and hiking in the surrounding hills.
Burg Landskron: a castle located on a hill overlooking Villach, with a bird of prey show and stunning views of the town and surrounding area.
Villach Old Town: a historic area with narrow streets, colorful buildings, and many shops and cafes.
Kärnten Therme: a large spa complex located just outside Villach, with pools, saunas, and other wellness facilities.
Villach Museum: a museum that tells the story of Villach's history, from the Roman era to the present day.
Aichwaldsee: a small lake located in the hills above Villach, with opportunities for swimming, hiking, and fishing.