Tourism


Graz is the second biggest city in Austria, but not one of the two leading cities in overnight stays.



In the year 2005 Graz was only at the 5th place in the overnight stays. Of course Vienna at the top with more than 8,8 mio overnight stays is hard to beat, but even much smaller cities like Salzburg and Innsbruck are more popular among tourists.

In 2004 Graz had 717.963 overnight stays.

From which countries the tourists come from?
The tourist statistics of Graz from 2005 shows following:
  1. Austria (42,9%) ... 312.887 overnight stays
  2. Germany (20,9%) ... 152.196 overnight stays
  3. Italy (6,5%) ... 47.665 overnight stays
  4. United States (4,4%) ... 32.326 overnight stays
  5. Great Britain (2,7%) ... 19.739 overnight stays
  6. Switzerland (2,2%) ... 16.175 overnight stays
  7. France (1,6%) ... 11.592 overnight stays
  8. Croatia (1,3%) ... 9.623 overnight stays
  9. Hungary (1,2%) ... 8.653 overnight stays
10. Japan (0,9%) ... 6.795 overnight stays
11. China (0,9%) ... 6.636 overnight stays
12. Spain (0,9%) ... 6.221 overnight stays
13. Slovenia (0,5%) ... 3.645 overnight stays

56% of all visitors are coming to Graz because of business reasons, 32% come for holiday and sightseeing, and 12% come for a seminar or a congress.