Museums and Heritage


The Kunsthaus Zürich is an art gallery in the Swiss city of Zürich. It houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, assembled over the years by the local art association called Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft.


The Styrian Armoury, in the Austrian city of Graz, is the world’s largest historic armoury and attracts visitors from all over the world. It holds approximately 32,000 pieces of weaponry, tools, suits of armour for battle and ones for parades.

Schell Collection

The Schell Collection, Austria’s museum of locks, keys, coffers, ornamental boxes and ornate cast iron, and also the biggest specialist museum of its kind in the world.

Tramway museum

The Tramway Museum Graz is a transport museum in the Austrian city of Graz, specialising in the history of the Graz tramway network. It is located in the former tram depot at the Mariatrost terminus of Graz tram route 1. The museum houses a collection of some 30 rail vehicles, including motor trams, trailers, works cars, horse cars and funicular cars. While most vehicles are from Graz, there are also exhibits from Vienna, Innsbruck, Dubrovnik and New York.

Johann Puch-Musem Graz

Johann Puch’s attempt to create his own automobile engineering business met with great success. Today, nearly everybody recognises the Puch brand and logo. At the Johann Puch Museum visitors can appreciate everything bearing the Puch name, from vintage cars through to the new sport utility vehicle. Cars, motorbikes, mopeds and bicycles, but also original wooden models, cutaway models from past and present, together with a wealth of images combine to tell the “moving” story of the Puch brand.


The Styrian Folklore Museum in Graz is a small museum, the folk culture of Styria will be worked up and documented. The museum went from a small collection of folkloristic individual pieces out that from 1895 the Landesmuseum Joanneum has been gathered. 1913 was with these exhibits of Viktor Geramb the folklore museum founded Paulustorgasse. Gerambs Museum concept was at that time that the exhibits should be integrated into a self-contained environment.

Gösting Castle

Gösting Castle is a ruined castle in Gösting, the 13th borough in the northwest of the Styrian capital Graz, Austria. Due to its good strategic location, the castle controlled the narrow Mura valley north of Graz, which opens out into the Graz basin, and therefore the traffic and trade to and from Graz. The castle ruin, which is situated 200 m above Graz, is a popular place to visit, since it offers a panoramic view of the Graz basin and the eastern Styrian hill country even today.

Herz Jesu Kirche

The Herz-Jesu-Kirche is the largest church in Graz, Austria. It was designed down to the last detail by architect Georg Hauberrisser and constructed from 1881 to 1887. The church was designed in the Neogothic style, with a large, high nave and under-church. The tower is 109.6 meters tall, making it the third-highest church tower in Austria. Of special note are the stained glass windows, which are among the few extant examples in Austria of Neogothic stained glass.

Double spiral staircase

Double spiral staircase also known as Doppelwendeltreppe is not the only and not the oldest of its shape in the architecture of Central Europe, but one of the most important. It is characterized by particularly high quality of the detailed design and the boldness of its construction with hollow spindles. Here, the experimentation of the late Gothic architecture under Emperor Maximilian I is expressed.

Museum im Palais

Museum im Palais Who, who. Under the title “Status Icons” shows special treasures of the cultural and historical collection of the Joanneum Universal Museum, the museum in the Palais. The Palais Herberstein, with its baroque frescoes, the impressive staircase and the magnificent Mirror Hall the perfect setting for this show.


In Joanneumsviertel see the Neue Galerie Graz, the Natural History Museum , the Multimedia Collections and the Styrian State Library. Access to the museums and to the library via the visitor / inside-center, which is accessible via the escalator in the largest of the transparent cone at Joanneumsviertel place. Image Map