From Hauptplatz, it’s a few steps to the River Mur and two examples of Graz’s architectural renaissance: the Murinsel is an ultramodern floating bridge-cum-meeting-place with a café linking the
two banks, inspired by an open mussel, while the giant bulbous Kunsthaus Graz (Tues–Sun 10am–5pm; €9, or Joanneum ticket) is a museum of contemporary art, video installation and photography. Pick of the rest of the Joanneum museums is the Landeszeughaus city armoury on Herrengasse (Tues–Sun: April–Oct 10am–5pm; Nov–March guided tours only at 11am & 2pm in German; English tour at 1pm; €9, or Joanneum ticket), which bristles with sixteenth-century weapons used to keep the Turks at bay.

 

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