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Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1, Graz 8020, Austria (Lend)
43 316 8017 9200
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Ranked #22 of 63 Attractions in Graz
Type: Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Dining
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Spring Valley, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This monstrosity of a building...it looks like a giant black alien beetle that is about to eat the beautiful old town of Graz. What were they thinking to allow this UGLY thing to spoil the site??? I am from New York City...and glad its not here! There wasn't much inside...a small exhibit of works by James Benning.

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Kerepes, Hungary
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is said that it is a place for arts but I did not find any. There was a café inside and that was all (which was expensive).

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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334 reviews 334 reviews
298 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We didn't go inside but Kunsthaus is great to look at from the outside especially from above on the hill. The design is great and well worth looking at.

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London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
106 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'd have to agree with Paige N's review that while this really is an arresting sight when seen from the castle ramparts high above, up close this dramatic arts centre (it does look like a friendly slug) is harder to visualise as it is boxed in by other buildings and its own carpark and the interior, while perfectly pleasant and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

There is no doubt that the architecture of this building is exquisite, however I found the exterior much more impressive than the exhibits showcased inside. The installations were nice, average. Not a very large museum, you can easily tackle everything within a couple hours. It does offer a great view from the top floor, but once again, if you are... More

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Graz, Austria
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

EmeraldDiva got it right with the slug instead of an a alien. This building is striking all right but when you've said that, you've just about said it all. I thoroughly believe that to a considerable degree, form should follow function. Which does not rule out fantasy and creativity in doing so. But in the case of the Kunsthaus, the... More

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Graz, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A very interesting museum in the hart of Graz. Contemporary arts is not a thing everyone likes, however if you are into that then Kunsthaus is a must see place.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Nice building but had very view exhibits and exhibitions. I was dissapointed. the ticket fee was too high.

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Victoria, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I know they call it the "friendly alien", but I think it kind of looks like a slug. Not really my cup of tea but while in Graz it seemed silly not to visit. I am not a fan of modern art, so the exhibitions did not thrill and neither does the architecture. It certainly stands out though, you can't... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

How can you not venture into this "obvious" and strange building! If it's winter, there's a great (but not cheap) cafe. There's an interesting (but not cheap) gift shop. . . and the museum itself-- well, not cheap, but if you have the time and are in the mood for modern and contemporary art, go for it!

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