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Christkindlmarkt and Krampuslauf

Perfect little town square, central to everything, to house a great Christmas Market and Krampus... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Full of Christmas

During December this square is full of people eating, drinking and hanging around. A Christmas... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rafina, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfect little town square, central to everything, to house a great Christmas Market and Krampus Parade. Convenient to the Rathaus as well as tons of shops and restaurants. Easily accessible by several tram lines and an easy walk from the Hauptbanhof.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

During December this square is full of people eating, drinking and hanging around. A Christmas market with sausages, wine, hot chocolate and other delicacies. You should go

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tragio
Reviewed November 1, 2018

There are some lovely buildings in Graz, and this is the place to see several. There are lots of cafe's that are on the Platz when the weather is nice and some even with heaters in the winter. Walk around and decide what suits your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kciff
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Any visitor will walk around or through this place which has a beautiful Christmas fair in December but you can arrive anytime this square won't disappoint you.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fuzessery
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is where you should start your tour - the center of events in Graz. The square is beautiful in most directions. Have a glance at the nicely preserved the city hall, the many food stands, the impressing architecture down Herrengasse, and last but not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JohnnyP939
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Hauptplatz is a strange mixture. It has very colorful architecture around, too big grey Townhouse, fountain and many kiosks. They spoil the view. Putting all street furniture, shelters on the tram stations and small vendors around is too much. Place need to be cleaned, open...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miha P
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Area is nice and easy to move around ....river close by with cafe in it, and restaurant are good also

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rashedlahha
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Clearly the center of the city all the pedestrian traffic, bicycles and trams passing through here at all hours were fascinating. The shops were awesome and the local flavor of Graz condensed into a square city block.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ScottXR
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The square is nice, full of small shops, with a tram stop, with a huge fountain in the middle, on their stairs can relax and enjoy in the beautiful facades or the fascinating clock on the hill or just buy fast lunch for further city...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vlatka68
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The reknown old square of the city, in front of the town’s hall is a meeting point after enjoying walks along the Graz streets. There are cafe’s to cater to thirst and hunger while viewing the slow buzzling streets ahead.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RaymondV122
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