Graz has a penchant for experiments with modern architecture that highlight the beauty of its medieval city center. Visit the Kunsthaus to see just how starkly its design contrasts the traditional cityscape. Its bubble-glass skin earned it the nickname "Friendly Alien". Then there's Vito Acconci's floating island in the river Mur, the synagogue, reconstructed in 2000, or the newly built MUMUTH with its sleek design and perfect acoustics. Here, instead of seeking to provoke, modern architecture blends in and accentuates to create a harmonious contemporary living space.
Experience 900 years of Culture
Klosterneuburg Abbey provides a treasure trove of unique experiences. It has been a custodian of valuable art of centuries and features world famous items such as the Verdun Altar. The abbey is also Austria's oldest wine estate and its many award winning wines have earned a stellar reputation. As of May 2011, another highilght awaits visitors: the opening of the Abbey's treasury holding the Archducal Crown of Austria.