On 1 January 2013 it had a population of 300,002 (of which 269,417 had principal residence status).
Its "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centers in Central Europe.
Politically and culturally, Graz was for centuries more important for Slovenes than Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and still remains influential.
In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites.
Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - born and raised in village Thal village, 2 km from Graz.
Next, images, July 2012:
University of Graz
Stadthalle Messe Graz
Mur - after storms
Dome - front view
Dome - back view
stairs to Schlossberg
enter to Schlossberg
Kunsthaus from Schlossberg
Rathaus from Schlossberg
Dome from Schlossberg