Tourist Attraction Grazer Glockenspiel in Region Graz: Position on map

Grazer Glockenspiel

Grazer Glockenspiel
About the author
last update on Sep 1, 2023
Travel Deals & Tips


Adult free
Youth free
Child free
All rates & fees
Rate the Tourist Attraction


The carillon is played three times a day.
© Graz Tourismus – Harry Schiffer The carillon is played three times a day.

The "Grazer Glockenspiel" (Graz Carillon) is located on the roof of the Graz City Hall, which is situated on the main square. The sight is a musical and cultural highlight that uses precise mechanisms to display both the sound and movement of the historically significant figures on the platform.

Procedure of a demonstration

To get the best view of the Graz Carillon, you should position yourself on the main square directly in front of the Town Hall. The performances of the carillon take place three times a day at 11:00, 15:00 and 18:00. After the hour strikes the specific times, a wooden ornate couple in traditional costume emerges from the bull's-eye glass doors in the gable of the building. The figures, created by sculptor Georg Winkler, dance and turn in sync to three songs being played. The melodies played by the bells range from traditional Austrian folk music to contemporary pieces. Above the figures is a moon phase display and a golden rooster that ends the performance by flapping its wings and crowing.

Historical Information

The Graz carillon is located in the city hall of the city.
© Graz Tourismus – Harry Schiffer The Graz carillon is located in the city hall of the city.

The Graz carillon has its origins in 1884, when the businessman Gottfried Maurer bought a house in Graz and had a carillon installed there. In 1905 the melodies of the 24 bells sounded for the first time. Since it looked as if the figures of the carillon were toasting visitors, Maurer was able to cleverly use the carillon to advertise his wine business. In 1929, Maurer handed over the carillon to the city of Graz with the condition that it continue to be operated. Only during the Second World War did the bells temporarily fall silent.

How to get there

By car: If you are arriving by car, you will find several parking garages and parking facilities near the City Hall on the Hauptplatz.

By public transport: Graz's transportation network is well developed and offers a convenient way to get to the Glockenspiel.

  • Tram: Graz has a streetcar network that covers the city well. Lines 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lead to Hauptplatz, which is in the immediate vicinity of the Glockenspiel.
  • Bus: Various bus lines also connect different parts of the city with the center of Graz.
  • On foot or bike: Graz is a pedestrian-friendly city and offers bike paths. Since the Glockenspiel is located in the center of Graz, it is easy to find.


Glockenspiel Graz | 01:23
Glockenspiel Graz 2023
Das Glockenspiel in Graz
Das Glockenspiel in Graz


Graz Tourismus
Glockenspielplatz 4
Travel Deals & Tips


Rate the Tourist Attraction
No posts available yet:
  • Nobody has posted on the wall of the Tourist Attraction "Grazer Glockenspiel" yet
  • Be the first to comment!
Login with Google+
  • Share your personal insider tip and create new entries
  • Explore fantastic outdoor destinations when and where you want
  • Find your dream destination or discover the world on the interactive map