Freiblick – The Rooftop Café in the Center of the Old Town

The Freiblick is a Tagescafé and part of Kastner & Öhler, the oldest and most prestigious department store (established in 1873) in the Old Town of Graz. From this rooftop café you get a whole new perspective on the Old Town of Graz, a UNESCO world heritage site. So the terrace is ideal to soak up the sun and to enjoy the view onto the many medieval roofs of the well-preserved Old Town of Graz. There is also a glass platform hanging over the Sackgasse to get a better look into the main street of Graz, the Herrengasse. So if you want to take a stunning photo of the Old Town of Graz with its rooftops and marvelous buildings, this place is ideal for this endeavor.

In this popular place we had a cappuccino, which was delicious and the staff is friendly and willing to help, even brought us extra pillows to sit on. This place is really a jewel in the rooftops of Graz and from here you have (one of) the best view onto the most famous landmark of Graz, the Clock Tower (Uhrturm) on the castle hill. The opening hours are aligned to the prestigious department store with tradition, Kastner & Öhler, meaning the Freiblick closes early at 7 pm weekdays and on Saturday at 6 pm. Sunday it is closed like the department store. But since this place is famous for its view the Freiblick is to be visited during the day, as ‘Freiblick’ in German can be translated as ‘panorama view’.

But see it for yourself what you can expect in terms of panorama:

And here is the slide show to enjoy the impressions:

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The Bottom Line: The Freiblick, located in the Sackstraße 7, in 8010 Graz, is a superb sky bar, a rooftop café to experience Graz from above and to get a totally new perspective. It provides a panorama view over the rooftops of the Old Town of Graz as well as a stunning view onto the famous Grazer Clock Tower.

From Graz with Love!
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann


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