There are a number of charming lanes lined with shops and boutiques. In the Middle Ages Graz was an important trading center and this old tradition is reflected in today’s great number of stores. The city’s largest shopping street is Herrengasse offering all kinds of shops and resting places. Art lovers should head for Sackstraße boasting beautiful antiques as well as modern and innovative arts and crafts. For this reason Sackstraße is also known as “Art Mile”.