Gingerbread land, a fairytale...
Visit the old churches, clock tower (for the views) and historic homes. 1. Setting my teeth into a very large vanilla slice at a cosy cafe.
2. Feeling as though I was set in a fairytale, due to the surroundings of forest and ornamental buildings.
3. Eating Mozart chocolate balls and sipping Mozart thick chocolate liqueur... yum!
In the old town, and particularly around the Hauptplatz, there are beautifully decorated buildings.
The house in the middle (at the corner of the Hauptplatz and the Sporgasse) is called Luegg. It comes from the phrase "ums Eck lugen", meaning to peek around the corner. It's has been a busy spot since the 13th century.
The Holy Trinity
The Grazers are devoted and practicle catholics, there are many signs of it in the town. This beautiful Holy Trinity column stands on the vegetable market, which is situated on the right bank of river Mur right opposite to the castle hill.
When we came back down from Schlossberg I think we took a wrong turn somewhere and after a while wandering the streets we ended up near the opera house. It's about a 10 minute walk back to Hauptplatz from here. Not really worth coming down to see, unless the farmers market behind the opera house is on.
Beautiful country to visit.
It seemed that the area for the vineyards is relatively small and can be visited in a day or two depending on the number of visits to the wineries. Seriously it is an area a little like Tuscany, I am told, but it it is good walking country and a photographers dream location.
Old house, wine presses and vines festooning the house, make for some fine pics.
Southern Styria and the Wine roads are south of Graz, close to the Slovenian border and to the west of the main highway between Graz and Maribor.