Graz Off The Beaten Path

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    Tummelplatz

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 10, 2013

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    Graz is a really pleasant place to live and the right could be said to resenble a thumbnail verion of Vienna. Just as Vienna even Graz was the imperial city, where the seat of Empror Friedrich III used to be. ........
    During a day Tummelplatz is lively place

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    Christmas tree sellers in city parks

    by halikowski Written Dec 30, 2011

    Congregate in the city's parks, like Stadtpark, or in the Schillerplatz, for the ten days or so running up to Christmas. They have devised good wooden lattice supports to keep the trees upright. Rather romantic, in the run-up to the holiday week at home. Prices vary between 30-45 euros.

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    Ehrenhausen, the Castle

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 17, 2011

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    Ehrenhausen Castle

    On the top of the hill, above Ehrenhausen, is a Baroque castle of Rupprecht von Eggenberg (1546-1611), who was a member of famous Styrian family and highly recpected Austrian colonel-general. He was appreciated for his military skills and hero of the Ottoman wars, known in particularly for the Battle of Sisak (town in Croatia) in 1593 and the victory over the Turks. The castle was designed by the Graz court architect Giovanni Pietro de Pomis.
    A group of Styrian grape growers purchased the historical wine cellar of the Ehrenhausen castle in 1916, and the grapes are still processed there today.

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    Ehrenhause, the church

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 15, 2011

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    Ehrenhausen

    See the parish church built from 1752-1755 in the late Baroque style. Inside of the parish church you can see Pieta from early 15th century. We usually do not expect to see 15th century paintings in such a small village as Ehrenhausen is But then, isn't it the one of the reason why we all do travel to unknown destinations?

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    Ehrenhausen, near Leinbitz

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 30, 2011

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    Ehrenhausen

    The small village of Ehrenhausen is a must see when visiting Styria. It is situated near the town of Leibnitz in Southern Styria. Ehrenhausen is a starting point of the South Styria Vine Road. There are a beautiful late Baroque parish church (1752-1755), with Pieta from early 15th century and Mausoleum of Rupprecht von Eggenberg.

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    Ehrenhausen - the Mercedes oldtimers

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 31, 2011

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    Ehrenhausen is small village in the southern part of Austria and perfect place for a day trip while staying at Graz. If taking highway it's around one hour of drive from the city.
    By the time I was visiting Ehrenhausen there was Mercedes oldtimers parade and I made this picture by chance. Oldtimer parade is traditional, every August if I still remember well, gathering Mercedes fans from whole of Europe.

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    Schlossberg hill tunels

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 31, 2011

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    tunel under the Uhrturm
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    To be honest I dont like much the undergound tunnels and narrow corridors, feeling very uncomfortable if have to pass by. The feeling comes from my childhood when I was exploring an underground hole and was almost stucked inside.
    Anyway, there is a small underground train looking very much alike to those trains in the coal mines for exploring network of tunnels inside the Castle hill.

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    Neue Galerie

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is the interior of an interesting museum called "Neue Galerie"in the very centre of Graz, and even when you are not at all interested in the quite frequently changing exhibitions, this Gallery might be of interest for you, as it has a unique baroque staircase and a really beautiful fresco on top of these stairs.
    Just enter the house, NO need at all to care about the ticket-box next to the entrance, the exhibitions are on 1st and 2nd floor and the stair-case may be entered freely and without restrictions during the day !! - You will need an extra-wideange-lense in order to get a picture of that rather narrow staircase.
    The adress of the gallery is A-8010 Graz - Sackgasse 16
    It is the street leading from Hauptplatz to Kriegsteig.
    The exhibitions of the museum in Neue Galerie are open :
    Tuesday-Sunday 10.00a.m. - 06.00p.m., thursday untill 08.00p.m.

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    Stift Rein - 18km north of Graz

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Stift Rein - 18km north of Graz

    Stift Rein / Rein monastery is in a distance of 18km north of Graz and it makes certainly a great day-excursion, maybe in connection with the pilgrim-church in Strassengel and the open-air-museum in Stübing !
    Stift Rein is the oldest Zistersienser-monastery in the world, dating back to the year 1129. It is a boarding school today and well known for the beautiful interior of its basilica, the library and a few beautifully decorated rooms inside the monastery. You may enter the basilica freely and without restrictions, BUT all the rest of the monastery may be visited only by a guided tour - mostly at 11.30a.m. - BUT you better check in advance with the telephone-number indicated below !
    In order to get to A-8103 Rein, take the
    private "Watzke-bus" Nr.110 / 111 / 120 leaving at Lendplatz in Graz
    and leave the bus at Rein-Gemeindeamt !
    You may get there by your own car - 18km north of the city of Graz !

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

    by aramat Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Graz and became famous in the US as a body builder and actor. He is a citizen of honour of Graz and the city's new stadium was named after him as well. As he was elected governor of California on 7th October 2003, the Museum showing his early career will probably attract even more interest.

    The Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum is located in the Fitness Center Fitnessparadies, at Stadionplatz 1.

    The photo is from www.schwarzenegger.com.

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    interesting and sustainable architecture

    by picek Written Aug 9, 2010
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    ... 'organic' architecture is sprouting in city and it's please for an eye and heart to see it: on our walk to the city we found that little kindergarten (kindergarden) on Ghegagasse, just opposite to student homes to be good example of simple, yet nature friendly project. Grassy roof, wood - and landscaping around the playground makes it merge finely with its immediate environment.

    It's not tourist attraction, but it's interesting building to see.

    Address: Ghegagasse 14 - Lend district; it's parallel to Keplerstrasse. 20 minutes walk to city centre.

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    Turkish Man

    by Peterodl Written Jul 21, 2008

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    Above the streets of Graz there is a reason that you occasionally see people walking with their heads raised up. They're trying to find the Turkish Man that sticks out the window of one of the buildings.
    It's a fun thing to try to find, just watch out where you're walking.

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    Kanonenbastei & Garnisonsmuseum

    by globetrott Updated May 10, 2006

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    Kanonenbastei & Garnisonsmuseum on Schlossberg
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    The Kanonenbastei / Cannon-hut on Schlossberg dates back to the year 1544 and it was built according to plans made by Domenico Dell' Allio. Today you may visit a small museum inside this part of Schloßberg and these cannons have first served its purpose here on this very spot in oder to fight against enemies... later they were used also in order to warn the population of Graz of approaching enemies and of fire. Some of the cannons may be seen from outside of the museum, I also made my picture from the terrace in front of the Garnisonsmuseum.
    The Garnisons-museum is open
    tuesday-sunday 10.00a.m. - 05.00p.m.

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    Palais Saurau & a turque warrior in the facade

    by globetrott Updated May 10, 2006

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    Palais Saurau Goess is an interesting building in Sporgasse 25 :
    This building dates back to the year 1566 and first of all you might see an interesting sculpture at the top of the facade : a turque with a sword and a shield, who seems to be looking out of a window on top. Make sure, you will not miss this lovely decoration - you will pass by it on the left of Sporgasse, shortly before Karmeliterplatz, where the steep part of Sporgasse is finished and the street gets rather flat again.
    Palais Saurau is in private posession, but during the day you may also take a quick look into the beautiful innercourt with plenty of nice medieval arcades freely and without restrictions.

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    K&K Hofbäckerei Edegger Tax

    by globetrott Updated May 10, 2006

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    K&K Hofbäckerei Edegger Tax is a traditional bakery and confectionary in Graz / Hofgasse with a long tradition :
    Don't miss this great traditional bakery - HOFbäckerei is a title that only those backeries were allowed to use, that were delivering their goods to the royal court, and of course the taste of the emperor was a certain guarantee for perfect goods and service !
    Specialities like "Sissi-Busserl" and "Kaiser-Zwieback" may be tasted there still today !
    Hofbäckerei Edegger Tax with the golden royal eagle on top of their entrance-gate - that is certainly the most beautiful of all shop-facades in Graz. When you enlarge my picture, you may see some of the fine wooden decorations and inlaids, the whole facade was recently restored.
    Be prepared that this bakery is a bit more expensive than others in that area !
    Click on the link below and take a look at their interesting web-page !!
    The adress is : Hofbäckerei Edegger A 8010 Graz Hofgasse 6

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