Bundesland Steiermark Things to Do

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Bundesland Steiermark Things to Do

  • Schlossberg

    Graz Things to Do

    A giant slab of rock dropped right into the middle of the city was once the home of a powerful fortress, but now the home of a beautiful piece of parkland with amazing views over the city. The berg reminded me of a similar tree clad hill in my own town of Coburg, but this one was so close to the city center, with such staggering steep sides, that...

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  • Mur River

    Graz Things to Do

    Another piece of great architecture, this time a left-over from Graz's year as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2003, is a curved metallic island from New York architect Vito Acconci. It was only meant to be a temporary piece, but proved so popular that it has remained, becoming the site of a chic cafe and a place for sun seekers to hang out...

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  • Kunsthaus

    Graz Things to Do

    This has to be one of my favourite art exhibitions in Europe - it's worth a visit to Graz on its own. A combination of shocking architecture, and fascinatingly different artwork on display inside, makes for great entertainment. The building, designed by British architects Peter Cooke and Colin Fournier, is amazing. Dubbed "the friendly alien" its...

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  • Churches

    Graz Things to Do

    Barmherzigekirche, situated in a district Lend which is across the River Mur, is closly connected with the Roman Catholic Brothers known as The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God. The Hospitaller Order (some call them Brotherhood of Compassion) is dedicated to caring for the poor, the sick, the dying and the disabled. In 1615 Archduke Maximillian...

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  • Hauptplatz

    Graz Things to Do

    The main marketplace is just in front of the Town Hall, and usually a wide open space dominated by the monument to the "Styrian Prince", Archduke Johann. When I arrived it was still crammed full of Christmas market stalls, and they were squeezing in some New Year's event stage on top of that. The square was therefore a maze, and it was teeming with...

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  • Grazer Burg

    Graz Things to Do

    Across the road from the Cathedral is the imperial residence of the Burg. The building was started in 1438 by Emperor Frederick III, and before the end of that century its most famous architectural piece had been put in place: the double spiral staircase. These two intertwined staircases are known locally as the "stairs of reconciliation", because...

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  • Schloss Eggenberg

    Graz Things to Do

    An hours spent enjoying the castle grounds on a beautiful Autumnal day. There are museums and galleries inside but time was limited and outside was fantastic! Visited the planet garden and spotted more peacocks than I've ever seen at one time before I think! Lovely place to visit, entrance to gardens (Oct 2010) just 1 Euro.

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  • Landhaus

    Graz Things to Do

    Another look of the famous landhaus building with the clock tower on the top. Unfortunately, when I have visited the town, inner courtyard of the building was closed and it is definetelly the most interesting and the most beautiful part of it. During my following visit the inner courtyard was reconstructed and again accessible for visitors,...

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  • Cathedral

    Graz Things to Do

    Graz's Dom is not its most spectacular attraction. It's even outclassed by the Mausoleum which stands adjacent to it. Its high, plain, austere walls and gothic style don't catch the eye, and it is hard to get a good, clear view of the building from anywhere, even from on top of the Schlossberg. What it lacks in looks, however, it makes up for in...

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  • Sporgasse

    Graz Things to Do

    The old core of Graz, with its architecture, look alike more to the northern Italian cities rather then central European city. I have found here alots of simmilarities with Bolzano or Belluno even with Verona. Luegghaus is one of the most attractive building in whole of Graz, it is situated at the corner of the Main Square and Sporgasse. In fact,...

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  • Marienlift

    Graz Things to Do

    This is one of the remains of Graz being European capital of culture 2003. A glass lift going to nowhere, just up in the air. The fare costs 1 EUR. You are going up and the lift stops for 1 minute so that you can enjoy the view over the Herrengasse. The idea of it`s designer was to take humble human beings to the same height as the Mary`s column...

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  • Mausoleum

    Graz Things to Do

    Putting the lacklustre Cathedral to shame is the neighbouring Mausoleum, built in 1614 for the Archduke Ferdinand. Its multiple domed roof and graceful geometric lines produce a very pleasing look. I always find that a great piece of architecture is one that makes life easy for the viewer. If I can take many pictures from different angles and have...

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  • Town Hall

    Graz Things to Do

    The Rathaus (or town hall) is located in the Hauptplatz in the centre of Graz. The present day town hall was completed in 1893 and was designed by Wielemans and Reuter of Vienna. this building replaced an earlier town hall dating from 1803. This building had in turn, replaced an earlier building. The building has a beautiful facade, but it has been...

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  • Parks

    Graz Things to Do

    Right on the eastern edge of the city center is the enormous green expanse of the city park (Stadtpark). When I was there it was actually an enormous white expanse, with snow so deep it went up past my knee in parts, and I'm a long legged 6'2" (1.87m) tall. It was deep. And snowy. It looked great, though, especially on a Sunday winter's day, and...

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  • Glockenspiel

    Graz Things to Do

    Glockenspiele (carillon) is one of the emblems of Graz, a must see when visiting the town, its the most popular attractions and not for kids only. As a metter of fact I just couldn't take off my eyes of it until dancing and bells ringing didn't stop, and it takes several minutes while the clock bits full hour. It looks just magical, do not miss...

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  • Opera

    Graz Things to Do

    Its a magnificient opera house and you can just visit for pictures. But if you like opera (both modern and classc) you can have a wonderful performance. You can ask your hotel to give you the programme and they can book by telephone. Allo you have to do is to pick up the ticket before the show.

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  • Herrengasse

    Graz Things to Do

    The Herrengasse is a street which also hosts a cathedral, an arsenal, a piece of conceptual art and the regional parliament of Styria. There are no cars, only immaculate green trams shuttling past little tobacco kiosks and green stalls selling hot chestnuts. An old lady with immaculate silver hair peeking beneath her black velvet trilby strolls...

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  • Visit the many wine growers

    South Styria is often referred to the "Tuscany of Austria" because of the fine wines produced in the region. Therefore, it is a fantastic idea to come here during the wine festival (in the fall or October) and sample what's on offer from the many wine growers

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  • Klapotetz or Windmills of Styria

    As you drive along the Styrian countryside, you will notice some wooden windmills or Klapotetz in the fields or vineyards. The main purpose for these structures is to make noise as the wind blows and scare away unwanted birds from coming approaching the cropsI also came across the world's largest Klapotetz in South Styria (pictured)

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  • Austrian Wine Tour

    Styria is a wine growing region of Austria. They have excellent white wines and many wine producers are concentrated in such a compact area. The best way to have a taste of area and its wine, arrange a wine tour to Styria. You get to see the beautiful countryside, the grapevine covered hills, and have a taste of the excellent food and wine. The...

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