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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna
"You will be picked up at your central located adress in Vienna. between 6.45am and 7.15am from your hotel in Vienna. On the way you will be passing Wachau the Danube Valley with it's beautiful landscapes also world famous for its wines as well as for the imprisonment of King Richard and the Benedictine Monastery of Melk. Stop on the highway for breakfast (not included) at Ansfelden or similar place. Exit highway for Salzkammergut beside the overwhelming landscape with lakes and mountains it is the alpine scenery of ""Sound of Music"". You will arrive in Salzburg around noon.You will then enjoy a city walk visiting the most important sights like Mozarteum  Getreidegasse
From EUR119.00
 
Zell am See to Interlaken Day Trip with stop at Heidi Heidimuseum Heididorf Maienfeld
"Following a morning pickup at your hotel in Zell am See hop into your vehicle and relax on the journey toward Interlaken — gateway to the Swiss Alps. Cross the Austrian border with your private guide and head through the Principality of Liechtenstein. Along the way admire stunning views over the Austrian and Swiss countryside.Visit the historic town of Maienfeld — made famous as the setting of the 19th-century children’s story Heidi. Enjoy a 1-hour stop at Heidi’s village and Alpine hut (own expense) — the head onward to Interlaken where your tour will come to an end.""""Marvel at the beauty of the Swiss Alps and visit the Heididorf Museum in Maienfeld on this private 10-hour day trip from Zell am See to Interlaken. Leave Zell am See behind and travel through Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein to Switzerland with a private guide. Along the way
From CHF1,412.00
 
Zell am See Alpine Village Private Day Trip from Salzburg
"Zell am See – Nationalpark Hohe Tauern largest National Park in the Alps Zell am See is always a special holiday experience no matter if summer or winter. Explore the Castle of Werfen (in winter only photo stop) and the town of Zell am See ancient sites and spectacular scenery in secret areas of Austria on that tour to Zell am See. After your Salzburg hotel pickup this 7-hour day tour will take you to the castle of Werfen from the 11th century. Located right in the Salzach River Valley that village is off the beaten tracks and also away from all the famous Salzburg tourist destinations simply a local experience. The tour through the castle will take 1 hour (only in summer) after that you will enjoy the beauty of the mountains and nature on your way along the Salzach River to the highlight of that tour
From EUR850.00

More Local Customs in Graz

a scene of the victory over the turques in 1683

When you are inside the Mausoleum you may see this interesting painting in the very centre of the ceiling of Katharinenkirche :It shows the siege of Vienna by the turques and it shows emperor Leopold...
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May 11, 2006

Freiheitsplatz

The emperor Franz Josef was the greatest ever emperors of the Hapsburg family. He succseded in making so called K und K monarchy one of the most powerfull states in Europe and the rest of the world. K...
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croisbeauty
Apr 17, 2006

The Ottomans rule

In a very short period the town of Graz was under the Ottomans rule. Their main goal was to conquest Vienna, but with no succes at all. Not many traces of the Ottoman's rule can be seen in Graz today,...
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croisbeauty
Apr 17, 2006

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...
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croisbeauty
Apr 17, 2006

Be polite

Austrians are like the Irish - very polite. When you're in a bar/shop/brothel the common courtesy is to say "Gruce Got" (not correct spelling). It's all you have to say to someone and they'll...
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Boniek
Jan 10, 2006

Mülltrennung, people!

There is a thing which is not to be forgotten nor ignored while in Austria - Mülltrennung - dividing every kind of garbage into a separate can! It takes a lot of space [and a lot of cans] & is...
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polardabar
Sep 26, 2005
 
 
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Arnold Scharzeneger's birthplace

Graz advertises as birthplace of super movie star Arnold Scharzeneger. Well, in real Arnold Schwartzeregger was NOT born in Graz, but in Thal, a farmers village about 10 Km northwest of Graz (thank...
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matcrazy1
Feb 24, 2005

Hundebar

This bowl of water for dogs was offered on Sporgasse (I'm sorry I don't remember the name of the bar, they would deserve to be mentioned) and I love the idea very much: it's so simple, but shows care...
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aramat
Oct 11, 2003

The Opera

Graz is a very musical city. Not only did Europe's first jazz faculty open in its university, but the west bank is home to a several delightful little boozers offering live Turkish and Croat folk...
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Imbi
Dec 22, 2002

Graz has the only university...

Graz has the only university in Europe where you can study jazz. Consequently, lovers and connoisseurs can get some musical gems for free - from the students who earn a few extra bob busking in the...
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oja
Aug 25, 2002

Hot chestnuts

Similar stalls can be found in various parts of the city: the roasted chestnuts smell good, taste great, and holding the little bag warms the hands in winter.
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aramat
Oct 11, 2003

Top Hotels in Graz

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Kaiser-Franz-Josef Kai 30, Graz, Styria, 8010, Austria
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Schonaugasse 53, Graz, Styria, 8010, Austria
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Europaplatz 12, Graz, Styria, 8020, Austria
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Grieskai 4 - 8, Graz, Styria, 8020, Austria
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Sackstrasse 3-5, Graz, Styria, 8010, Austria
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Grieskai 11, , Graz, Steiermark A-8011
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Top Things to Do in Graz

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Schlossberg

On the west-facing steep and stony cliff facing the river are 'hanging gardens', called I think the Herberstein gardens after the most famous noble family dominating the city's early modern history....
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Churches

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...
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Landhaus

Graz's historic landhaus is located on Herrengasse not far from the town hall. Before the landhaus was built leaders from different parts of Styria used to meet in various castles and monasteries, but...
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Grazer Burg

The Burg is just across the road from the cathedral. This building dates from the fifteenth century. The Burg was the official headquarters of the regional government. It is famous for its double...
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Mur River

Graz has a mixture of very old and ultra-modern sights. The alien looking art gallery on the Mur Insel is one of the ultra-modern ones. The Mur Insel is an artificial island on the Mur River. It is...
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Kunsthaus

This strange looking building is located on the banks of the River Mur and was commisioned to coincide with Graz's position as European Capital of Culture in 2003. The building was designed by the...
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"Graz & A.Schwarzenegger's favorite Icecream"
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"GRAZ"
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"Graz - World Heritage and Cultural Capital"
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"GRAZ"
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"Graz: 2003 European Cultural Capital and More"
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