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Medieval Ptuj and Maribor Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Ljubljana or Bled
"Departure from the hotel at 8:00 in the morning. Driving to Maribor the second biggest town in Slovenia. The city's character totally differ from Ljubljana and other western parts of the country. It is situated on the banks of the Drava River in the hilly countryside among the best vineyards. Maribor is renowned for its Lent area and oldest vine. After continue driving to the oldest town of Slovenia Ptuj which is located half an hour driving from Maribor. City Ptuj was mentioned for the first time by writer Tacitus already in the year 69. Numerous archaeological remains prove that the city experienced its first period of prosperity as the Roman the Provost church and the old city hall are also some of the must-see curiosities of the town worth seeing.  Wine tasting in the old wine cellar of Ptuj follows. Sightseeing of wine cellar
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Private Sightseeing Transfer from Vienna to Cesky Krumlov via Durnstein - Melk and Rosenberg castle
"Our driver will pick up you at 9:00 AM - recommended (or anytime you wish) at your hotel / port / private address and will travel through Durnstein a little town in the wine region of the extensive Danube valley called Wachau. The whole Wachau valley is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site (optional wine tasting tour). On the way we can visit the famous abbey of Melk then pass through historic Linz and right through to Czech republic. Another stop on the way could be a little village Rožmberk with a beautiful castle (optional castle visit) and then on to Český Krumlov to your hotel. Free time at all stops ( complimen"""Enjoy private sightseeing transfer between Vienna and Český Krumlov via Durnstein (a little town in the wine region of the extensive Danube valley called Wachau) Melk (famous baroque abbey) and Rožmberk (little town with a beautiful castle)"title=Highlights&1=Private+sightseeing+transfer+from+Vienna+to+Cesky+Krumlov&2=Have+four+hours+total+to+make+optional+visits+along+the+route+between+Vienna+and+Cesky+Krumlov&3=Visit+the+Melk+Abbey+or+RoEmberk+Castle+%28optional%29&4=Join+a+wine+tasti
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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

Town Hall Tips (6)

Rathaus (City Hall) and Advent

On the southern end of the main square lies the Rathaus. This the third building to be built on this spot to serve as the City Hall. In the center of the main square is y a fountain of Archduke Johann, The "Styrian prince", who founded the provincial museum Joanneum, which later gave rise to the University of Technology. During the Advent season, the Rathaus itself becomes a huge Advent Calendar, with the building lit up marking the days until Christmas. There are usually stalls with vendors selling crafts and refreshments. It has a wonderful holiday flavor and serves as one of the many Christmas markets during the month of December.

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Mar 16, 2004

Town Hall

The solid, chunky lines of the typically German town hall are a real stand-out feature of the town, and can be picked out with ease from the heights of the Schlossberg, even at night. The current model is the result of an architecture competition at the end of the 19th century. The loser of which went on to build the incredible, and not always popular, town hall in Munich a few years later.

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antistar
Mar 20, 2006

Rathaus

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 altered durin the 20th century. The original facade was even more ornate with statues and other decorative features but some of these were removed. Copies of the statues are gradually returning. (Think the town council realised their mistake!)
The huge town hall is one of the most dominant buildings in the whole city. A great panoramic view of the Rathaus can be seen from the Schlossberg, where the pale colour of the building stands out against the red roofs of the surrounding town houses.

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pure1942
Apr 16, 2008

Hauptplatz/Rathaus (Central Square with City Hall)

The Central Square and the City hall lie within the heart of the old town. IN 2002 the Haultplatz was revamped and given a new urban appearance by young Graz Architect Markus Pernthaler. The statue at the centre of the square was erected in 1878 as a memorial to the Styrian Prince, Archduke Johann.

There are also various stalls on the square that sell all sorts of traditional Austrian food, like sausages, and cakes and snacks.
The buildings around the square are also very ornate, pay attention to the lovely details on them.

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Feb 22, 2006
 
 
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Rathaus

Located on the south edge of the main square with its numerous market stalls. In actual fact, it is the third town hall to stand exactly on this spot. At the centre of the main square stands the Archduke Johann fountain, in commemoration of the 'Styrian Prince', founder of the provincial museum Joanneum which was to give rise to the University of Technology.

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Aug 26, 2002

Town Hall

The Town hall is located at Main Square. It has stall market in front of it, which does not leave very good impression on visitors, but maybe local people are used to of that view.

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Things to Do Near Graz

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Sporgasse

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...
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Hauptplatz

Graz's Hauptplatz is a wonderful square where you can find Graz's town hall, a bustling market and a lovely fountain. There are many ornate buildings next to the square. Graz Town Hall was originally...
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Cathedral

Graz Cathedral is also called St. Giles' Cathedral. It was built in 1462 by Friederick III on the site of an earlier Church of St Giles. In 1564 it was made into the court church, and in 1786 the seat...
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Palais Saurau

We walked uphill from the Hauptplatz in search of the carving of an armed Turk on the roof of the Palais Saurau. I must admit I walked straight past it first time. It is so high up it is difficult to...
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Kunsthaus

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,...
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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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