view from the Schlossberg
another nicely decorated house
the Rathaus (city hall) dates from 1887
some of the medieval paintings are on display
in one of the corridors you can still see the Medieval brickstones
the inner court of Schloss Eggenberg
Schloss Eggenberg just outside Graz
he wants a part of our warm Apfelstrudel. No Way!
Graz sits at the river Mur and is the capital of the Steiermark, formerly known as Styria, a state in Austria's southeast.
the Iron Age this region was inhabited by Celtic tribes. Later the Romans took over and during the Migration Period Visigoths,Huns and Slavs conquered or just passed through the area.
Since 1180 Graz has been the capital of Styria and for many
centuries was home to the Hapsburgs that lived in the castle on the Schlossberg that dominates the city.
6 universities with some 60.000 students that are catered for by scores of watering holes in the Old Town. Famous students and
teachers were Tesla, Keppler, Boltzmann and cat-lover Schroedinger.
The Schlossberg provides excellent views over the city.
Access is easy via the Schlossbergbahn. A historic monument on the hill is the Uhrturm, a clock tower from 1560.
attraction is historic Schloss Eggenberg, just outside town where you can watch the peacocks in nicely maintained gardens.
in May 2014.
statue for the unknown Knight that protected the citizens of Graz at night.
some buildings have elaborate paintings
the Chinese Pavillion from 1890
part of the fortified walls
the picture-perfect Uhrturm
the Kriegssteig stairs were build in WWI by russian prisoners of war
in the well maintained gardens a peacock blocks the road
the Kreigssteig has 260 steps