Schlossberg, Murinstel and Kunsthaus of Graz

Schlossberg, Murinstel and Kunsthaus of Graz

Schlossberg or Palace Mountain is one of the top things to do in Graz. Not about the square called Schlossbergplatz but to get to the Castle Hill. You can either get up there by a steep stairway where you can be rewarded by the gorgeous view at the Mur River or by a small train, or by an elevator. There you can see the landmark clock tower on the mountain built in 1560. Do also check out the Lumpenglocke (the oldest bells of the country) with its special feature on its hands. You will notice t... [ read more ]

Cultural Treasures of Tyrol

Cultural Treasures of Tyrol

The cultural gem in Tyrol is the Tyrolean Provincial Theatre or "Tiroler Landestheater" which can be found near the historic Old Town in Innsbruck. It is surrounded by the Imperial Palace, the Hofgarten and the SOWI Faculty of Innsbruck University. It offers a diverse program for people with different tastes and interests in the arts scene. Quite a large house as it has a capacity of 800. Designed by Karl Probst from Munich, the theatre has repertoire that includes opera, drama, musicals, danc... [ read more ]

Romantic City Tower, Casino & Cathedral

Romantic City Tower, Casino & Cathedral

Climb the City Tower that is dated back to 1450 as it offers fantastic view of the Nordkette mountain range and Old Town. Though it was once a prison, it is a romantic place surprisingly as a wonderful landscape over the city centre on top of the tower awaits you and your loved one. There are beautiful houses on the river Inn. To do the climbing, be prepared there are 148 stairs before getting to the top. From October to May, it is open from 10am to 5pm. As from June to September, it opens fro... [ read more ]

Renaissance Porch & Alpengarten Patscherkofel

Renaissance Porch & Alpengarten Patscherkofel

Patscherkofelbahn ©ethersong/flickr The place where Tirol's national hero, Andreas Hofer is buried is Hofkirche. It is a little cloister or enclosure yet a lovely Renaissance porch for relaxing, imagine a lofty Gothic nave with three aisles. You can find a gallery and small statues of the patron saints. Do watch out for that original wooden organ dated back to the year 1560 which is still functional today. Alpengarten Patscherkofel The Alpine Garden, Alpengarten Patscherkofel is a garden ... [ read more ]

Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Hofburg Palace, Vienna

The Habsburg dynasty was principally living in the Hofburg Palace in the wintertime. Habsburg dynasty who were rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire were housed in the Hofburg Palace. Now it is the official residence of the President of Austria. Palatial Complex It is a huge palatial complex that had been expanded over the centuries. Exploring the residences within Amalienburg, the Naturhistorisches Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Hofkapelle chapel, the Burgkapelle chapel, the... [ read more ]

The Medieval Maria Theresia Strasse

The Medieval Maria Theresia Strasse

In the background with the majestic mountain range of Karwendel, you will find the Maria Theresia Strasse or Maria Theresa Street as it is so close to the medieval old town. Next to a beautiful historic town center, museums, buildings with an old world charm, churches, it is an interesting boulevard. With such an interesting view of the Baroque Triumphal Arch that represents the emblem of this concomitant city. Leading you to the medieval Innsbruck, you became funneled through and all around ... [ read more ]