The Schlossberg Hill in Graz

The Schlossberg Hill in Graz

Graz is a city with an undeniable charm and a rather surprising trendy air. The architecture around the city of Graz is punctuated occasionally by some strange buildings, and nothing can be more unexpected as the Art House known as the Kunsthaus, which at first glance seems to be a suspended balloon. The Hauptplatz marks the Old Town, linking several major streets. The city of Graz is dominated by the fortress called the Grazer Schlossberg. The Schlossberg is among the main attractions in... [ read more ]

Things to do in Graz

Things to do in Graz

If you are planning to visit Austria, you must see Graz. The Uhrturm or the Watchtower is the home to one of the oldest bells in Austria and it is absolutely beautiful to see. Until today, it still serves a practical function. Amazingly the hands of the clock work the opposite way to conventional clock. So what you will notice is the small hand representing the minutes while the big hand represents the hours. You may say this is much easier to read since its construction in 1560 and wonder why... [ read more ]

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 ]