Travel Graz a Splendid Gem in Austria

Graz is a delightfully relaxed city situated in the southeast of Austria. Located near the banks of the river Mur and the old town with its red roofs is dominated by the Schlossberg, the hill that rises above it. This World Heritage Site is a picturesque place, full of cultural attractions and the wonderful architecture of the baroque palaces of innovative modern buildings as the Kunsthaus, a gallery of British art design along the river. The city is compact and monuments are within walking distance from the market square Hauptplatz. The Landesmuseum Johanneum, a large complex of museums, is one of the oldest in the world, and includes the Alte Galerie with its superb Gothic painting. The Neue Galerie at the Palais des Herbenstrein century shows tables 19 and 20, including some works by Schiele and Klimt. The Cathedral, the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II (begun in 1614), Leech Church, the pedestrian area of ​​Old Town, the Schlossberg (Castle Hill) with its Uhrtrum (clock tower) and Glockenturm (bell) must also be seen. Some distance west of the city is Eggenberg Palace, the palace of the 16th century known for its state rooms and museums. More than any other provincial center of Graz preserves the old Kaffeehaus culture where visitors can sit all day with some coffee, watching the city life.
A splendid clock tower, the symbol of Graz, watches from the tree of dresses Schlossberg hill that is crowned by the ramparts of the 16th century. In the valley, the river Mur flowing rapidly over a bed of stones. Between the two lies the old town of great charm. Mark church towers with red roofs, narrow streets, alleys, plazas and large hidden courtyards. The architecture is a pleasing mix of color beautifully painted buildings marzipan facades of luxury, adorned palaces, Gothic and Baroque facades windows.
The architecture is the main attraction for visitors. Among the highlights is fabulous Italian Renaissance Landhaus courtyard, with three floors arcades. The Schloss Eggenberg, a baroque palace built in the seventeenth century, has an extraordinary interior dedicated to astronomical and mythological themes, like the Planet Lounge memorable. It is a fine cathedral, the Domkirche, with a cool exterior unusual during the next decade back in 1480, which is the baroque Mausoleum of Ferdinand II.
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Schlossberg Castle Hill

Schloss Eggenberg

Baroque mausoleum

The Landesmuseum Johanneum

the Kunsthaus Graz

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