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Ways to Get to Schlossberg Castle

Schlossberg Castle is located on a 70-meter mountain. It is one of the attractions of Graz. You can use one of three ways to get to it. The first way is a walk up the 260 steps of a zigzag staircase built in the XII century. The way will take 30 minutes. There are viewing platforms on some levels of the stairs. You will relax, admire the beautiful view and take beautiful photos here.
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Using the elevator is the second way. It is located in the mountain. The elevator moves through a tunnel carved in stone. You will pay 1.30 euros for travel. However, the funicular is considered the fastest and the most convenient way to get to the castle. You will find it near the Murinsel restaurant. It is located on the Moore River. This restaurant is like a UFO. The ticket costs 2.1 euros. However, if you have a ticket to move around the city, valid for 3 days, you will climb the funicular for free, presenting it to the cashier. You will sit in a booth and you will be near the castle in a few minutes.

Sports at the Schladming Ski Resort

The Schladming Ski Resort is located 190 kilometers from Graz. You will spend time here enjoying an active holiday. You can ski at any time of the day on the slopes, regardless of whether you are a beginner skier or a professional. The trails are well lit at night. Their total length is 191 kilometers. You will also ride on a sled on special slopes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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If you prefer snowboarding, then go to the Hauser Kaibling area. You will find a snowboard park, a free-rider track, a border-cross track and a springboard here. You will also use the border-cross track and half-pipe in the Planai area. The half-pipe is 100 meters long here. You will also visit the fun park. If you do not have enough bright impressions, then take a flight on a hang glider.
Graz - Opernhaus The season and number of days of stay at the resort affect the price of the ski-pass. A magnetic card valid for 1 day costs 45 euros in the low season from April 2 to December 18. A six-day card in the same season costs 224 euros. You will pay 48.5 euros for a one-day ski-pass in the intermediate season from 9 January to 29 January. The price of a ski-pass for 1 day is the same in high season from December 19 to January 8 and from January 30 to April 1. You will pay 232.5 euros for a six-day ski-pass in the intermediate season and 241 euros in the high season.
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Lurgrotte Caves Tour

If you are interested not only in history but also in natural attractions, you can visit the cave complex called Lurgrotte. It is located 30 kilometers north of Graz. It takes 25 minutes by car to get there. The cave complex was opened on April 1, 1894. However, it became famous after an unpleasant event. It happened on April 29. 7 cavers were unable to get out of here on their own due to rising water levels. They were saved after all.
Graz - Schlossberg Lurgrotte is open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm every day from mid-April to October. You can visit this place from 11 am to 2 pm on weekends and holidays from early November to April 14. You can take a tour of it as part of a group of 5 people. You will pay 7.5 euros for this. The path for tourists goes around the stone statues that will remind you of the heroes of fairy tales.
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You will also see beautiful stalactites and an underground river. It often floods the cave halls. You will visit the "Almenland". It is 100 meters long and 28 meters high. You look at the huge blocks and sintering columns here. You will reach the most secluded hall. You will admire the stone altars formed by cascades of golden-colored flows here. You will become a spectator of light and sound performance during a tour of the caves. It takes place in the grotto "Big Dome". It is 120 meters long and 40 meters high.
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Survived castles around Graz
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Gösting' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ruine Ligist' , 18.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Krems' , 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Gutenberg' , 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Wildon' , 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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