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Graz is an ancient city and a capital of Styria region of Austria. In XII century Graz was an amazing residence of Habsburg dynasty that left to the city its historical district, the Old City, which is in great condition even after so many centuries. Here you will also find buildings, houses, inner yards decorated in Renaissance style. Starting from 1894 here works Scholssberg cableway. It raises tourists on a green mountain with the same name (473 meters above the sea level). The cableway works with the inclination of 61%. On the peak you will be able to see the ruins of an old watching tower.
In order to get acquainted with the multifaceted culture of local residents, travellers are recommended to visit colorful national holidays that take place in Graz every year. Each … Open
The “heart” of Graz is a chapel located in the middle of the main square of the city. The chapel is equipped with one of the oldest bells in the country and original clock mechanism. Here, on the square of bell ringing – Glockenspielplatz – you can see an amazing performance on 11 a.m. and on 3 and 6 p.m. When bells start ringing, small doors open on a pediment of the building and people can see moving mechanical boy and girl with national costumes who start dancing. This tradition is followed for over a hundred of years.
Arsenal or armor chamber is one of the city’s attractions. It is located near Landhaus – a masterpiece of fortress architecture by Domenico dell'Allio. The building is used as a museum that exhibits the largest collection of historical weapons. Copyright
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Graz
♥   Shopping area ' Herrengasse' Graz, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Graz
♥   Castle 'Schloss Eggenberg' , 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Graz
♥   Nature Park 'Almenland' , 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Falkenstein' , 46.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Mariborsko jezero' , 56.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Jareninski dol' , 57 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Negova in Negovsko jezero' , 65.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Graz from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Underwater Park Gruner See

From the series “Top 16 most unusual and original parks and gardens”
Gruner See name literally translates as Green Lake. The color of water in the lake is really green. That’s because its bottom is covered with thick green grass and bushes. Travelers who don’t want to dive into the icy water can relax at a number of special recreation areas with benches and nice bridges. It’s very convenient to enjoy one of the most amazing natural sights of Austria from there. With the onset of frost, the lake gradually reduces its scale. In winter, its depth is only 1-2 m. … Read further

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

From the series “Famous museums of world celebrities”
It is also worth noting that the old house of Arnold accurately recreates the design of the past years; ambience in the kitchen is recreated in a very exact way. At the opening of the museum in 2011, fans of the actor came from around the world. Schwarzenegger himself also participated in the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. The actor noted that the museum became a symbol of the will and the fact that absolutely everyone can achieve a great success. … Read further
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