Graz Schlossberg Tours
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The Graz Schlossberg is a public park on a hill in the center of the city of Graz that has been home to fortifications as far back as the 10th century. A fortress stood on the hill from the middle of the 16th century to the 19th century, with only the clock tower and bell tower spared by an invading Napoleon. The remains of the castle became a public park in 1839 including the two towers, a cistern and a couple bastions from the destroyed castle.
A great walking tour of the Schlossberg starts at the bottom of the hill at Schlossbergplatz, from where visitors can take the 19th century Schlossbergbahn funicular or the newer Schlossberg lift to reach the top of the hill. Once at the top, check out the bell tower, climb to the top of the clock tower for scenic views of the Old Town and relax at one of the several cafes. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch a concert in what was once the cellar of one of the old bastions. Head back down to the Schlossbergplatz via one of several footpaths or staircases and then check out the extensive system of tunnels underneath the Schlossberg that was created during World War II.
The Schlossberg is in the center of Graz and easily accessible from the Schlossbergplatz in the Old Town. Visitors can either follow one of several paths or staircases to the top or take the Schlossbergbahn funicular or the Schlossberg lift.
Address: Schlossberg, Graz, Austria
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Graz Schlossberg
This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Graz? Challenge accepted! Discover Graz during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle, and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the Dom and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Graz special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
How does Graz celebrate Christmas? How many Christmas markets are in Graz? Discover a wide variety of Styrian traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal products, including the traditional Glühwein. The Christmas and Advent special times bring magic to Graz's main square. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! You will experience the capital of Styria in a different perspective: filled with colors with its traditional offerings and particular vibes. Live an authentic Christmas with a walking tour around the main sights at main square of Graz. Visit the Christmas and Advent Markets and taste the exquisite seasonal gastronomy.
This Experience is provided by a private local. If you want to spice up your instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Graz and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! While strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the Art House or the unending stairs!), you will also get to know more about Graz and learn about its secrets from a local's perspective. Join me on this adventure and give your insta feed an upgrade! Make sure you don’t book this Experience too late, as you don’t want to miss the golden hour!
In this tour, visit the famous destinations of the city Graz. You will see: -The Fortress , located in the city center. -The medieval clock tower. -The Graz Museum which defines the history of the city. -The gothic and contemporary buildings of Altstadt. -The Bronze Punk Statue located on the main square. -The 15th century cathedral -First Opera house of the city.
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