Graz is the second largest city, which is located in the southeast of Austria, on the territory of Styria land. The city is full of parks and greenery, sounds of the river, rushing through the city center. Its architectural appearance is harmoniously complemented by palaces in Renaissance and Baroque styles, mixed with the best modern buildings that give it a special charm and color.
The historic center of Graz (Altstadt) was originated during the reign of the Habsburg dynasty .Altstadt is considered to be one of the most elegant cities in Europe. This splendor is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
The central part of the Old Town is the area Hauptplats. The most outstanding monuments are considered to be Graz Schlossberg castle and the symbol of Graz - the clock tower Urturm. These architectural masterpieces are located on the mountain which is 475 meters high above the sea level.
Noteworthy in Graz are:Art Museum New Gallery,the building of land Parliament Landhaus, built in Renaissance style, the mausoleum, erected in the beginning of 17th century, representing itself the tomb of Emperor Ferdinand II, and the Museum of Contemporary Art "Kunsthaus".
Graz Castle is located nearby from the Cathedral of St. Egidio. Eggenberg Castle is situated on the outskirts of Graz. The latter is also listed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. City of Graz is not only the monuments of architecture and art. Styria land, where it is located, is famous for its wines. So that is why "wine" tours for wine connoisseurs are organised here.. There are many places where you can relax. By the way, on the ruins of the Schlossberg there is an open stage, where performances are hosted regularly. In general, Graz is the perfect place to relax. After Vienna, Graz and the region is likely to have no equal in Austria in the number of attractions.
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