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City of Graz - Historic Centre

City of Graz - Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg: Graz is situated on the banks of the Mur River in the southeast of Austria. Graz is Austria's second largest city after Vienna. Graz is situated at the crossroads between Central Europe, Italy and the Balkan States. The historic centre of the city of Graz is famous for its harmonious blend of diverse architectural styles. Since the Middle Ages each century is represented by typical buildings. The historic centre of Graz is one of the best preserved city centres in Central Europe. Schloss Eggenberg lies on the western edge of the city of Graz. Schloss Eggenberg was built in the 17th century by Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg as a symbol of his status in the Imperial Court. The city of Graz is situated along the Semmering Railway, also an UNESCO World Heritage. The City of Graz - Historic Centre gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999. The UNESCO World Heritage site was extended by Schloss Eggenberg in 2010.

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City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre: The Hauptplatz is the market square of Graz, it was created in the Middle Ages. The monumental Erzherzog Johann...

City of Graz - Historic Centre: The Hauptplatz is the market square of Graz, it was created in the Middle Ages. The monumental Erzherzog Johann Fountain has adorned the market square since 1878. In the Middle Ages, Graz was an important centre of trade. Traders displayed their wares below wooden shopping arcades. The two Luegg Houses have now masonry arcades, the Luegg House in the corner of the market square is adorned with a 17th century stucco façade.

  1. City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre: The Hauptplatz is the market square of Graz, it was created in the Middle Ages. The monumental Erzherzog Johann...

    City of Graz - Historic Centre: The Hauptplatz is the market square of Graz, it was created in the Middle Ages. The monumental Erzherzog Johann Fountain has adorned the market square since 1878. In the Middle Ages, Graz was an important centre of trade. Traders displayed their wares below wooden shopping arcades. The two Luegg Houses have now masonry arcades, the Luegg House in the corner of the market square is adorned with a 17th century stucco façade.

  2. City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre: The 13th century Clock Tower on the 123 metres high Schlossberg is towering high above the historic city of Graz....

    City of Graz - Historic Centre: The 13th century Clock Tower on the 123 metres high Schlossberg is towering high above the historic city of Graz. The Clock Tower, the bell tower, is a landmark of the city of Graz. The Schlossberg is the hill in the centre of Graz, it offers beautiful views over the city. The City of Graz - Historic Centre gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999. 

  3. City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre: The Landhaus in the city of Graz has a fine Renaissance arcaded courtyard. The construction of the...

    City of Graz - Historic Centre: The Landhaus in the city of Graz has a fine Renaissance arcaded courtyard. The construction of the prestigious Landhaus building for the Styrian State started in 1557. Nowadays, the Landhaus still houses the provincial parliament of Styria. Graz is the capital city of Styria (German: Steiermark), a federal state (Bundesland) of Austria.

  4. City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre: The decorated vaulted ceiling of the Graz Town Hall, the town hall with its dome and corner towers has dominated...

    City of Graz - Historic Centre: The decorated vaulted ceiling of the Graz Town Hall, the town hall with its dome and corner towers has dominated Graz since the late 19th century. The town hall is adorned with statues depicting prominent Austrians. The town hall is the seat of the mayor of Graz, but there is also a café in the courtyard.

  5. City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre: The Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, a member of the House of Habsburg, is interred in the Imperial...

    City of Graz - Historic Centre: The Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, a member of the House of Habsburg, is interred in the Imperial Mausoleum in Graz. His heart is interred in the Herzgruft, the Heart Crypt, of the Church of the Augustinian Friars in Vienna. The mannerist mausoleum is connected to the St. Catherine's Church, one of the most important 17th century buildings in Austria because the oval dome was the first of its kind in Austria.

  6. City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg: Schloss Eggenberg, the Eggenberg Palace, is situated in a romantic park on the edge of...

    City of Graz - Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg: Schloss Eggenberg, the Eggenberg Palace, is situated in a romantic park on the edge of the city of Graz. The City of Graz - Historic Centre was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999. In 2010, the World Heritage was extended with Schloss Eggenberg, the most famous palace complex in Styria. The historic centre of the city of Graz is famous for its harmonious blend of diverse architectural styles.

  7. City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg: Schloss Eggenberg was built in the 17th century by Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg as a symbol of...

    City of Graz - Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg: Schloss Eggenberg was built in the 17th century by Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg as a symbol of his status in the Imperial Court. Schloss Eggenberg has a Baroque interior. Schloss Eggenberg houses European art from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, a Coin Cabinet and an Archaeology Museum.

  8. City of Graz - Historic Centre - City of Graz - Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg: Schloss Eggenberg has 365 windows, 31 rooms on each floor, 24 state rooms with 52 doors and...

    City of Graz - Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg: Schloss Eggenberg has 365 windows, 31 rooms on each floor, 24 state rooms with 52 doors and 4 corner towers, all refer to time, the 365 days of the year, the 31 days of the longest months, the 24 hours of the day, the 52 weeks or the amount of Sundays in the year and the four seasons.