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Travel Blogs from Graz
... book had a wide range of hymns from Johann Sebastion and before, right up to the 1990's. We skipped queueing up for the bread but I did say a little prayer for the rain to stop. It was only drizzling when we came out so I am not sure if that counts. The climb up involved some serious stairs but it was well worth the views. The fortifications were destroyed by Napoleon in 180X, ...
The town has a central old quarter
which is remarkably preserved. The Holy Roman Emperor had a
residence here at one stage so the cathedral and many palaces of the
officials are suitable magnificent. This area, protected by the
overlooking schloss, survive the 2nd ww bombing but large
swathes of the surrounding residential area were destroyed.
The tourist office runs a walking tour
around the old city which worked really well for us as it ...
Wien to Graz
A leisurely packup this morning. We
have taken to breakfasts of the local dark heavy bread with cheese
and salami type sausage along with an expresso coffee.
We bought OBB train tickets to Graz
and this was obviously a mistake as they are very much dearer than
the internet prices I had seen previously (about X3). Even though the
train was sparsely ...
... The hallway floors are winding and never level. The buildings are curvy and built into the hillside. The interior is largely tiled with vivid colours and odd shaped tile. Initially it is quite overwhelming but as we have gotten used to it, it is quite attractive.
Everyone wanders around in a bathrobe and bathing suit ( and some, without the bathing suit). There are beds draped with diaphonous curtains, like ones on the beach in ...
... and 2 colleges, so the are lots of young people, poorly dressed wandering around. It does have a lovely Carillon that chimes 3 times a day. It was imported from Germany by a wine and beer merchant. He installed it, with 2 dancing figures in the tower above his store, as advertising.
The fortress was never taken in battle, but like the Salzburg fortress, it was surrendered to Napoleon who then blew it up.