Alter Telegraf Hotel
Travel Blogs from Graz
A lot of driving today sadly leaving the beautiful mountains, heading to Graz. Graz is the 3rd largest capital of Austria, but more of an industrial hub, no mountains etc. Our hotel is about 10km out of the city centre booked here because I couldn't get a city centre hotel, have learnt today that's because the Austrian Grand Prix is on, which is one of the huge races ...
Wednesday 28 May Schloss This morning we set to walk up the Schloss, the fortified area overlooking the town. It was raining so we popped into a church to have a little look around. A service was starting so we sat down and partook. A great organ and a singer led some of the hymns. Interesting hearing the hymns sung in German as they really are very syllabic, one note per syllable. ...
... operated by a chap with quite good English and a real passion for the
history and architecture.
As well as a pride in the historical
there is everywhere an interest in modern design and art. The
ultimate expression of this is the Kunst haus. A gallery of modern
art. We have affectionately labelled the building “the slug” as
it somewhat resembles some marine creature comfortably nestling in
amongst the baroque churches and 17century apartment blocks.
... br> The trip over the Semmering pass was
as spectacular as indicated in the literature. The train was a real
contrast to the rattletrap we recently took up to Albury. Very
smooth, free wifi on board, display screens with info about next
stop, speed, current location maps, and of course, on time.
At Graz we walked around to our
apartment. It is perfectly adequate and ...
Today, Brian pushed the envelope of his comfort zone, walking around this huge spa in a bathrobe and slippers...and that was before we ran into the naked man and woman heading to the sauna. That was enough to convince us to skip the sauna.
But there is lots to do in this very unusual spa. We have spent two days lazing around the thermal pools, getting pedicures, Reading and napping. Rogner Bad Blumau is reminiscent of Gaudi's architecture ...