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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 ...
... were still quite a lot of brickwork as well as a clock and a bell tower. Apparently the city paid a ransom to save these. We have a long day travelling tomorrow getting up at 4:30 so we spent the late afternoon packing and clearing up. We have been without internet at our accomodation but there is free city internet in certain areas so we have been able to plan our transport using ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... is one of the few surviving dual stairways. The 'kissing' nickname comes from the design. The man and woman each take a different side of the spiral stairway and they meet at each landing for a kiss.
Graz is the second largest city in Austria and shares a similar past with other cities we have visited. The conflict between the Catholic and Protestant churches and the Hapsburgs building their empire shaped much of the cities ...