Hotel Kern Buam
Travel Blogs from Graz
... year, with all the big names racing including Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, who is currently placed 3rd after all the warm up runs. Managed to squeeze in a visit to the city centre, taking in yes another high viewpoint, this time a small hill of approx 1800 m above sea level, so well below our holiday average! To get 3/4 to the top, we took this amazing lift which ...
... 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 ...
... But first we had lunch...traditional open faced sandwiches. Brian was hesitant but later agreed that they were yummy.
The old town is very walkable, with lots of narrow alleys and buildings with ornate decorations. The tour guide explained that for much of its history, Graz was poor and so people could not afford to rebuild houses; instead they put ornate Renaissance and Baroque facades on Medieval buildings. Graz also has ...