Travel Blogs from Graz
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... so wrong?
The small, industrial towns are neat, clean and pollution free with typical Alpine houses. Even the most non-descript town is postcard pretty. All the towns have churches with narrow, tall steeples that can be seen from a great distance.
The people we have met have been, without exception polite and friendly. Everyone seems to have some English and willing to give it a try.
Speeds signs appear to be ...