Graz

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Graz, Thallerhof international airport. With a terrace for people to watch planes taking off/landing.

Graz is the capital of the province of Styria, 124 miles Southwest of Vienna and with a population of approximatelly 250 000 habitants.

From day 1 Graz was full of surprises for me, a new discovery awaited at every corner: hidden alleys, romantic inner courtyards, ornate facades and magnificent buildings. Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque and Nuvo architecture interwave to form the "best preserved city center of central Europe" dessignated in 1999 as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO.  In 2003 Graz was awarded the status of "Europe's cultural capital"/

I was asked before leaving the city what did I enjoyed the most about staying in Graz. I believe it was the combination of stunning natural beauty, the city is completelly surrounded by mountains; impressive architecture and complementing the picture: the people of Graz, all the local people I had the opportunity to interact with were very proud of the city and extremelly nice, warm and welcoming towards us the visitors. Hey!  I even had the opportunity to dance Salsa with the Austrians in Graz, I definitivelly was not expecting that.

giotravel says:
thank you, definitivelly had a lot of fun in your hometown!
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009
chrissini says:
it was great to read your entry and see all the pictures. i saw graz through different eyes :)
Posted on: Apr 25, 2009
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Graz, Thallerhof international air…
Graz, Thallerhof international ai…
Gio in Graz
Gio in Graz
My first picture in Graz, outside …
My first picture in Graz, outside…
Main facade of the cathedral
Main facade of the cathedral
The Cathedral of Graz, (Domkirche)
The Cathedral of Graz, (Domkirche)
View of the 3 towers of the cathed…
View of the 3 towers of the cathe…
Across the street from Hauptplatz …
Across the street from Hauptplatz…
Random street same area as we walk…
Random street same area as we wal…
Little show happens here at the ho…
Little show happens here at the h…
Impressive Wooden facade of the ol…
Impressive Wooden facade of the o…
Tram car
Tram car
Magnificent Town hall (Rathaus)
Magnificent Town hall (Rathaus)
Square across the street from the …
Square across the street from the…
Plaza across the street from the o…
Plaza across the street from the …
Hauptplatz
Hauptplatz
Me in the Hauptplatz
Me in the Hauptplatz
Hauptplatz
Hauptplatz
random street
random street
Hauptplatz
Hauptplatz
Landhaus Courtyard,  masterpiece o…
Landhaus Courtyard, masterpiece …
Arches in the Landhaus courtyard
Arches in the Landhaus courtyard
details, details, details, it is a…
details, details, details, it is …
painted house
painted house
Art Nuvo.
Art Nuvo.
German and Austrian coallegues, br…
German and Austrian coallegues, b…
Mur and Mur insel
Mur and Mur insel
Giovanni on the river Mur
Giovanni on the river Mur
river Mur and Murinsel
river Mur and Murinsel
Mur insel, island on the river Mur…
Mur insel, island on the river Mu…
In the Mur insel
In the Mur insel
Into the Mur insel
Into the Mur insel
From the Mur insel,
From the Mur insel,
Close up
Close up
University of Graz, hospitals,
University of Graz, hospitals,
Old hospital, fully functional of …
Old hospital, fully functional of…
Old hospital of the University of …
Old hospital of the University of…
Church and monastery: Maria Hilfer…
Church and monastery: Maria Hilfe…
Main facade of Maria Hilferkirche
Main facade of Maria Hilferkirche
Dinner with coallegues.
Dinner with coallegues.
This is what I had for dinner....
This is what I had for dinner....
It looked like this....
It looked like this....
and desserts/
and desserts/
Surprise.... Austrians dance Salsa…
Surprise.... Austrians dance Sals…
My new friend, Austrian travelbudd…
My new friend, Austrian travelbud…
VIews from Martins flat
VIews from Martin's flat
View;s from Martin flat....especta…
View;s from Martin flat....espect…
Suburbs of Graz
Suburbs of Graz
Burg, built in 1499 by emperor Max…
Burg, built in 1499 by emperor Ma…
This is a spiral staircase (Wendel…
This is a spiral staircase (Wende…
Stairs to go up the Schlossberg.
Stairs to go up the Schlossberg.
Catching my breath while climbing
Catching my breath while climbing
the top of the hill
the top of the hill
Graz and the Museun of Modern Art,…
Graz and the Museun of Modern Art…
close up to Kuntshaus
close up to Kuntshaus
Graz from the Schlosberg
Graz from the Schlosberg
Another view while climbing the hi…
Another view while climbing the h…
at the top of the hill
at the top of the hill
Schlossber bar and restaurante at …
Schlossber bar and restaurante at…
This was my very first Schnitzel!
This was my very first Schnitzel!
Austrian red,very good!
Austrian red,very good!
TB Martin, was so great on my firs…
TB Martin, was so great on my fir…
Styrian sunset
Styrian sunset
Styrian sunset
Styrian sunset
Hotel Zum Dom
Hotel Zum Dom
My room at the Zum Dom hotel in Ol…
My room at the Zum Dom hotel in O…
Hotel Zum Dom, old house restaured…
Hotel Zum Dom, old house restaure…
Graz
photo by: Baosafari