Murinsel (Island in The Mur), Graz

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The Murinsel in Graz, Austria, is actually not an island at all, but an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. This landmark of Graz was designed by New York City artist Vito Acconci on the occasion of Graz becoming the 2003 European Capital of Culture.The building is in the form of a giant sea shell and measures 47m in length. Two footbridges connect it with both banks of the Mur. The center of the platform forms an amphitheatre. Below a twisted round dome there is a café and a playground.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Interesting architecture, free of charge for visitors, excellent store for modern souvenirs. We had coffee at reasonable price, staff was polite. Good place to kill half and hour.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The beautiful island of metal and glass in the Mur River in the city centre. Has a restaurant. Although very different from the traditional architecture of the surroundings, integrates well the scenery and creates a nice contrast
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  • August 9, 2017
    Went to see this just because it is so unique. There is an amphitheater and a coffee shop/bar in the Murinsel and the views are wonderful. At night, the Murinsel puts on a light show, changing colors ...  more »
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  • October 5, 2016
    An engineering marvel.
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    Must-see in Graz
  • April 24, 2017
    To do this, everyone should make a picture.
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