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Murinsel (Island in The Mur), Graz

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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 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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  • Why did the city fathers allow the building of this awful structure in the middle of a pleasant river? It is awful. And when you walk onto the island there is nothing there. 
  • I went to Graz specifically to see Murinsel and Art Museum building with my own eyes. It was difficult to understand how those 2 modern constructions fit into baroque beauty of Graz everywhere. It fit...  read more »
  • Extraordinary artificial island on the river Mur. Constructed in 2003, in the year Graz was Cultural City of Europe. Nice to walk over, to stay some time there and relax or to have some refreshment in...  read more »
  • Its an awesome chilled place with inside and outside seating, on the river just peaceful
  • A modern inspired artificial island in the middle of the river that houses a cafe. Bridges connect it to both banks. It makes a convenient crossing point for the river. A nice spot for a coffee and to take pictures from and to take pictures of.
  • Sucky Gay
  • Unique place where you can rest and enjoy the view and the river sounds after sightseeing.
  • a little modern cute-different cafe-bar-restaurant in the midle of the river.. it feels like been in a boat or aquarium!
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