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Uhrturm, Graz

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Climb to the top of Uhrturm, the medieval clock tower offering a panoramic view of the city. Originally built as a medieval defense tower, the city paid Napoleon a ransom in 1809 to keep it from being destroyed when the other fortifications on the hill overlooking the city were conquered. The clock is unique in that the large hand shows the hour and the small one minutes. The small hand was added much later since the large one could be seen from the town at the bottom of the hill. Those with mobility challenges should take the tram or elevator to the top of the tower. Put Uhrturm at the forefront of your travel plans using our Graz travel itinerary planner.
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  • We visited the Uhrturm twice, once during the day and once at night. There's no other places in Graz that afford the panoramic 360-degree view of city. What's more, a high end restaurant in a glass cu...  more »
  • Thank you Graz for the Uhrturm and surrounding areas. We enjoyed a marvelous day pondering the paths to the Uhrturm. Keep it as it is, as it is perfect.  more »
  • Graz is a small city, easily covered on foot and this Clock tower sitting on a Schlossberg hill above the city center is the best it has to offer. You can reach it on foot (steep climb on the eastern ...  more »
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  • Beautiful clock tower dating back to the 13th century, which has been chiming on the hour since 1712. Best of all, it offers stunning views of Graz below. Well worth the 260 steps winding up the cliffside from the streets below.
  • Unbelievable panorama to the city. you can reach the Uhrturm through the stairway from South.
  • One of the oldest buildings in Graz located in Schlossberh fortress. The clock is first mentioned in 13th century but today shape is from 1560. There is a great view of surrounding area from that point and some benches to rest.
  • If you are in Graz this is one the places that's worth visiting - a nice garden and a really beautiful view.
  • nice view all the town.The hill is with nice park.Entry way is by lift,throw the hill or by steps.