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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. A visit to Uhrturm represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Graz online travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • You must have seen the landmark of Graz. Top of the Schlossberg situated with a lovely view down on the city.
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  • What a nice view from the top and what a great history behind that big watch, the city sign of Graz, very romantic spot specially late afternoon  more »
  • The Clock tower is located on the lower side of the hill, and it is a part of the beautiful, old fortress. In order to get to it, you can either use a little train, climb the stairs, or use the elevat...  more »
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  • Great place to see almost full city from top of the hill... It has three ways to enter.. One through steps... A road which is having a small gradient... And through tram... In top u have small shops to buy souvenirs too... Crowded during weekends... One can use the same ticket which has been issued for bus/tram service to use the tram service to the tops of the hill.
  • Perfect weather in the Fall, small group of kids on a field trip but you would never feel it because Austrians have such class as well as culture. Take a step back in time as you observe the authentic Clock, take a view of the city, while hearing a gentleman playing an accordion within the proximity. Forever in my heart and soul.
  • Beautiful view over the city. Nice tower. Famous.
  • This is main symbol of Graz, its a huge clock but somehow I expected more. It maybe represents straighteners and cold-hearted strength of Germans people but somehow I expected a bit more warmmness in architecure. The view is nice, thought.
  • Amazing place with lovely scenery and nice foods and drinks, also got a traditional mall for Christmas gives a good filling to you
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