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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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  • Quiet, green, top of the city place. I loved its surroundings, the view from above. We were there twice, once by foot - pretty steep, even through the milder paths, and the second time with a funicula...  more »
  • Compulsory programme during the visit to Graz! With you eh not "gets around" when they visited the Schlossberg ;) The Outlook is also a dream! You can't say much more except that it is impressive!
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  • We climbed the 260 steps to see Urhturm as we felt the cost of 7 Euro each for the elevator was excessive. It was worth it in the end. The clock and gardens were beautiful and there was a lot to see b...  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. If my review and photos were helpful for you, please give me a thumbs up 👍🏼 Thanks!
  • Lovely view on all of Graz! Must visit! You can come up either by stairs from one side, or by foot up hill or by elevator :) from the bottom of the hill.
  • Panoramic view, old place, must see, enjoy in stairs and walk
  • 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.
  • Unbelievable panorama to the city. you can reach the Uhrturm through the stairway from South.

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Austria’s second-largest city offers a large selection of accommodation options for every type of traveler. Outside of the city’s core in the Lend district are more affordable lodgings. Roughly a ten-minute walk to the Altstadt, this area provides an economical alternative while still keeping you close to the attractions. If you’re willing to compromise on privacy, the best prices are in private accommodations in local homes. Often this means sharing a bathroom with other guests and occasionally even the homeowners. Look for signs saying
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