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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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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • May 23, 2017
    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.
  • April 20, 2017
    Unbelievable panorama to the city. you can reach the Uhrturm through the stairway from South.
  • January 4, 2017
    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.
  • January 5, 2017
    If you are in Graz this is one the places that's worth visiting - a nice garden and a really beautiful view.
  • January 20, 2017
    nice view all the town.The hill is with nice park.Entry way is by lift,throw the hill or by steps.

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