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Photos of Graz, the capital city of the Austrian state Styria (Steiermark)

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Museum of Keys (Schell Collection) in Graz, Austria Graz Austria, Museums, Keys, Europe, Collection, Key, Museum

Schell Collection in Graz

At the Schell Collection, also known as Museum of Keys (Schlüsselmuseum), you can learn a lot about keys, locks, chests and jewellery boxes. Another focus is on decorative ironwork used for house signs, grave crosses, windows and doors. Sources / More info Schell Collection (Website) [German]

Public art (Greened car by Bijari) in Graz, Austria Graz Austria, Urban Intervention, Capital City, Public Art, Car, Green, Automobile, Autos, Cars

Greened car by BijaRi in Graz

Well, what do you think if you suddenly see such a car in the streets of your city? If you think this is a sort of art work you are right. It is an urban intervention made by BijaRi, a group of architects and artists from São Paulo. BijaRi (Website)

At the inner courtyard of the priests’ seminary in Graz, Austria Priests’ Seminary (Website of Graz Tourism Office) Graz Austria, Austria Travel, Salzburg, Capital City, Priest, Alps, Tourism, Turismo, Travel

Priests' seminary in Graz

At the inner courtyard of the priests’ seminary in Graz, Austria Priests’ Seminary (Website of Graz Tourism Office)

Depiction of a praying mantis seen at a door of a Gründerzeit building in Graz. Graz Austria, Door Detail, Praying Mantis, Vienna, Clock, Doors, Gates, Insects, Landscaping

Praying mantis in Graz

Depiction of a praying mantis seen at a door of a Gründerzeit building in Graz. Praying mantis (Wikipedia) Gründerzeit (Wikipedia)

Inside a shop people of Graz are very proud of. Lena Hoschek was born and grew up in Graz and opened her first studio in this city as well. In the meantime she have become an international recognized fashion designer. Graz Austria, Shopping Websites, High Waisted Skirt, Store, Fashion Design, High Waist Skirt, Larger, Shop

Lena Hoschek shop in Graz

Inside a shop people of Graz are very proud of. Lena Hoschek was born and grew up in Graz and opened her first studio in this city as well. In the meantime she have become an international recognized fashion designer. Lena Hoschek Shop (Website)

Twin spiral stairs in Graz.The twin spiral staircase of Graz is located at the former castle (Burg) of the city. In German it is generally known as Doppelwendeltreppe or Zwillingswendeltreppe. It was built around Spiral Staircase, Staircases, Stairs And Doors, Graz Austria, Twins, German, Castle, Spaces, City

Twin spiral staircase in Graz

The twin spiral staircase of Graz is located at the former castle (Burg) of the city. In German it is generally known as Doppelwendeltreppe or Zwillingswendeltreppe. It was built around 1500. Decisions, decisions, which one should I take? Tip: The entrance to this staircase is inside the inner yard of Graz Castle (Grazer Burg). The door…

The manhole covers in Graz show the city arms. It is a Panther with flames from all body openings. The depiction is similar to the Styrian coat of arms. However, the Styrian Panther is horned and has only a flame … Continue reading → Graz Austria, Austria Travel, Ancient Rome, Capital City, Panther, Two By Two, Arms, Bucket, Cover

Manhole cover in Graz

The manhole covers in Graz show the city arms. It is a Panther with flames from all body openings. The depiction is similar to the Styrian coat of arms. However, the Styrian Panther is horned and has only a flame from his mouth, since 1926. Sources / More info Steirisches Landeswappen (Wikipedia) Grazer Stadtwappen (Wikipedia)…

The landmark of Graz is a clock tower, generally known as the Uhrturm. It is placed on top of a rock in the middle of the city so one can see it from many places. Near the tower, there is … Continue reading → Cool Places To Visit, Places To Go, Graz Austria, Capital City, Alps, Big Ben, Clocks, The Good Place, Brick

Clock tower of Graz

The landmark of Graz is a clock tower, generally known as the Uhrturm. It is placed on top of a rock in the middle of the city so one can see it from many places. Near the tower, there is a station for a special elevator. The shaft is located in the rock and links…

While walking through the Austrian sculpture park south of Graz I came across this artwork. Though I assume it is already named I wonder how would you name it? Graz Austria, Capital City, Beautiful World, Fighter Jets, Walking, Sculpture, Park, Artwork, Travel

Austrian sculpture park south of Graz

While walking through the Austrian sculpture park south of Graz I came across this artwork. Though I assume it is already named I wonder how would you name it? Austrian sculpture park (Website)

Kunsthaus (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Graz, Austria Graz Austria, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Capital City, Cool Places To Visit, Modern Architecture, Paris Skyline, The Good Place, Europe, House Styles

Kunsthaus in Graz

The Kunsthaus was built in 2003 and shows exhibitions of contemporary art. Because of its special architecture, it is generally known as the “Friendly Alien”. Contrary to a white cube the interior in the form of an irregular bladder gives the chance to enjoy bulky sculptures in an appropriate space. [German] Sources / More info…

War time steam locomotive BR in Graz, Austria Graz Austria, Steam Railway, Steam Engine, Steam Locomotive, Panzer, Capital City, Vacation Trips, Diesel, Around The Worlds

Steam locomotive BR 52.1227 in Graz

While waiting in the red train at the right side of the photo a huge steam locomotive stopped next to me. It was built in 1944 and one of the so-called war locomotives of the DRB Class 52. Well, I left my train on the spot taking this photo. Meeting such a dinosaur per accident…

The Murinsel in Graz is an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. It was designed by US artist Vito Acconci in Two footbridges connect the platform with both banks of the river. Places Around The World, Oh The Places You'll Go, Around The Worlds, Graz Austria, Visit Austria, Teaching Aids, Innsbruck, Capital City, Time Travel

Murinsel in Graz

The Murinsel in Graz is an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. It was designed by US artist Vito Acconci in 2003. Two footbridges connect the platform with both banks of the river. Inside the dome there is a café where one can watch canoeists driving along the river. [German] Sources…

Party venue Hasenstall in Graz, Austria Places Around The World, Around The Worlds, Graz Austria, Party Venues, Capital City, Painting, Painting Art, Paintings, Painted Canvas

Party venue Hasenstall in Graz

The entrance of a party venue in Graz named Hasenstall (‘rabbit hutch’). Hasenstall (Website)

The fairy tale grotto train of Graz, Austria Graz Austria, Train Tracks, Capital City, Fairy Tales, Old Things, Trains, Future, Party, Future Tense

The fairy tale grotto train of Graz

The old fairy tale grotto train of Graz closed with Jan 8th, and I was one of the last guests. When I was a child I used to ride this rail through the tunnels of a rock with my father. So today was a day full of memories. Many old fairy tales came to my…

 A cat observing people in front of an ice cream shop in my native town Graz, Austria. Cat Ice Cream, Graz Austria, Capital City, Cats, Shopping, Gatos, Cat, Kitty, Kitty Cats

The cat at the ice cream shop

Cute! A cat observing people in front of an ice cream shop in my native town Graz, Austria. I wonder what it is thinking right at that moment. Any ideas?

Every year an Eiskrippe (Christmas crèche carved in ice) is shown in one of the most fascinating places of Graz, a Renaissance court named Landhaushof. Graz Austria, European Vacation, Holy Night, Christmas Markets, Ice, Holiday Decor, Renaissance, Nativity, Beautiful

Nativity scene made of ice in Graz

Every year an Eiskrippe (Christmas crèche carved in ice) is shown in one of the most fascinating places of Graz, a Renaissance court named Landhaushof.