Photographer's Note

The Schlossberg (Castle Hill), at 473 metres (1,552 ft) above sea level, is a tree-clad hill, and the site of a fortress, in the centre of the city of Graz, Austria. The hill is now a public park and enjoys extensive views of the city.
The Schlossberg lies in the center of Graz. The mountain is easily accessible by the Schlossberg funicular that carries the passengers from the foot of the mountain all the way to the top. It is also easily possible to reach the top by walking. A series of steep staircases lead directly to the large clock tower, and a serpentine path on the opposite side of the mountain also leads to the top and ends up in nearly the same place as the stairs.

View of clock tower (Uhrturm) and town hall in backgrouund

The City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg bear witness to an exemplary model of the living heritage of a central European urban complex influenced by the secular presence of the Habsburgs and the cultural and artistic role played by the main aristocratic families. They are a harmonious blend of the architectural styles and artistic movements that have succeeded each other from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, from the many neighbouring regions of Central and Mediterranean Europe.

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