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Photographer's Note

This is one my first photos in 2011. I took this two castles on the Schlossberg in Graz.

The word "Schlo遙erg" literally means "castle mountain", which describes it exactly. It is a hill topped by a castle, in the centre of the city of Graz, Austria.

Among Graz's most famous tourist attractions, the castle, never occupied until its partial demolition by Napoleonic forces under the Peace of Sch鰊brunn of 1809, was once a place of refuge for Graz's residents. It was turned into a public park on account of Ludwig von Welden in 1839.

The Schlo遙erg contains an "Uhrturm" (clock tower), which functions as a recognisable icon for the city. Near the Uhrturm there is a caf with views over the old town. Additionally, on the western side of the Schlo遙erg, there are two small caf閟, one with table service and the other one with self-service. Next to the terminus of the funicular railway there is a hilltop restaurant with views of western Graz.

There is also a Turkish Well that was built by Turkish slaves that was used to get water during times when Schlossberg was under siege. The water was routed from the nearby River Mur.

An open-air stage for concerts and performances is located in the cellars of the former fortress. Furthermore, you can see two bastions and the belltower. To reach the top of the hill one can either take the funicular railway (Schlo遙ergbahn), an elevator built inside the mountain, or one of the older sets of pathways and steps.

The Uhrturm or Watchtower I will show you later.

Have a good weekend!

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  • Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3757 W: 74 N: 5850] (47063)
  • Genre: 人物
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2011-01-01
  • Categories: 城堡
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-01-15 0:44
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