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Photographer's Note

The Schlossberg (which literally means castle-mountain) still dominates the landscape of Graz. The massive fortifications of centuries past have mostly been leveled. The Clock Tower dating from the 13th century is the city's landmark (the clock still works, but take a close look and it might strike you as a bit peculiar).
From the Schlossberg, hill dominating the old town (475m or 1,558 ft high) is the stunning view over the medieval rooftops of the old-town. An impressive bastion is a remnant of the former mighty fortress, which was literally unconquerable. Even Napoleon could not overcome these walls. So, after a victory over the Habsburgs in 1809, he had the fortress demolished. Luckily, the burghers of Graz agreed to pay a huge ransom and saved the Clock Tower from the same fate.-

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