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Graz, Austria

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna and the capital of the federal state of Styria (Steiermark). On 1 April 2010 it had a population of 291,890. Graz has a long tradition as a student city: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Its "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe.

Politically and culturally, Graz was for centuries more important for Slovenes than Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and still remains influential. In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and the site was extended in 2010 by Schloss Eggenberg. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003 and got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.

In the last few years some strikingly modern new public buildings have been erected in the city. The most famous include the Kunsthaus (house of modern art) designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, a museum constructed right next to the river Mur, and the "Murinsel" (island in the Mur), an island made of steel, situated in the river. It was designed by the American architect Vito Acconci and contains a café, an open-air theatre and a playground.

The old town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999 due to the harmonious co-existence of typical buildings from different epochs and in different architectural styles. Situated in a cultural borderland between Central Europe, Italy and the Balkan States, Graz absorbed various influences from the neighbouring regions and thus received its exceptional townscape. Today the old town consists of over 1000 buildings, their age ranging from Gothic to Contemporary.

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This exclusive hotel, which exists since 1574, is a member of the Romantik Hotels and Restaurants International.
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Burg castle Graz Burg castle

Southeast of Schlossberg is the city’s 15th-century Burg castle, now housing government offices.
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Small but unusual museum collection that explores sensory illusions; the samadhi (meditative) bath is a therapeutic bath that relieves the body of all...
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Kunsthaus (Art House)
Kunsthaus (Art House)
This world-class contemporary art space is a bold creation which looks something like a space-age sea slug.
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Uhrturm tower
Uhrturm tower
Located on the southern edge of Schlossberg is the city's emblem, the Uhrturm tower.
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Town hall
Town hall
The Landesmuseum Joanneum, which is founded in 1811, is Austria’s oldest museum and, with it's 19 locations, is pretty much the gardener of Graz’s rich cultural landscape.
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Schlossberg fortress
Schlossberg fortress
Rising to 473m, Schlossberg is the site of the original fortress that gave Graz its name.
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Murinsel island
Murinsel island
Murinsel is a man-made island-cum-bridge of metal and plastic in the middle of the river.
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