Graz Schlossberg Tours

The Graz Schlossberg is a public park on a hill in the center of the city of Graz that has been home to fortifications as far back as the 10th century. A fortress stood on the hill from the middle of the 16th century to the 19th century, with only the clock tower and bell tower spared by an invading Napoleon. The remains of the castle became a public park in 1839 including the two towers, a cistern and a couple bastions from the destroyed castle.

A great walking tour of the Schlossberg starts at the bottom of the hill at Schlossbergplatz, from where visitors can take the 19th century Schlossbergbahn funicular or the newer Schlossberg lift to reach the top of the hill. Once at the top, check out the bell tower, climb to the top of the clock tower for scenic views of the Old Town and relax at one of the several cafes. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch a concert in what was once the cellar of one of the old bastions. Head back down to the Schlossbergplatz via one of several footpaths or staircases and then check out the extensive system of tunnels underneath the Schlossberg that was created during World War II.

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The Schlossberg is in the center of Graz and easily accessible from the Schlossbergplatz in the Old Town. Visitors can either follow one of several paths or staircases to the top or take the Schlossbergbahn funicular or the Schlossberg lift.
Address: Schlossberg, Graz, Austria
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Graz Schlossberg Hill Walking Tour

Check out Graz’ most prominent sight and enjoy spectacular views of the medieval city on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Schlossberg Hill. Ride the glass-topped funicular or lift up the once-fortified wooded hill, and take in its main attractions as you learn about its eventful history. Admire the panoramas over the red-roofed old town and visit the 16th-century Clock Tower and Bell Tower. Return funicular and lift tickets, and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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