Climb to the top of Uhrturm, the medieval clock tower offering a panoramic view of the city. Originally built as a medieval defense tower, the city paid Napoleon a ransom in 1809 to keep it from being destroyed when the other fortifications on the hill overlooking the city were conquered. The clock is unique in that the large hand shows the hour and the small one minutes. The small hand was added much later since the large one could be seen from the town at the bottom of the hill. Those with mobility challenges should take the tram or elevator to the top of the tower. A visit to Uhrturm represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Graz online travel route planner to plot your vacation.
A nice clock tower to walk around and enjoy the views. The park around it is great and full of great views
A nice clock tower to walk around and enjoy the views. The park around it is great and full of great views more »
Climbing up to see this is part of the fun, and you’ll get lots of good shots on the way. When you’re done, keep walking around to see Schlossberg. It’s all free, and you can do this in the morning...
Climbing up to see this is part of the fun, and you’ll get lots of good shots on the way. When you’re done, keep walking around to see Schlossberg. It’s all free, and you can do this in the morning... more »
Fun, Giant clock tower on top of the hill in old town Graz. Hundreds of step to reach the top from the city hall area. Great views from the top and several nice places to stop for some refreshments. Easier way up the east side for those who don’t dig stair climbs!
Thou the clock tower itself is not so intersting the view from here is amazing over the city of Graz. Not to bad walk to get here. I recommend to take the road on the east side going up to the tower and the the use the stairs on the south west to get down. Don't miss the restaurant on top to get some refreshments before heading back down.
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