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In the year 2003 GRAZ, the 2nd largest city of Austria,
 is  was the cultural capital of Europe.

Visit the "Graz 2003" homepage here

Inside the Murinsel


Short description and historical survey of GRAZ

Austria's second largest city and capital of the southeastern province of Styria, nestles at the foothills of the Alps astride the Mur river. First settled in the 6th century, Graz (from Slavic "gradec" - little castle) was an important bulwark against the invading Turkish armies in medieval times.

The medieval centre of Graz is well preserved and was pronounced "Worl cultural inheritance" by the UNESCO in 1999.

Today, Graz is a thriving cultural, commercial and university center of about 250,000 inhabitants, the city's 40,000 students providing a distinctly youthful flair. Some 65% of the city is grassland and parks, giving it the nickname "Garden City".

GPS coordinates of Graz: 47°04´ N 15°25´ E


some pics

The sign of Graz, the "Uhrturm" (1561, clockwork from 1712) on the "Schlossberg", a little dolomite rock formation rising to a height of approx. 100 meters above the city.

Karl-Franzens University

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Graz, Opera

Graz University of Music and Drama
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Graz University of Technology
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Graz, view from the south

"Leechkirche", a so called "defence-curch" from the 12th century and the "Sanctuary stone" from around 1621, marking the border of the Kommende (area) of the "Order of the German Knights"


Graz related links

Graz03 Der Versuch, aus der provinziellen Umklammerung zu entkommen
Graz DERZEIT Stadtzeitung und Veranstaltungskalender für Graz, gegründet 1992 als Publikation des Festivals styriarte, aufgrund fehlender Mittel Ende 1999 eingestellt. Schade.
VR-Graz Virtual Reality - Graz (Info-site in German, English, French, Hungarian, Italian)
AEIOU Comprehensive Austrian Enzyclopedia - btw, AEIOU means
"Alles Erdreich Ist Österreich Untertan" oder
"Austriae est imperare orbi universo" oder
"Austria erit in orbe ultimo"

This was the motto of the old Habsburg monarchs and means - condensed -
"Austria is great and should rule the world"

Info-Graz a guide to webpages concerning Graz, including a guide to restaurants, pubs, discos etc.
Graz - Map Interactive city map of Graz
Aerial view of Graz with location of Wurli´s home *g*
Wurli´s Webcam Live Webcam - streetview from Wurli´s home
Graz-Fanpage Graz...die verborgene Perle Österreichs (Tourismus-Info von einem Fan)
Webcam in Graz Interactive webcam in Graz (with remote control capabilities)
Graz Online Graz-Homepage of the municipal authorities

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