Across the Mur and back again
The spectacular contrast between traditional and modern Graz. Here is where the “Cultural capitalof Europe” project has left its clearest traces.
Latitude: 47.070092 Longitude: 15.439797
Follow Herrengasse to the Hauptplatz and from there go left via narrow, shady Franziskanergasse into the Franziskanerviertel quarter. Take a look inside the Franziskanerkloster monastery: the Gothic cloisters leading to the Jacobean chapel are an oasis of calm and peace right inthe middle of the hubbub of the city.
From Franziskanerplatz it is just a couple of paces to the “Erzherzog Johann Brücke” (main bridge). Here you will find the staircase down to the “Mur Promenade”– an ideal spot to take a short break and maybe dangle your tired feet in the waters of the Mur.
Across the Hauptbrücke (main bridge) walk along the other side of the river – before you rises the new, second landmark of the city: the Kunsthaus.
Crossing the river by the Mursteg footbridge brings you to Sackstrasse and then to Schlossbergplatz square – with a wonderful view of the Schlossberg and the Schlossbergstiege stairs.
Continuing along Sackstrasse towards Graz Hauptplatz main square, passing antiques shops and second-hand dealers, the town hall comes into view ahead.
- 1.8 km Route
- 0:45 h Duration
- 11 m Climbing
- 9 m Climb down
- 0.343 m Lowest level
- 0.352 m Highest point