Impressions from the South & East: Uhrturm Graz

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The Uhrturm clocktower in the Styrian capital Graz

The "Uhrturm" is the most prominent landmark of Styria's capital Graz. It dates back to 1712 and still operates with the original clockwork. The Uhrturm ("clock tower") is a great place to get an overview on Graz, Austria's second city with some 230,000 residents. The old town has many medieval, early modern and baroque buildings and is protected as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Graz is also a good base for exploring the vineyards of southern Austria or for visiting one of Styria's seven spas.