Explore the landscapes and scenery of Graz on this 1.5-hour Schlossberg Hill walking tour. Take the funicular or lift to the top of Schlossberg Hill with a guide, and enjoy sweeping views over the forested hillsides to the city below. Along the way, learn of the hill’s history and the many fortresses that once stood here. Explore the bell tower and the clock tower, and admire sites of interest including the Gothic gate of the old fortress. This 1.5-hour tour includes all lift and entrance fees.
Meet your guide at 5pm at the Schlossbergplatz in Graz to start your 1.5-hour Schlossberg Hill walking tour.
First, take the funicular up the forested hillside and enjoy panoramic views over the medieval streets of Graz. Alternatively, ride to the summit in the glass lift. As you climb, listen as your guide sheds light on the hill’s history and learn of the fortifications that stood here until Napoleon’s attack in 1809.
On arrival at the top of Schlossberg Hill, enjoy further views over the rooftops of Graz and explore the many sites in the area. Climb the creaking wooden staircases in the bell tower and the clock tower, and listen to the tick-tocking of the impressive 300-year old clockwork inside the city´s historic landmark.
Capture fie views over the landmarks and the city below, and admire the Gothic gate of the old fortress. Then, return to your starting point in Schlossbergplatz at 6:30pm to conclude your tour.