On the northern city limits, right where the Mur Valley opens up into the Graz, there's the Gösting Ruins;the ... More
On the northern city limits, right where the Mur Valley opens up into the Graz, there's the Gösting Ruins;the remains of a castle built between the 11th and the 15th Centuries. Thanks to its strategic position, the former proprietors could control all traffic into Graz. In 1925, the Castle Society was founded to prevent further destruction after years of neglect and fires during the 18th and 19th Centuries. Today's Gösting Ruins, perching 200 meters (655 feet) over the Mur River, is a popular spot to admire Graz from afar.
Goesting is a short 25min bus ride from Jakominiplatz in Graz. You can use your strassenbahn/bus pass. there is no "entrance fee". The bus stops at the bottom of the mountain. The walk is paved for most of the way, it only takes about 30mins but it is very steep and some may want to rest along the way. The "castle ruins" aren't super amazing but the view is absolutely worth the climb. There is a little family run "Imbiss" (snack stand)up top where you can get an inexpensive lunch and you must try the "Most"(sp?) it's a special apple/ cider
wine that is very refreshing yet potent! Mondays are a "Ruhetag"("quiet day"/closed) for the Restaurant .
You can enter the Museum of the Diocese Graz Seckau via the Minoriten Monastery's cloister. The museum contains sacred historic
artifacts, displayed in a permanent collection entitled "Precious Styrian Churches". In addition, three special exhibitions are shown per year. ...
The Kasemattenbühne is an open air stage on the plateau of the Schlossberg, set among the scattered ruins of the
fort built in 1809. Originally, Kasematten were storage cellars, also used as prisons. They were located below the main ...
The largest castle in the Steiermark, incorporated into the Johanneum museum in 1947, shelters a whole new world to discover.
Erected in 1625 as a representative building by Duke Hans Ulrich von Eggenberg, it still manages to preserve its ...