A getaway in Graz

LKL_8494 (1024x681)We recently spent a weekend in Graz, Austria, which is about two hours driving from Vienna. Graz is the second largest city in Austria and has a very hip and arty vibe to it.

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By day

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By night









The trip was quick, we arrived on Saturday morning and left Sunday afternoon. We spent the night in the fabulous Hotel Wiesler right in the middle of the city.

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There was a great coffee shop next door called Tribeka and the Kunsthaus Graz was just one block away. The Kunsthaus is one of the strangest buildings I have ever seen, Louis thought it looked like a fish and was really excited to go to the fish museum. It definitely looks like some sort of amphibious creature, especially nestled along the banks of the Mur river.

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There was another interesting architectural piece in the river, the Murinsel, which is a fake island that also serves as a bridge and houses a coffee shop.

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We spent the weekend strolling through the old town, checking out the Kunsthaus and taking the elevator up to see the clocktower perched high above the city.

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