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Address: Buergergasse, Graz, Austria
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Impressive Building

It was not open the day of our visit (I assume because of the fest taking place in the city) we were very much impressed with the outside architecture. I am sure the interior is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
David S
Vestal, New York
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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It was not open the day of our visit (I assume because of the fest taking place in the city) we were very much impressed with the outside architecture. I am sure the interior is equally impressive.

Thank David S
Graz, Austria
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Slightly pricey if you're not a student, but it is a unique place and is interesting inside. A good piece of Austrian culture, more interesting if you know the relevance! You can also go up the tower which has a great view and feels Notre-Dame-esque.

Thank Merrifique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

They say it's meant to one of the most beautiful mausoleums artistically in the world, and I can see why. Upstairs were two chapels with amazing marble altar pieces, although I'm not sure if there's actually room for a priest to say mass. It is topped by a beautiful dome filled with breathtaking paintings representing different scenes from the bible,... More 

Thank RE-History
Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The building is great, beautiful and nicely decorated. You can see the sarcophagus of the emperor and his wife. The interior is lovely. You can also climb up the tower and enjoy the view of Graz. The fee for one adult is 6 € which is too much for what it has to offer. Yet if you are interested in... More 

1 Thank GRO_12
Kurrajong, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hadn't expected this to be quite such a big mausoleum. Loved the space, the light, the marble, the domes. Also loved the painted marble....not sure what the name for this art style is, but very effective.

Thank Leonie G
Dural, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

For two adults and two children we paid 16 euro. Once inside there was very little to see compared to the cathedral next door, which was free! The marble alters were made of painted wood and not real marble, the crypt is only viewed from a distance, and the walk to the roof is littered with bird droppings and dead... More 

1 Thank Anthony G
São Miguel do Oeste
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you go to Graz that's one place to visit!! The Mausoleum is very beautiful, the ceiling is all painted. There's also a tower that you can go to the top and have a view from the city. It's a shame all the information is only in German, and they sell some small brochures in english. I bet that each... More 

1 Thank Gustavo P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

When we walked in the young woman who was selling the tickets looked annoyed that I asked questions. She charged us full price (my mom is a senior citizen). There's no information in English. When I asked about the information the ticket woman rolled her eyes and told me to buy a brochure. When I asked her why (I just... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We walked to the Masoleum and beautiful church attached. The cript is worth the stairs down, the view is worth the trip to the top. Very ornate and beautiful inside- don't miss the church.

1 Thank Laurie1959100
Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Don't let the entrance fee keep you away to visit this jewel of Graz. You won't regret the fantastic paintings in the church, the Mausoleum itself or the view from the clocktower. This is one of my personal highlights in Graz!

Thank FrankS7

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