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Address: Buergergasse, Graz, Austria
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An amazing piece of architecture even more beautiful at night.

There are certain places in Graz one must visit in order to claim they truly were in Graz. The Clock Tower is one such place, as well as Jakominiplatz, the Glockenspeil and of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
asimov13467
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

There are certain places in Graz one must visit in order to claim they truly were in Graz. The Clock Tower is one such place, as well as Jakominiplatz, the Glockenspeil and of course the Mausoleum of Ferdinand II. Graz is a great town to stroll through. While most businesses are closed at night, some few destinations are preferred night-time... More 

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Vestal, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Graz, Austria
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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.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

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Kurrajong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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.

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Dural, Australia
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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 

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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 

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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.

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