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Graz Glockenspielplatz

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Here we are at the Glockenspielplatz in the old town of Graz.

See also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graz

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A: Graz Mehlplatz

by Fritz Hanke, 40 meters away

Here we are at the Mehlplatz in the old town of Graz.See also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graz

Graz Mehlplatz

B: Graz Palais Inzaghi (Mehlplatz)

by Fritz Hanke, 50 meters away

Here we are at the Mehlplatz at the Palais Inzaghiu.See in German  http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palai...

Graz Palais Inzaghi (Mehlplatz)

C: Graz Palais Inzaghi (Mehlplatz)

by Fritz Hanke, 60 meters away

Here we are at the Mehlplatz at the Palais Inzaghiu.See in German  http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palai...

Graz Palais Inzaghi (Mehlplatz)

D: Graz Jesuit College

by Fritz Hanke, 70 meters away

The Jesuit College in Graz was founded 1573 in the Counter-Reformation. It was the predecessor of tod...

Graz Jesuit College

E: Graz 2009 Grazer Dom

by Sebastian Reiser, 110 meters away

Graz 2009 Grazer Dom

F: Graz Modern in the Old town

by Fritz Hanke, 120 meters away

Graz Modern in the Old Town.See also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graz

Graz Modern in the Old town

G: View clock tower on Graz

by Zoltan Duray, 120 meters away

View clock tower on Graz

H: Graz Dom / Cathedral

by Fritz Hanke, 130 meters away

See in German  http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grazer_Dom

Graz Dom / Cathedral

I: Graz Herrengasse

by Fritz Hanke, 150 meters away

Here we are at the Herrengasse in the old town of Graz.See also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graz

Graz Herrengasse

J: Graz 2009 Grazer Dom2

by Sebastian Reiser, 160 meters away

Graz 2009 Grazer Dom2

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