Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Austria - City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
City of Graz, part of City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Anneliese, a postcrosser from Austria.
The historic centre of the city of Graz reflects artistic and architectural movements originating from the Germanic region, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean, for which it served as a crossroads for centuries. The greatest architects and artists of these different regions expressed themselves forcefully here and thus created brilliant syntheses. The urban complex forming the historic centre of the city is an exceptional example of a harmonious integration of architectural styles from successive periods. Each age is represented by typical buildings, which are often masterpieces. The urban physiognomy faithfully tells the story of its historic development.