Graz Day 2

We got up and we’re ready to be at the festival when it opened at 10am.  Today everything was set up-music in every square also food and beer and wine.  They also serve Sturm.  I have no idea what this is, but it is low alcohol and delicious.  I think it is part wine, part some kind of berry juice and part sparkling soda or water.

When we first got into town we watched a performance of Slovenian singers and musicians.  We had to leave to see the glockenspiel at 11am since the next time it would do a show would be at 3pm.  We saw the Glockenspiel and walked through the town to see all the vendors and hear all of the music.  There was no transportation in the inner city due to the extremely large crowds.  Everyone was wearing their lederhosen and dirndls this year including us.

We then walked entirely across town to go to the Castle.  I have a picture of the stairs you can take, but we decided to take the funicular.  This castle has panoramic views of Graz. It was a beautiful day as far as the weather is concerned so we decided to walk down.  It is a really pleasant walk and just lovely to do.  I wish I could send all the pictures to let you see what a great time we are having.  We had decided to take the train to Vienna around 4pm so we would get there before dark.  It is a 2 1/2 hour train ride. We made it to the hotel, retrieved our luggage and headed for the train station.  I am now on the train with wifi headed to Vienna.



Drinking Sturm at a venue