History

1000

small castle on Grazer Schlossberg

1128

Graz was first mentioned in documents

1140

Market street in the “Sackstraße”, the second market on the “Hauptplatz”

1249

City ​​survey

1336

Expansion of the city to the east

1411

Graz is the residence of the Leopoldine line of Habsburg

1452

Friedrich III. Roman-German emperor extends the “Grazer Burg” and the cathedral

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1480

Turks march past at Graz

1544

Expansion of the castle on the “Schlossberg”

1585

Charles II. and the Jesuits founded the Graz University

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1619

Archduke Ferdinand II. becomes emperor. The Court is moved to Vienna - loss of residence character

1633

Start of the construction “Schloss Eggenberg”

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1680

The plague raging in Graz

1749

Graz is the capital of the intra-Austrian countries (Styria, Carinthia, Krain = Slovenia)

1797

French army under Napoleon occupied Styria

1809

Defense of the Graz Schlossberg by Major Hackher. Razing of the castle mountain fortress until bell and clock tower.

Uhrturm

1811

Archduke Johann founds the Joanneum

1840

Development into a major city

1894

Completion of Schlossbergbahn

1906

First Grazer Fair takes place

1916

Construction of the “Kriegsteig” on the Schlossberg

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1944

Heavy bomb attacks

1945

Soviet troops, later British troops move into Graz

1960

The “Forum Stadtpark” opens

1999

Graz Old Town becomes UNESCO World Heritage

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2003

European Capital of Culture

2010

Recording of the Eggenberg castle in the UNESCO World Heritage