Burg

Double Spiral Staircase

One of the most significant examples of architectural history to be found within the Graz Castle is the late Gothic staircase dated from 1499 (Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor): The dizzying double spiral staircase – two mirror imaged winding staircases, that meet at each floor. The staircase is located in the first courtyard of the castle, and was built between 1438 and 1453,

about the same time the Saint Giles cathedral – Grazer Dom – was built. Several wings have been added to the original castle: The Karl tract, the registry tract with arcades and sgraffito decorations in the style of Northern Italian Renaissance originated under Archduke Karl II and his wife Maria of Bavaria. The castle today is the seat of the Styrian provincial government.

Address:Hofgasse 15, 8010 Graz