Rudolfswarte Tower - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the top of the Rudolfswarte on Buchkogel, one of the hills around Graz. It is a steep climb up a spiral stairway, but with nice views from the top. Walking in the woods was good too.
Rudolfswarte Tower - FURTHER INFORMATION
Rudolfswarte Tower - Graz visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Rudolfswarte Tower' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Styria.
Rudolfswarte stands on the top of Buchkogel, a 659m high hill to the southwest of Graz. The tower is 11m high and gives good views over the city. Buchkogel, covered in woodland and lined with numerous trails, is popular with locals for walking, mountain biking and riding.
Rudolfswarte is named after Crown Prince Rudolph the son of Kaiser Franz Josef. The first tower built on this site in 1840 was made out of stone and wood. This was subsequently replaced by the current, iron tower. Rudolfswarte was last renovated in 1975.
Another popular walking destination in the area is the Schöckel (Schoeckl ), a 1,445m high mountain some 22km due north of Graz with stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Buchkogel is about 10km from the center of Graz, Florianibergasse leads up the hills off the A9 close to the junction with the A2. Park in the woods and walk.