Tegetthoffplatz - Graz visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Tegetthoffplatz' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Styria.
Tegetthoffplazt (or Tegetthoff-Platz) is a small square in Graz, a short walk east from Stadtpark and the main tourist attractions in the city. Surrounded by residential buildings, it contains a statue to, and is named after, Vice Admiral Wilhelm Tegetthoff.
Vice Admiral Wilhelm Tegetthoff led the Austrian navy on a very successful battle against the Italians in the Battle of Lissa (or Battle of Vis) in 1866. Lissa (or Vis) is the largest and Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea and was a strategic port island. In the battle, Tegetthoff defeated Admiral Persano, sinking the battleship 'Re d'Italia'.
The statue contains the following inscription:
'To the Vice Admiral Wilhelm Tegetthoff, a brave fighter of Helgoland, and glorious victor of the Battle of Lissa, who gained immortal victory for himself and the Austrian fleet, by the Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1877.'