The Starcke Haus – The Eagle’s Nest @ The Schlossberg

Here at the Starcke Haus, or as the locals say the “Starcke Häuschen” due to its small size, you will experience the wild beauty of the Schloßberg, Graz’ famous Castle Hill, on which also the clock tower is located, the landmark of Graz. The Starcke Haus, named after an actor from Dresden Gustav Starcke who lived here, has a long tradition and is built onto the Schloßberg, meaning this place is nestled up on the castle hill of Graz, and from here you can see over large parts of the famous UNESCO-listed Old Town of Graz. There is a sun terrace as well as a long-stretched nice patio nestled up on the hill, which is easy to reach from the Starcke Haus itself.

The Cappuccino we had here was very delicious and sipped in a very need environment reminding of a little Zen Garden. As the Starcke Haus itself is inside more of a tiny lodge I strongly recommend to sit outside in the patio if possible, but as this place is nestled up on the hill it is very very wind shielded and therefore even on the few stormy days of Graz something to consider going to. The spectacular and the fine atmosphere is also something for couples, who want to have it more romantic than elsewhere.

But see it for yourself:

And here is the slide show for your convenience:

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The Bottom Line: The Starcke Haus, or Starcke Häuschen – as it is known among the locals, in Schlossberg 4, 8010 Graz, is a perfect get-away and a romantic and wind-shielded place nestled up on the Castle Hill with a spectacular view on the Old Town of Graz.

From Graz with Love!
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann


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