Friday, July 3, 2009


We had a short time to do some sightseeing today. We visited the Schlossberg, a 473 meter high hill on which stood a huge fortress in 1544. Napolean razed the fortress in 1808, and only the bell tower and clock tower were allowed to remain.
We took a funicular to the top of the hill.

This cable railway goes up at a 61 degree incline. Once on top, we enjoyed a small museum with military uniforms and weapons from the world wars.

Here are some views from the top: bridges over the River Mur, and

a view of Graz, with alps in the background.

Here is Rachel on the way down.

After our excusion, it was back to the Stadthalle for two more robot runs, this time with two Austrian teams as part of our super team. Here are four team members watching
the robots behaving in unexpected ways. Check out the Austrian team member with blond hair on the left of the photo...I think that we all had this expression while watching today.
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  1. Does Rachel's shirt say, "There are no kangaroos in Austria"?

  2. I believe you mean "Napoleon razed the castle in 1808," not Napolean in 1908

  3. My shirt does say "thera are no kangaroos in Austria" I bought it at a small shop.