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Graz Fairytale Express

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Address: Schlossberg 1 | Entrance to the Elevator, Graz 8010, Austria
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+43 316 8727722
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Since November 2014 the Fairytail Express Graz travels once again through...

Since November 2014 the Fairytail Express Graz travels once again through the depths of the mountain. Originally the inhabitants of Graz used the branching tunnel system as shelter during World War 2. Starting in the 1960ies visitors enjoyed rides with the old grotto railway. Much has changed since then.

Fairytales and fantastical tales have always touched people. For hundreds of years fairytales have changed and evolved. We still discover new tales and fantasy worlds through books and movies, albeit in modernized and modified versions.

During your ride with the Fairy Tale Express you will hear numerous quotations from famous fairy tales. Many of them will seem familiar to you. You will come across fairytale themes and elements, although the presentation of specific fairytale figures and fairytale depiction was omitted.

You will visit a witch's house, travel through a fairytale forest, discover a den of thieves and many things more. Enough exciting possibilities to dive into you own fairytale worlds!

For some stations your participation is needed. Explore objects using a flashlight, a giant might block your way and can you remember the phrase that opens the treasure cave? After half an hour the ride through the chilly tunnels of the Schloßberg will come to an end.

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A very uninspiring attraction and way to expensive for what it is and what you get. Poor sights and a mish-mash of fairytales, it seems as no thought was given to any of this... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2015
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It is very nice for small kids, but boring for older. It is not really spectacular but definitely an experience. Price is comparable high and it's cold in the cave.

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Austrian Alps, Austria
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The completely new concept is entertaining for kids up to 12 years old AND adults- the guide voice is in German - nevertheless the place speaks for itself!

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Graz
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

A very uninspiring attraction and way to expensive for what it is and what you get. Poor sights and a mish-mash of fairytales, it seems as no thought was given to any of this. Best thing about it was the actual tunnels, it could have been so much better.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Quaint train ride through tunnel system with scenes from old fairy tales. Some I recognized, others not...our Austrian family translated some, but it wasn't really necessary. Fun for the kids and a great place to cool down on a hot summer day. My mother-in-law wore her coat. Too late to input the correct date of my visit (June 2007).

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