Graz, the second largest city in Austria, is known as a student city because it has six universities with more than 44,000 students.
One if its most famous students was Nikola Tesla, the namesake for the all-electric sports car on the market today. He studied electrical engineering at the Polytechnic in Graz in 1875.
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Graz is also home to the Lurgrotte, the most extensive cave system in Austria, which was discovered on April Fool’s Day (April 1) in 1894.
The cave entrance has a fossilized skeleton of a cave bear, (a species that died out 20,000 years ago) it’s also home to 600 bats, which are very much alive. I wanted to go in for an adventure, but it was closed at that time.
Next stop on my whirlwind tour of Austria: The world famous Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf Spa