Anyway, after visiting the Uhrturm (see here) we descend along the same road and we arrive via the Schlossbergplatz (see here) at the Mur, the river that divides Graz in two, which we cross through a… mussel. Or via an “attraction” that - like Die Blaue Blase, which we pass on the other side of the Mur - was implanted there in 2003 and must apparently resemble a mussel. Apparently, because I certainly don't see the similarity. We cross the Mur once more, this time along a “normal” bridge, the Hauptbrücke, after which we visit the Franziskaner Kirche with the accompanying Kloster Maria Himmelfahrt. Despite the fact that the monastery still seems to be in use, we can wander freely through its corridors. The silence that comes with it, is naturally respected by any person with some sense of style.
Finally, from the Franziskaner Kirche, we head back along the Kapaunplatz and the Davidgasse - one of the medieval alleys we already wandered through before - to the Hauptplatz. It shows, just outside the works, the Erzherzog-Johann-Brunnen. Dedicated to Archduke Johann of course, but also to the four main streams of the Austrian region of Styria: Enns, Mur, Drau and Sann. The latter is mainly known today as Sava and originates - as two parts that will form one whole at Radovljica - in what is today Slovenia. We will see the river several times later on, including in Zagreb and Sisak, in the non-symbolic sense of the word.