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Bell tower, Schaftalberg near Graz (Styria)

Number: 19b
Reconstructed: 1987 (original  from the 19 th century)

Bell towers were once common in many parts of Austria. The bell was rung to alert the local population to immanent dangers, such as oncoming storms or fire. This tower from Schaftalberg is an elegant structure, made of roughly hewn pine poles. It is 9 m high and thus significantly higher than the tower from Schallendorf which can be seen close to the entrance of the museum.