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The capital of Styria is the second largest city in Austria with a population of around 290,000. The Graz field was a densely populated agricultural landscape in Roman imperial times. The city has a long wine-growing tradition, which was first documented in 1140. Margrave Gunther von Sanntel bequeathed vineyards on the Grazer Kehlberg in Webling to Admont Abbey. In 1820, there were still vineyards in all 23 peripheral municipalities of the city. The vineyards were mainly on the slopes of the Grazer Feld and covered 190 hectares, 37 of them on the Kehlberg. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Kehlberg was known as "Kleingrinzing" in reference to the famous district of Grinzing in Wien and was a popular excursion destination for the people of Graz. There were also numerous Buschenschänken here. The last of these pubs closed in 1967.

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