Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras, Austria

Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras, Austria

At an exhibition about the history of the fire brigades taking place at Geras Abbey (Stift Geras), I saw this Volkswagen Type 181. It was built in 1974 and was used as service car for the fire brigades in Lower Austria. Reading the story of this car makes me smile: Was this car really called “The Thing” in the US?

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Postbus Saurer 5GF-U in Vienna

Postbus Saurer 5GF-U in Vienna, Austria

This motor coach started to serve as public bus in 1962. At that time it was operated by Austrian national postal delivery company. Therefore it is yellow colored which was the brand color of this company. Today this bus can be chartered for private tours. In the photo the bus is standing on a Viennese square named Heldenplatz. More…