This artwork by Hans Hollein stood in front of the Neue Galerie in Graz for several weeks. The former tank wagon for petroleum is named “The Golden Calf”. I guess this refers to the golden calf in the bible and the importance of oil for mankind.
This house sign in a lane in Graz depicts a star and crescent combination. If you look carefully, you’ll see the moon is showing a face. You find this sign on a 17th-century portal at the address Schmiedgasse 20 in Graz.
The inscription on this sundial indicates at which kind of monastery you can see it. “Ora et Labora” is the motto of the Benedictines. The depiction in the middle gives a hint to the place. You see this element in the coat of arms of Seitenstetten.
On my tour through the palace of Jindřichův Hradec, I came across this well. It looks like a piece from a fairy tale, doesn’t it? The castle is notable for a roundel, which is one of the principal works of the Bohemian Renaissance.
Walking through Ilm Park (Park an der Ilm), I came across this monument to William Shakespeare. What a surprise. I knew that Weimar is famous for Goethe, Schiller, and Herder. What is the link to Shakespeare? In fact, Goethe played a role in this question.
A bridge with a view! The footbridge dates back to 1902 and spans the river Schwarza in Reichenau an der Rax. Near the bridge, you find a station of the museum railway Payerbach-Hirschwang, also known as Höllentalbahn.
The manhole cover of Leipzig show its city arms. Similar to the city arms of Dresden, the emblem combines the Meissen Lion and the Landsberg Pales. The depiction looks pretty beautiful as it displays the complete heraldic achievement.
The former monastery of the Dominicans situated on the tiny Dominican Island in front of Constance (Konstanz) accommodates a hotel now. Guests of this hotel and its restaurant have the chance to walk along this nicely painted cloister.
Following the signs to the old entrance hall of Prague Central Station leads to a gem of Art Nouveau. The nearby Fantova kavárna (Fanta Café) reminds visitors of the architect of this hall: Josef Fanta (1856-1954).
The Loos House (Looshaus) is considered a central work of the Wiener Moderne. The building designed by Adolf Loos saw its completion in 1910. Can you imagine why Viennese people call it “The House without Eyebrows”?
The Lindau Lighthouse stands at the port of Lindau, a city in the German state of Bavaria. Opposite the lighthouse, you see a sculpture presenting the Bavarian lion. The port is a starting point for cruises on Lake Constance (Bodensee).
This monument commemorates Franz Wirer von Rettenbach. He is considered the founder of the first Austrian saline water health spa in Bad Ischl. You find his sculpture in the spa park of Bad Ischl.