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.
This manhole cover near Friedenstein Castle (Schloss Friedenstein) shows the coat of arms of Thuringia. The inscription promotes the foundation Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten. This organisation is responsible for about 30 castles, monasteries and parks.
You find this sundial in a yard of St Peter’s Archabbey (Erzabtei St. Peter) in Salzburg. While looking at this fresco, two questions arise: Who is the bearded man, and what do the keys mean? The answer lies in the history of the abbey.
At the Saxon Museum of Industry (Sächsische Industriemuseum) in Chemnitz, you see this fireless steam locomotive. Industrial facilities where no open fire was allowed used this kind of locomotive.
The capital city (LANDESHAUPTSTADT) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is SCHWERIN. The manhole covers in Schwerin show the city arms in the version of 1991. The depicted knight represents Henry the Lion (Heinrich der Löwe).
Even though Graz is an Austrian city, several parts look pretty Italian. An example of this impression is the Mausoleum of Ferdinand II. Its architect was the Italian Giovanni Pietro de Pomis.
Polish artist Igor Mitoraj created this sculpture named Centurione I in 1987. It stands near the Old Town Hall on the Lower Bridge in Bamberg. In the background, you see Michelsberg Abbey.
Ludwig van Beethoven stayed in Baden bei Wien several times. For example, he composed parts of his famous 9th symphony in this house. Today, this building accommodates a museum with the name Beethovenhaus Baden.