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A pig breed named Mangalitza in Burgenland

A pig breed named Mangalitza in Burgenland, Austria

On my biking tour along the Neusiedler See I came across a special breed of curly-hair hog. In Austria they are called Mangalitza. One can often see them on the restaurant’s menus in that part of Burgenland.

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Peacock at Schloss Eggenberg in Graz

Peacock at Schloss Eggenberg in Graz, Austria

Action! On my way back home from the rose mound of Schloss Eggenberg a peacock blocked my way. I tried to frighten him by looking squarely into his eyes … but he had so many of them! So I went back on a different path …

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The cute cat of Friedberg

A friendly cat at the railway station of Friedberg

Friedberg is a city in a rural area of Austria where people generally are greeting to neighbours as well as to strangers like me. Even this cat bid me a warm welcome.

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The crow at the railway station

The crow at the railway station

While walking through the railway station Keleti pályaudva ‘Keleti Pu’ I came across this glower. It was not the only one which was decorated with a crow. More…

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Pecorino, a dog on pilgrimage

Pecorino, a dog on pilgrimage

Today I visited a reading in Vienna. Star of the event was the dog Pecorino. He and his master became famous for doing a pilgrimage in Italy. Pecorino is considered to be the first dog of owning a pilgrimage pass.

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Llama trekking in Kaprun

Llama trekking in Kaprun, Austria

After my trip to the Reservoir Mooserboden, I continued with a llama trekking tour. My llama’s name was ‘Mozart’. We talked a lot about operas and food. More precisely I talked about operas and he tried to eat as much as possible by plucking the leaves from the bushes along the way.

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Peacock on the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg, Graz

Peacock on the grounds of Eggenberg Palace

A peacock who knows to pose seen on the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg (Eggenberg Palace) in Graz. Since 2010 this palace is listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. More…

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Unicorn at the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg

Unicorn at the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria

An unicorn seen at the Mirabell Gardens (Mirabellgarten) in Salzburg City.

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A penguin in Vienna

Penguin at a balcony in Vienna, Austria

As I always say: The most interesting details of a city are not at the ground floor. E.g. this penguin seen at the balcony of a building in Vienna. I was told the creator of this penguin which was used for a campaign by the Austrian tourism board has put this figure at this balcony. More…

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Peacock at the ticket shop of Schloss Ambras

Peacock at ticket shop of Schloss Ambras, Austria

While visiting Schloss Ambras (Ambras Castle) in Innsbruck I came across this peacock which walked confidently into the ticket shop of the castle. I wonder what he did there? Any ideas? More…

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Mandarin Duck at Ambras Castle

Mandarin Duck at Ambras Castle, Austria

While walking on the grounds of Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras) I came across this Mandarin Duck. I love these animals for their colours and elegance. More…

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A dog like an ancient statue

A dog like an ancient statue

While walking along the Lapidarium of the town museum of Villach I came across this dog who obviously loved to be among all these ancient pieces. More…