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Architecture Gothic

Kornmesserhaus in Bruck/Mur

Kornmesserhaus in Bruck/Mur, Austria

The Kornmesserhaus is one of the most beautiful Gothic secular buildings of Austria. It was built around 1500. More…

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Architecture Art Nouveau

Otto Wagner Pavillon Karlsplatz in Vienna

Otto Wagner Pavillon Karlplatz in Vienna, Austria

The Art Noveau Pavilion was built in 1898 as portal building for the new city railway (Stadtbahn). Today it serves as a museum showing some models and sketches created by Otto Wagner. More…

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Ernst-Fuchs-Palast in St. Veit

Ernst-Fuchs-Palast in St. Veit, Austria

At the end of my walk through St. Veit an der Glan I had a break at this hotel which was designed by the Austrian artist Ernst Fuchs. This artist is also known for being one of the founders of Vienna School of Fantastic Realism. More…

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Architecture City Halls

New city hall of Hanover

Neues Rathaus in Hanover, Germany

The castle-like New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) of Hanover (Hannover) was built during the era of Wilhelm II in eclectic style. It was opened in 1913. The observation deck in the dome is accessible via a remarkable elevator.

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Swiss Gate in Vienna

Schweizertor in Vienna, Austria

Through this gate named Swiss Gate (Schweizertor) one can enter the oldest part of the Hofburg. At the inner yard behind this gate there is the entrance to the  Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer) where one can see some very important crowns and jewels, e.g. the insignia and jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. More…

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Architecture Murals

Goliathhaus in Regensburg

Goliathhaus in Regensburg, Germany

The Goliath house (Goliathhaus) in Regensburg showing the legend of David and Goliath. The mural was created by Melchior Bocksberger in the year 1573. More…

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Very small house in Bregenz

Frontview of the very narrow house

One of the smallest houses I have ever seen: This building with the address Kirchstrasse N° 29.

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Architecture

Fascinating storefront in Munich

Fascinating storefront in Munich, Germany

On my way to the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection I came across this fascinating storefront of a Munich hotel. More…

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Architecture

Armoury in Nuremberg

Armoury of Nuremberg, Germany

The former armoury (‘Zeughaus‘) of Nuremberg built in the years 1588/89 by Hans Dietmayer. After its demolition during World War II it got reconstructed in 1954/55. More…

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Yellow house in Sopron

Yellow house in Sopron, Hungary

A nice coloured house in Sopron, Hungary. More…