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The hidden church of Meidling, Vienna

The 'hidden' church in Meidling, Vienna

Do you know this phenomenon: You can only spot things you know they are around you – If you don’t know their existence you’ll overlook them. After many years leaving my train at railway station Meidling the sound of church bells made me aware there is a church next to me. Well, do you see the church?

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Church St Martin in Lanzendorf

Church St Martin in Lanzendorf, Austria

I took this photo on a train journey from Vienna to Linz. The church located in Lanzendorf (Böheimkirchen) was first mentioned in 1248. Interesting detail: The tower is tilted. I am also impressed by the fact that one can still see this pretty old church on a free field next to a high speed railroad.

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Parish church St. Peter in Retz

Parish church St Peter of Retz, Austria

Parish church St. Peter in Retz first mentioned in the year 1200. By the way have you ever seen a roundabout with the figure of a saint in its middle?

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Ascension of Jesus at St Lorenz in Nuremberg

Ascension at Sank Lorenz in Nuremberg, Germany

I was told this part at the tympanum of St. Lorenz is showing the ‘Ascension of Jesus’. For me this is really an odd illustration as one can see only the feet of Jesus. What do you think?

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Santa Maria in Castello in Udine

Santa Maria in Castello in Udine, Italy

A golden angel on top of the church Santa Maria in Castello in Udine. Any ideas what he tried to show me?

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Cathedral of Udine

Cathedral of Udine, Italy

The Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria Annunziata in the light of noonday sun. Near this cathedral I had lunch in a lovely court.

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Mausoleum of Ferdinand II in Graz

Mausoleum of Ferdinand II in Graz, Austria

The burial-place of Emperor Ferdinand II is a combination of mausoleum (the cupola at the right side) and a church named Katharinenkirche. More…

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Karlskirche by night in Vienna

Karlskirche by night (Vienna)

Karlskirche by night as seen from the entrance of the Wien Museum.

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Chapel near Wasserfallboden in Kaprun

Chapel near Wasserfallboden in Kaprun, Austria

A chapel near the Wasserfallboden reservoir. A nice piece of architecture in lovely scenery. Inside some inscriptions reminded me that life in such a beautiful scenery is pretty dangerous though.

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Pilgrimage church Maria Straßengel

Pilgrimage church Maria Straßengel, Austria

The pilgrimage church Maria Straßengel is situated in Judendorf-Straßengel, a place in Styria. A famous exhibit in this church is a root of fir in the shape of a crucifix.

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Fortified church of Weißenkirchen

Wehrkirche (Fortified church) of Weissenkirchen, Austria

In Weißenkirchen, a place in the lovely Wachau region, there is still a fortified church (Wehrkirche) from the 14th century to see. The big tower was built as a defence structure against the Ottomans in the 16th century.

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Bergkirche in Eisenstadt

Bergkirche in Eisenstadt, Austria

The church named Bergkirche (Hill Church) was founded in 1715. It is also called Haydnkirche as the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn is buried in a mausoleum inside. More…