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Attractions in Vienna

Vienna Attractions

In this post, I’d like to show you several attractions in Vienna off the beaten track. Let’s start with this sculpture. The owl is a decoration created by the Swiss artist and architect Bruno Weber. You’ll find it on the wall of the Vienna University of Technology Library.

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‘1. Wiener Wasserleitungsweg’ in Wienerwald

Sign of the 1. Wiener Wasserleitungsweg

A pretty special hiking trail in Austria is the 1. Wiener Wasserleitungsweg which leads along the water supply line from the mountains of Lower Austria down to Vienna. So one can learn about the sources of Vienna’s water just by following a path.

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Coach tour in Lermoos

Coach trip in Lermoos, Austria

The coach tour started on a rainy afternoon. Sitting on a coach on a cold day doesn’t sound that cozy but on the other hand they offered an intriguing add-on: There would be a wine tasting. Ok, that sounds heart-warming, doesn’t it? More…

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Lermoos in Tyrol

Mountain view from Lermoos, Austria

Lermoos is a municipality in the Austrian state Tyrol. It it is situated at the northern border of Tyrol. The photo above shows a view of the mountains nearby taken from the outskirts of Lermoos. The odd sign in the foreground reminds of a former ancient Roman board walk across the swamp. More…

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Tunnel for bikers and walkers only

Tunnel for bikers and walkers

On a hiking tour near Klammstein, I come across an interesting place. Below Klammstein Castle (Burg Klammstein) there is a tunnel for bikers and walkers only. The structure is part of a cycle route along the Gastein Valley (Gasteinertal).

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A good travel photo is about emotions

Landscape near Kroatisch-Minihof, Austria

Glancing through my photos of my latest trip in Burgenland I came across this photo. I took it from my room’s window early in the morning. Immediately I got the emotion from that morning again.

This silence. This beauty.

For me a good travel photo is about emotions. It would not only describes the place the photographer had been. To a greater degree it would catch the emotions the photographer had at that place.

What do you think?

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Silence of Burgenland

Silence in Burgenland

After staying a night in the attic of a former border station (‘Altes Zollhaus’) I had this great view from my room early in the morning. There was a kind of silence in the scenery. Only a rooster crewed from time to time.

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Inscription of 1631 in Celle

Inscription of 1631 in Celle, Germany

Another different style of portal. The inscription dated with 1631 gives me an interesting insight in the German of the 17th century: ‘Wer Got vetrauwet hat wolgebauwet’. Today we would write: ‘Wer Gott vertraut hat wohl gebaut’.

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Inscriptions at the houses of Celle

Inscriptions at the houses of Celle, Germany

Walking through Celle is like reading a book. Sometimes the lines are benedictions, sometimes they describe the purpose of the building. I wonder if there is a guide book listing all these inscriptions?

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Donkey path in Dürnstein

Donkey path in Dürnstein, Austria

There are several paths up to Dürnstein Castle from the centre of the city. I took a more difficult one named donkey path.

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Scraffito Haus in Retz

Scraffito Haus of Retz, Austria

The Scraffito – Haus named after a Scraffito covering two sides of the building reminded me a little of a big comic strip but with a serious topic. Which building covered with fascinating Scraffito do you know?

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Relief at the Verderber – Haus in Retz

Relief at the Verderber - Haus in Retz, Austria

Relief with the coat of arms of Hannes Firenncz whose family came from Gorizia. I saw this relief at the walls of the Verderber – Haus. Which amazing reliefs do you know?