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National Park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel

Watch tower next to Neusiedler See, Austria

View from a watch tower at the National Park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel’. It’s a paradise for birdwatchers.

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Pannonian draw well in Podersdorf

Pannonian draw well in Podersdorf, Austria

A reconstruction of a draw well seen next to my hotel in Podersdorf. This kind of well is typical for the Pannonian steppe.

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Pannonian herder’s hut in Podersdorf

Pannonian herder's hut in Podersdorf, Austria

Reconstruction of a typical Pannonian herder’s hut seen in Podersdorf.

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Fun presents in Nuremberg

Presents from Nuremberg, Germany

Fun presents found at my hotel room. A box of Lebkuchen and the artist Albrecht Dürer as toy figurine. Actually Nuremberg is for both pretty famous. By the way a big exhibition with the works of the young Dürer will open on May 24th. A good reason to go back to Nuremberg soon.

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At the Val Canale in Italy

Val Canale in Italy

On my way from Udine to the Austrian border I took an ordinary road through the Val Canale instead of the motorway and enjoyed a splendid view of the Alps. In some areas of Europe it is really better to drive slowly instead of racing along the motorways, isn’t it?

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Movie ‘The Third Man’ in Vienna

Burgkino in Vienna, Austria

If you are a fan of the movie ‘The Third Man’ you may like the Burg Kino in Vienna. This cinema is still showing this classic movie on a regular base. By the way Vienna even offers a museum showing info about ‘The Third Man’ and the life in Vienna in those years the movie is playing.

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Bäckertauche in Friesach

Bäckertauche in Friesach, Austria

While walking along the town walls of Friesach I came across this installation which is called Bäckertauche. I was told this used to be a tool for punishment in earlier times. More…

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Haydn-Haus in Eisenstadt

Haydn-Haus in Eisenstadt, Austria

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn lived in this building from 1766 to 1778. Today it houses a museum telling about the private live of the composer. So I heard about his wife  Anna Aloysia in this museum the first time. More…

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Trieste at Sunset

Trieste at Sunset

Photo of a sunset taken through the windows of my bus while leaving the harbour town Trieste in Italy. I was especially impressed by the reflections at the tops of the tower blocks. You? More…

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Hohenwerfen – Where Eagles Dare

Eagle high above Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

While staying at Hohenwerfen Fortress I took this photo of an eagle in front of the Tennengebirge (Tennen Mountains). It reminds me of the fact that this fortress was a site of the film ‘Where Eagles Dare’ taken in the year 1968. More…

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Moorish kiosk in Ettal

Moorish kiosk in front of the Alps

During a walk on the grounds of Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof) I came across this Moorish kiosk. It was originally built as Prussian contribution to World Exhibition 1867 in Paris and turned later into one of several attractions located around the palace owned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. More…

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Goethe’s Garden House in Weimar

View of Goethe's garden house

The former Gartenhaus (Garden house) of Goethe is a museum now. Inside one can see original inventory like  the pedestal desk with seating support in the study and the folding bed in the sleeping area. More…