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Huge music stands at Querfurt Castle

One of three huge music stands at Querfurt Castle in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Three music stands (Notenständer) with a height of four metres remind of the fact that Querfurt castle (Burg Querfurt) houses a school of music. Artist Ingo Güttler created these music stands which play music and form a sound-installation. The stands can be removed during those times the castle is used for festivals or as a set for movies.

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Public Art Sculptures

Käpt’n Blaubär and Hein Blöd in Erfurt

Käpt'n Blaubär and Hein Blöd in Erfurt, Germany

These sculptures on the river Gera in Erfurt represent Käpt’n Blaubär and Hein Blöd. Both were stars in a German children’s comedy television series. Käpt’n Blaubär (Captain Bluebear) also appeard in the educational children’s television series Die Sendung mit der Maus.

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‘Die Sendung mit der Maus’ in Erfurt

'Die Sendung mit der Maus' in Erfurt

Memories! For many children in Germany and Austria, these wise guys were stars of the TV series Die Sendung mit der Maus (The Show with the Mouse). If you look carefully on your urban walk through Erfurt you will find several protagonists of German children TV series.

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Imperia in Constance

Statue Imperia in Constance, Germany

The statue of Imperia is placed at the port of Constance (Konstanz) It reminds of the Council of Constance in the years 1414-1418.

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Wall of Hope in Vienna

Wall of Hope in Vienna, Austria

At the railway station Matzleinsdorferplatz one can see this artwork made of ceramic tiles. Students of about 20 Viennese schools put down their dreams and hopes for the 21st century in this artwork.

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Installation ‘Warten auf Vögel IV’ in Vienna

Installation 'Warten auf Vögel IV' in Vienna, Austria

This installation created by the artist Josef Bernhardt is called ‘Warten auf Vögel IV’ (‘Waiting for Birds IV’). It is part of the project ‘Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum’ (Art in Public Spaces) in Vienna.

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U-Turm Bilderuhr in Dortmund

U-Turm Bilderuhr in Dortmund, Germany

The landmark of Dortmund is the big U on top of a former brewery building. Today the building houses besides others the Museum Ostwall and some exhibition rooms. The elements looking like mosaics are actually movies shown high over the city.

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Sculpture by Max Kratz in Essen

Sculpture by Max Kratz in Essen, Germany

This sculpture created by the German carver Max Kratz is located next to the central station of Essen. It is named ‘Steile Lagerung’ and reminds of the hard work miners did in the region.

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Artwork by Eva Schlegel in Vienna

Artwork at the Präsidentschaftskanzlei in Vienna, Austria

My contribution to #FriFotos of today. The topic is #shadow. My shadow is standing on an artwork created by the Austrian artist Eva Schlegel. The artwork is located at the soil in front of the Austrian Präsidentschaftskanzlei in Vienna.

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Yellow fog in Vienna

Yellow fog at the Verbund Headquarters in Vienna, Austria

Fire! Fire! Fire! Yellow smoke is drifting from the basement of an office building at a central place of Vienna. A truck of the fire brigade is standing next to the building but the firefighters don’t care about this incident. What is going on? Well, the solving of this marvel: It’s not a fire, it’s just contemporary art.

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‘Stadtkern’ of Graz

 The 'Stadtkern' of Graz, Austria

Fun idea: Near the geographic centre of my city a model of a peach stone indicates the city centre. This is a pun as in the German language we use for the centre of a city and the stone of a fruit the same term: ‘Kern’. The sculpture was designed by the artists Anne and Peter Knoll.

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‘Hill Arches’ by Henry Moore in Vienna

Sculpture 'Hill Arches' in Vienna, Austria

An artwork by Henry Moore named Hill Arches in front of the Baroque church Karlskirche. I came across this artwork on my Klimt Tour after visiting a Klimt exhibition at the Wien Museum.