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Art Nouveau station hall in Prague

Art Nouveau station hall in Prague

Following the signs to the old entrance hall of the main railway stations leads to a gem of Art Nouveau. The nearby Fantova kavárna (Fanta café) reminds on the architect of this hall: Josef Fanta (1856-1954).

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Model railway layout at Frankfurt Central Station

Model railway layout at Frankfurt Central Station, Germany

In several German railway stations there are model railway layouts where children (and their parents) can play with after putting in an 1 Euro coin. The layouts are pretty large and offers a lot of interesting details. Do you know similar layouts in your city … and would you spend an Euro for having some fun?

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Waiting room at railway station Selzthal

Waiting room at railway station Selzthal, Austria

In the small Styrian municipality of Selzthal, the structures of the railway station dating back to 1872 are still existing. So one can spend the time of waiting in this lovely decorated room.

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Tile paintings at Salzburg Central Station

Tile painting at Salzburg central station

One of the architectural highlights of the renewed Salzburg central station are 100+ year old tile paintings like that one shown above. If you look at them at the entrance hall don’t miss the classic lamps at the ceiling as well.

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Lamp at Salzburg Central Station

Vintage lamp at Salzburg central station

The rebuilt central station of Salzburg is still using some elements of the old railway station. For example 100+ year old tile paintings and lamps like that one shown above are providing a classic feeling at the entrance hall.

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First view of Salzburg: Mountains!

Mountains at Salzburg Central Station

Always a great view after leaving the train at Salzburg Central Station: The Mountains!

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Construction site of Vienna Central Station

Construction site of Vienna Central Station

My 10th day of my InterRail journey started in Vienna. From my train to Brno I had an excellent view of the huge construction site for the new Vienna Central Station (Wiener Hauptbahnhof).

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Statue at the railway station of Bolzano

Statue at the railway station of Bolzano

A statue at the railway station of Bolzano. Reminds me a little bit of movies like ‘Metropolis’ by Fritz Lang. What do you think?

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Innsbruck Central Station

Innsbruck Central Station, Austria

The 8th day of my InterRail trip ended in Innsbruck. The idea to travel from the Baltic Sea to the Alps was implemented. By the way the two artworks at the railway station were created by Max Weiler. More…

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Artwork by Max Weiler at Innsbruck main railway station

Artwork by Max Weiler at Innsbruck central station

At Innsbruck main railway station (Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof) I had a look at this artwork by Max Weiler. Well, who of you knows which historic person related to Innsbruck is shown at the right half of this painting? More…

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Railway Central Station in Lübeck

Platform hall of Lübeck Central Station, Germany

My first stop on my 8th day of my InterRail journey: Lübeck. I just love these halls of old railway stations. You?

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Strandbahnhof Travemünde

Strandbahnhof Travemünde, Germany

On the 8th day of my InterRail trip, I started from this railway station right next to the coast of the Baltic Sea. Interesting detail: The departure time of the next train to Lübeck is shown at a big display below the public clock.