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The beekeeper with a crossbow in Nuremberg

The beekeeper with a crossbow in Nuremberg, Germany

Surprising detail seen at this house sign of an inn: The man with the crossbow is actually a beekeeper! I was told beekeepers were allowed to use this dangerous weapon in order to keep away bears.

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Fun sign in Sopron, Hungary

Fun traffic sign in Sopron, Hungary

On my way from the city centre to the railway station of Sopron I came across this sign which showed me the direction to the station. I was really surprised about the design of the locomotive. What do you think? Is this an official sign?

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Street name sign in Budapest

Road sign in Budapest, Hungary

A colourful road sign I came across next to the railway station Keleti Pu. I love such road signs which show more than the name of the street. Which cities with impressive road signs to you know?

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Fun traffic sign in Slovenia

Fun traffic sign in Slovenia

On my way to Grad Castle in Slovenia I came across this traffic sign. I wonder what kind of animal is shown on this sign? Perhaps an otter? My first thought was about a beaver because these animals are known for undermining everything. Even traffic signs 🙂 More…

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The yellow M at the Getreidegasse in Salzburg

The yellow M in the Getreidegasse

The shopping street Getreidegasse in Salzburg is known for its numerous guild symbols and iron store signs. Even the branch of an American fast-food chain is indicated by such a sign made of iron.

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Pathway for Superman in Graz

Pathway for Superman in Graz, Austria

On my urban walk through Graz, I came across this manipulated traffic sign. Obviously, someone thought there should be a separate pathway for Superman.

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The Trojan boot in Friesach

A fun sign at a shoeshop

On my walk through Friesach I came across this fun shop sign at the storefront of a shoe shop. It shows a ‘Trojan Boot’ (Der trojanische Stiefel). More…

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Old sign in Vienna

I saw this sign next to the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Museum of Military History) in Vienna. The bark of the tree made me think the sign is pretty old.

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No parking sign in Velden

No parking sign in Velden, Austria

During my walk through Velden I came across this sign at the driveway of a hotel. I think the message drove the point home, didn’t it? 🙂 More…

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Vintage place name sign in Traunkirchen

Vintage place name sign in Traunkirchen

On my walk from the railway station of Traunkirchen to the center of the place I came across this vintage place-name sign. The Austrian state Upper Austria (‘Oberösterreich’) is still labeled as Crown land (‘Kronland’). More…

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Roman inscription in Trenčín

Roman inscription mentioning Laugaricio in Trenčín, Slovakia

From a window of a hotel in Trenčín I took this photo of an ancient Roman inscription. It is placed on a rock right next to the back of the hotel and became famous for mentioning the presence of Roman troops in that part of Europe.

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Old sign about heavy wagons

Old sign about heavy wagons

On my walk through Vienna, I came across this sign dating back to 1912. It asks drivers of heavy horse-drawn wagons to walk along beside the horses or to send an accompanying person ahead in order to warn the pedestrians.