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Sundials in Austria

Sundial in Mistelbach, Austria

After leaving the railway station Mistelbach/Stadt I came across one of my first sundials in Austria. The piece placed on a private home in Lower Austria shows local agricultural products like corn and grapes. The German phrase ‘’Nuetz die Zeit!’ reminds people to use their time carefully.

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Sundial in Tamsweg

Sundial at the parish church of Tamsweg, Austria

This sundial, located at the parish church of Tamsweg depicts James, son of Zebedee (Jakobus der Ältere) who is the patron of this church. Tamsweg is the largest town of the Lungau region in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

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Sundial in Salzburg

Sundial at the old university of Salzburg

This fresco with a sundial is located on a wall of the old university at the Max-Reinhard-Platz. It was created by Georg Jung (1899-1957). The depictions refer to the four faculties of that university which was founded by Prince Archbishop Paris von Lodron in 1622.

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Sundial in Aigen-Schlägl

Sundial in Aigen-Schlägl, Austria

This sundial is located at a building generally known as Hofrichterstöckl. The 17th-century edifice is covered with a hip roof and offers an early Baroque entrance portal labelled with the year of construction in 1640.

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Sundial at the Stallhof in Dresden

Sundial at the Stallhof in Dresden, Germany

This sundial is located at the Stallhof, which is part of the residential castle (Dresdner Residenzschloss) and used to be a tilt yard in earlier times.

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Sundial at Seitenstetten Abbey

Sundial at Seitenstetten Abbey

The inscription on this sundial indicates at which kind of monastery you can see it. “Ora et Labora” is the motto of the Benedictines. The depiction in the middle gives a hint to the place. You can find this element in the coat of arms of Seitenstetten.

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Sundial at Stift Klosterneuburg

Sundial at Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria

This sundial dated with the year 1570 is shown at the Leopoldihof (St Leopold’s Courtyard) of Stift Klosterneuburg (Klosterneuburg Abbey).

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Sundial in Altenmarkt/Pongau

Sundial in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

Sundial at the Dechantskirche in Altenmarkt. The figure represents a Madonna for which the church is famous for. One can see a copy of this statue at one of the side altars in the church.

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Sundial at Festung Hohensalzburg

Sundial at Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg, Austria

This sundial is situated at the St George’s Chapel of Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). It shows the emblems of the Archbishopric of Salzburg and Archbishop Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg. The original sundial was created in the 16th century but today one can see a kind of reconstruction built in 2001.

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Sundial at Geras Abbey

Sundial at Geras Abbey, Austria

Next to the room where I took a workshop in creating hand-made paper I came across this sundial. It is placed at the court of Geras Abbey (Stift Geras). I wonder which castle is shown at that sundial?

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Sundial in Zell am See

Sundial in Zell am See, Austria

A sundial seen in Zell am See with two interesting additions: A rooster and an owl. What remarkable additions have you already seen at sundials?

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Sundial in Prägraten

Sundial in Prägraten am Großvenediger, Austria

Interesting version of a sundial seen at a chapel in Hinterbichl, a district in Prägraten am Großvenediger. The table provides info how to calculate the exact time considering the different altitudes of sun during the year.