This showcase at the Hallors and Saline Museum in Halle (Saale) displays the costume of a Hallor with its typical 18 buttons and a lance. Such lances are still in use for the traditional water joustings one can experience e.g. during the lantern festival of Halle (Hallesches Laternenfest).
The Blaudruckerei Koó was established in 1921. It is one of the last businesses in Europe using the traditional technique for printing fabrics and dyeing them with indigo. Visitors of this company in a small place in Burgenland will learn about the machines, materials and pattern used in this technique.
At the theme park Mendlingtal Valley there is a chance to watch log drivers at work. At the photo above some workers are trying to put the logs through the last weir before the logs will arrive the timber mill.
A maypole in the town square of Schorndorf. The signs placed at the maypole represents different industries working in the city. Are there similar maypoles in your region?
The Perchtenlauf (Procession of Perchten) in Judenburg shows several groups who love to run as Perchten through the streets. The local name of such a group is Pass. I’m impressed with how scary the self-made masks look.
Interesting symbols seen at a wooden building in Haus. Does anyone know the meaning of these symbols one can see at the right side of the lantern.
Interesting detail seen at the Baroque church of Haus im Ennstal: Gentlemen are sitting at the right pews, for the ladies are the left pews reserved. On the right side there is one row less than on the left side. That means: Gentlemen have more space between the rows.
Fun sculpture seen in Ehrenhausen, a place in the Austrian province Styria. It shows a local tradition called ‘Fingerhakeln’. Is this tradition in your region known? Do you know any English term for it? Perhaps ‘finger wrestling’?
This is an interesting sign I saw at a restaurant in Wels, Austria. It says that the 10th glass of beer is paid by the mayor. Noot sure if this is a joke or a promise. More…
In some parts of Austria a model of a stork standing in front of a home indicates a newborn is living there. Are there such signs for announcing a baby in your region too? More…