Atrium at the Vorarlberg Museum

Play of light and shadow at the Vorarlberg Museum

The atrium of the Vorarlberg Museum is more than 20 metres high. On the ground floor it is used for temporary exhibition. Along the other floors it offers a great play of light and shadow. This pic was taken at the second floor of the building.


Staircase at the Vorarlberg Museum

On the stairs in Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz, Austria

The Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz offers some fascinating architectural details. The color play in the staircase is a result of the stairs made of oak and the brass handrail.


Inn sign in Dornbirn

Inn sign in Dornbirn, Austria

Inn sign at the wine tavern ‘Alte Post‘ in Dornbirn. The sign is labeled with the name of the tavern and the date 1869. The sign shows a postilion which probably refers to the earlier use of the building as coaching inn.

Manhole Covers

Manhole Cover in Mistelbach, Austria

Manhole cover in Mistelbach, Austria

The manhole cover of Mistelbach shows a sprig of mistletoe, which is also the emblem of the city. The part ‘Mistel’ in the city name is actually the german term for a mistletoe.

Sculptures Statues

Saint John of Nepomuk in Windischgarsten

Statue of Saint John of Nepomuk at the Ehemschiedhaus

This statue of Saint John of Nepomuk is located at a building named Ehemschiedhaus. The buildings is dating back to 13th century, the sculpture was created in the first half of 18th century. Love the flying angel above his head.

Archaeology Museums

Wooden staircase (Bronze Age) in Hallstatt

Replica of a wooden staircase (Bronze Age) in Hallstatt, Austria

This replica of a wooden staircase in front of the Museum Hallstatt reminds of the fact that such a staircase dating back to the Bronze Age was found in the nearby salt mines.


Fun traffic sign in Hallstatt

Fun traffic sign in Hallstatt, Austria

Fun! This traffic sign – which is most probable an unofficial one – gives warning of hasting waiters. Some restaurants of Hallstatt offer table right next to the Hallstatt Lake so waiter have to cross a small street. Well, as only a few cars are allowed to use this calm street there is more danger to get hit by a waiter than a waiter will get hit by a car.

Murals Restaurants

Braumeisterstube at the Sternbräu in Salzburg

Painting at the restaurant Sternbräu in Salzburg, Austria

The Braumeisterstube is part of the Sternbräu Restaurant in Salzburg. This restaurant was first mentioned in 1542 and offers several old and modern rooms for having a glass of beer or a traditional meal.


Fountains Sculptures

Gänsemädchenbrunnen in Vienna

Gänsemädchenbrunnen in Vienna, Austria

Someone in Vienna obviously doesn’t like monuments. The photo shows the Gänsemädchenbrunnen, a fountain located near the Museumsquartier in Vienna. The sculpture features a girl herdering geese and was created by the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner.


Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg

Frescoes at the Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg, AustriaSince 1422 tanners have been working at the address Lederergasse 5 in Salzburg. At the same address, there is still a shop run by the family Schliesselberger selling goods made of leather. During opening hours you can visit a fascinating detail of Salzburg: In a room on the 1st floor, there are some frescoes probably dating back to the mid of 16th century.

Architecture Renaissance

Freihaus of Christoph Weiß in Wels

Freihaus of Christoph Weiß in Wels, Austria

The Freihaus of Christoph Weiß was built at the end of the 16th century. The Renaissance building is especially known for its window frames made of diamond-shaped bossages.


Luise Spannring in Salzburg, Austria

Luise Spannring depicted on a ceramic tile

This piece seen in the Steingasse reminded me of the fact that a lot of stove setters (Hafner) used to work in this street in earlier times. Luise Spannring is a known name as well. She became famous for running a ceramic school and creating many nice things, e.g. nativity scenes made of ceramic.