Cattle in the Styrian mountains

Cattle at Styrian alpine pasture

While hiking through the mountain area of Styria I came across this group of cattle. Wait a moment, are really all of them cows?


A stork indicating a newborn

Stork indicating a newborn in Austria

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…


Mural depicting Linzertor in Salzburg

Mural portraying the Linzertor in Salzburg, Austria

A historical mural seen in the Linzergasse shows position and appearance of a gate called Linzertor. This gate was built in 1616 and demolished in 1894. More…


Belvedere Gardens in Vienna

Sculpture at Belvedere Gardens in Vienna, Austria

On a cold winter day I went from railway station Südbahnhof through Belvedere Gardens down to the central part of Vienna.  Only a snow covered fabulous creature watched my steps on the way to the Lower Belvedere which is situated in the background. More…


Schloss Belvedere in Vienna

Schloss Belvedere in Vienna, Austria

On a cold winter day I walked through the gardens of the summer palace of Prince Eugene. The Oberes Belvedere (Upper Belvedere) as shown above was only used for representation. More…


Summer pasture of the Austrian Lipizzaner

Summer pasture of Lipizzan horses in Austria

After a visit at the stud Piber I had the chance to drive up to the summer pasture of these famous horses. It is located on top of a Styrian alp. More…


Schloss Piber in Köflach

Schloss Piber in Köflach, Austria

Schloss Piber is a palace in the Austrian state Styria. It is located next to the Federal Stud Piber which is known for breeding the famous Lipizzaner stallions who are shown at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. More…

Public Art Railway Stations

Interior by Peter Kogler at Graz Central Station

Frontview of Graz Central Station

In 2003 the capital city of Styria got the title ‘European Capital of Culture’. In the same year Graz Central Station had been renovated and artist Peter Kogler was elected to decorate the entrance hall of the railway station. More…

Gardens Palaces Sound of Music

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, AustriaMirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell) on the left side is especially known for its marble hall as wedding location. By the way Mirabell Gardens was also a set in the movie “Sound of Music”. More…


Stilklassen in Berndorf

Egypt classroom in Berndorf, Austria

The classrooms of the Berndorf school in Lower Austria are very special. Each of the classrooms is designed in a different historical style. In German they are called Stilklassen. The schools were opened in 1909 by its founder Arthur Krupp. More…


Franciscan Church in Graz

Church of the Franciscan in Graz, Austria

Two beauties of Graz: The landmark of Graz named Uhrturm in the background and the Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche) in the foreground. The church is part of the oldest monastery in the city. Sometimes I am using the hidden cloister for relaxing from the hurly-burly of the shopping streets in Graz.