Sundial with zodiac signs in Maria Saal, Austria

Sundial in Maria Saal, AustriaSundial with zodiac signs seen at the Marienkirche in Maria Saal. This church is considered as one of the oldest one in the Austrian state of Carinthia. It is also famous for several Roman gravestones, e.g. the mail coach stone.

Palaces Sculptures

The ‘Hundefräulein’ at Schallaburg Palace, Austria

Dog lady at Schallaburg Palace, Austria

If you look carefully at the sculptures decorating the inner yard of Schallaburg Palace (Schloss Schallaburg) you may discover the ‘Hundefräulein’. This is a sculpture showing a girl with a head shaped like a dog. More…


Franciscan Church in Graz, Austria

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.


Sundials in Austria

Sundial in Mistelbach, Austria
Sundial in Mistelbach (Lower 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.