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Railways

Infobox about Koralm Railway in Klagenfurt

Infobox about Koralm Railway in Klagenfurt, Austria

Inside Hauptbahnhof Klagenfurt (Klagenfurt Central Station) there are two small rooms showing information about a railway line project between Graz and Klagenfurt generally known as Koralmbahn (Koralm Railway). The focus is on the Carinthian part of the line between Lavanttal and Klagenfurt.

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Castles Railviews

Niederfalkenstein Castle in Obervellach

Niederfalkenstein Castle in Obervellach, Austria

Niederfalkenstein Castle (Burg Niederfalkenstein) is situated high over the municipality Obervellach in the Austrian state of Carinthia. The photo was taken from a train while passing the railway bridge Falkensteinbrücke. More…

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Signs

The Trojan boot in Friesach

A fun sign at a shoeshop

On my walk through Friesach I came across this fun shop sign at the storefront of a shoe shop. It shows a ‘Trojan Boot’ (Der trojanische Stiefel). More…

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Cuisine

A typical Carinthian dish: Kasnudeln

A typical Carinthian dish: Kasnudeln

Before I joined a guided tour through the oldest city of Carinthia I had a typical dish of Carinthia. Its name is Kasnudeln. This is a thinly rolled noodle dough that is shaped to a pocket filled with quark. In general, it is spiced with mint and chervil.

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Photos

Bäckertauche in Friesach

Bäckertauche in Friesach, Austria

While walking along the town walls of Friesach I came across this installation which is called Bäckertauche. I was told this used to be a tool for punishment in earlier times. More…

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City Walls

City walls of Friesach

The town walls of Friesach, Austria

The town of Friesach is still surrounded by a water-filled moat. The structure on the left side is a reconstruction of a Bäckertauche. In earlier times a Bäckertauche was used as a punishment tool similar to a cucking stool.

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City Walls

Posttor (Olsator) in Friesach

Olsator in Friesach, Austria

On my walk through Friesach I discovered this cute idea to visualize the old gate called Posttor or Olsator in its shape of about 1200 AD. The sign was transparent so I was able to match past and presence. More…

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Palaces

Porcia Castle in Spittal an der Drau

Porcia Castle in Spittal an der Drau, Austria

The Renaissance palace in the style of an Italian palazzi was built in 16th century. It houses a museum for local history and a female ghost. Porcia Castle (Schloss Porcia) is notorious for the White Lady Katharina of Salamanca, who is said to be cursed to haunt the rooms. More…

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Palaces

Courtyard of Porcia Castle in Spittal

Auditorium at Schloss Porcia, Austria

On my walk through Spittal an der Drau I got a glimpse of the courtyard of Porcia Palace (Schloss Porcia). On that day there were some preparations for a theatre festival taking place in this courtyard. More…

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Pillories

Pillory in Spittal an der Drau

A pillory in front of Porcia Castle

This pillory dating back to the 16th century stands in front of Porcia Castle (Schloss Porcia) in the Carinthian city Spittal an der Drau.

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Hotels Palaces

Schlosshotel Velden in Velden

The palace situated next to a lake named Wörthersee was built by Bartholomäus Khevenhüller at the end of the 16th century. After 1890 it was mainly used as a hotel and became famous in the German TV series ‘Ein Schloss am Wörthersee‘.

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Signs

No parking sign in Velden

No parking sign in Velden, Austria

During my walk through Velden I came across this sign at the driveway of a hotel. I think the message drove the point home, didn’t it? 🙂 More…