Coat of Arms

Emblem of Habsburg family in Merano

Emblem of Habsburg family in Merano, Italy

Another way to depict an emblem: A mosaic, seen at a bridge in Merano, Italy. It shows the emblem of the Habsburg family.


Monument to Sisi in Merano

Monument of Sisi in Merano, Italy

In a park of Merano I came across a monument to Empress Elisabeth of Austria who was a very important guest in Merano. It happens to be I met her twice on this day. My trip ended in Vienna where I saw another monument at the railway station Wien Westbahnhof.


Laubengasse in Merano

Laubengasse in Merano, Italy

At the end of my visit in Merano I walked down the famous Laubengasse which is known as a lane with one of the longest arcades in the world. Which fine streets with arcades do you know?


Sundial in Merano

Sundial in Merano, Italy

On the 9th day of my InterRail trip I walked through Merano in Italy and came across this sundial. I was impressed how many elements and codes are compiled in this depiction. For example one can see the motto of Friedrich III. (AEIOU) as well as a skull with an hour glass on top of it. Which remarkable elements do you see in this sundial?


Face of Santa Claus made of moss

Face of Santa Claus made of moss

The face of Santa Claus made of kinds of mosses found at the Christmas market of Merano.


The train that not accepted my InterRail pass

Christmas train in Merano, Italy

It was in Merano where I finally came across a train that didn’t accept my InterRail pass! 🙂

Castles Gardens

Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano

Castel Trauttmansdorff in Merano, Italy

After visiting an exhibition about tourism in the rooms of Trauttmansdorff Castle I had a nice walk through the gardens. It was a great experience to see such a wonderful landscape of plants in a region not far away from the Alps.