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Finstergrün Castle in Lungau

Finstergrün Castle in Ramingstein, Austria

On a trip with the Styrian railway in the Lungau we pass this castle high above the town Ramingstein. It looks medieval but well preserved. We wonder if it is still inhabited?

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Sundials

Sundial in Tamsweg

Sundial at the parish church of Tamsweg, Austria

This sundial, located at the parish church of Tamsweg depicts James, son of Zebedee (Jakobus der Ältere) who is the patron of this church. Tamsweg is the largest town of the Lungau region in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

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Signs

Sator square in Golling

Sator square in Golling an der Salzach, Austria

A sator square seen on a facade in Golling an der Salzach. The sator square, also known as rotas square, is a word square containing a five-word Latin palindrome. The oldest datable representation of a sator square was found in Pompeii.

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Coat of Arms

Coat of arms of Fuschl am See

Coat of arms of Fuschl am See, Austria

The coat of arms of the Fuschl am See displays two trees and a fish. The place in the Austrian region of Flachau is known for a lake which provided the court of the Archbishops in Salzburg with fresh fish. This pic was taken on board of a Zille, a special type of boat, which is in operation on this lake.

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Sundial in Salzburg

Sundial at the old university of Salzburg

This fresco with a sundial is located on a wall of the old university at the Max-Reinhard-Platz. It was created by Georg Jung (1899-1957). The depictions refer to the four faculties of that university which was founded by Prince Archbishop Paris von Lodron in 1622.

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Public Clocks

Public clock in Salzburg

Public clock next to the Franciscan monasery in Salzburg, Austria

This public clock, reflected in a simple window, is located on top of a walk way connecting the Franciscan monastery with the Franciscan church in Salzburg.

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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.

 

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Shops

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.

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Plaques

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.

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Castles

Höch Castle in Flachau

Schloss Höch in Flachau, Austria

Höch Caste (Schloss Höch), first mentioned in the 11th century, offers a nice view over the Flachau area. Inside there is a big salon with a splendid decoration made of wood. Owned by a shareholder of a pit (‘Gewerke‘) for a long time it serves as a venue for cultural events now.

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Experiences

Creative Sculpture in Altenmarkt/Pongau

Creative sculpture in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

While walking along the venues of the festival Natura.Kreativ in Altenmarkt I came across a class in creative sculpture ran by artist Walter Puchmayr. Participants were told how to create artworks by combining driftwood, stones and metal in a creative way.

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Sundials

Sundial in Altenmarkt/Pongau

Sundial in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

Sundial at the Dechantskirche in Altenmarkt. The figure represents a Madonna for which the church is famous for. One can see a copy of this statue at one of the side altars in the church.