Sculpture of a cat in Salzburg

Sculpture of a cat in Salzburg, Austria

Sculpture of a cat seen near Schloss Mirabell (Mirabell Palace) in Salzburg City. This palace was built by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau in 1606 and was dedicated to his secret wife Salome Alt and their 15 children. More…

Sundial in Golling / Salzach

Sundial in Golling, Austria

A sundial seen at an old inn located in a city called Golling an der Salzach. The saying in the right bottom corner tells that this clock is not counting the cloudy hours which is actually a pun. More..,

ÖBB 4010 at Radstadt railway station

ÖBB 4010 at Radstadt railway station

On my way back from Radstadt I took a train of the type ÖBB 4010 the last time. For about 20 years I used to travel with this train all over Austria. Sometimes working or reading, sometimes just sleeping. It was one of those old-fashioned trains where one could use two turned down seats as bed. More…

City walls of Radstadt

Town walls of Radstadt, Austria

On a train journey through Pongau, a region of the Austrian state Salzburg, I took this photo through the windows of my train. It shows parts of the city walls of Radstadt. The city was founded in 13th century and is member of the Small Historic Cities (Kleine Historische Städte) of Austria. More…

Museum of Celts in Hallein

Museum of Celts in Hallein, Austria

At the Museum of Celts (Keltenmuseum) I learned a lot about the history of the Celts especially in the region of the Austrian state Salzburg. The exhibition also told me about the history of the salt mines in the region of Salzburg. More…

St. Peter’s Cemetery in Salzburg

St. Peter's Cemetery in Salzburg, Austria

The cemetery of St. Peter (Petersfriedhof) is not only one of the oldest cemeteries of Salzburg but was also a set in the American movie ‘Sound of Music’. The small windows along the rock are part of the so called catacombs. More…