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Archaeology Museums

Wooden staircase (Bronze Age) in Hallstatt

Replica of a wooden staircase (Bronze Age) in Hallstatt, Austria

This replica of a wooden staircase in front of the Museum Hallstatt reminds of the fact that such a staircase dating back to the Bronze Age was found in the nearby salt mines.

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Signs

Fun traffic sign in Hallstatt

Fun traffic sign in Hallstatt, Austria

Fun! This traffic sign – which is most probable an unofficial one – gives warning of hasting waiters. Some restaurants of Hallstatt offer table right next to the Hallstatt Lake so waiter have to cross a small street. Well, as only a few cars are allowed to use this calm street there is more danger to get hit by a waiter than a waiter will get hit by a car.

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Monuments

Monument to Franz Wirer in Bad Ischl

Small child in front of the huge bust

I’m stunned how big this bust of Franz Wirer is. He is considered the founder of the first Austrian saline water health spa in Bad Ischl.

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Public Art

Pre-planking sculpture in Bad Goisern, Austria

Sculpture in Bad Goisern, Austria

On my way back to the railway station of Bad Goisern I came across this sculpture in a small park. I don’t know the artist or the real meaning of that artwork but it seemed to be a piece of the “pre-planking’ period. 😉 More…

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Railway Stations

Railway station Bad Goisern, Austria

Railway station of Bad Goisern, Austria

Heading to the state exhibition 2008 of Upper Austria in Bad Goisern I left my train at this old fashioned railway station. More…

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Sundials

Sundial in Traunkirchen, Austria

Sundial in Traunkirchen, Austria

After visiting an exhibition in Traunkirchen I took this photo of a sundial at the walls of a former convent. More…

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Signs

Vintage place name sign in Traunkirchen

Vintage place name sign in Traunkirchen

On my walk from the railway station of Traunkirchen to the center of the place I came across this vintage place-name sign. The Austrian state Upper Austria (‘Oberösterreich’) is still labeled as Crown land (‘Kronland’). More…

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Lakes

View of Traunsee in Austria

View of Traunsee, Austria

After leaving Salzkammergut Railway at station Ebensee – Landungsplatz I had this great view of the Traun Lake (Traunsee). The Traunsee is the deepest lake of Austria (191 metres) and offers lovely views of high mountains and an old castle set on a tiny island (Seeschloss Ort).

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Railway Stations

Railway station of Bad Ischl

Railway station of Bad Ischl, Austria

Bad Ischl was the summer resort of the Emperor’s family of Austria-Hungary for many years. Generally, they took the train to reach their villa (Kaiservilla) in Bad Ischl. The monarchy has gone but the railway station of that time is still here.

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Tramways

Tramcar GM 100 in Gmunden, Austria

Tramcar GM 100 in Gmunden, Austria

During my stay in Gmunden I had the chance to ride with a tramcar built in 1898. It linked the railway station of Gmunden with the Traun Lake (Traunsee). More…