At the Central Station Bolzano, the Italian high-speed train Frecciargento is waiting for the start of its journey. It will reach Roma within 5 hours, running with a top speed of 160 mph.
The first impression of Bolzano after leaving my train was this building right opposite the station hall. Well, how would you call this style of architecture? I love especially the idea to put a lizard as add-on.
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.
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?
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?
The face of Santa Claus made of kinds of mosses found at the Christmas market of Merano.
It was in Merano where I finally came across a train that didn’t accept my InterRail pass! 🙂
On a local train to Bolzano, I passed the former Austrian fort Franzensfeste which is still dominating the rail hub in Fortezza.
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.