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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.

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Railway Stations Sculptures

Statue at the railway station of Bolzano

Statue at the railway station of Bolzano

A statue at the railway station of Bolzano. Reminds me a little bit of movies like ‘Metropolis’ by Fritz Lang. What do you think?

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Architecture

Peculiar architecture in Bolzano

Peculiar architexture next to the railway station

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.

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Railways

High speed train Frecciargento in Bolzano

High speed train Frecciargento in Bolzano

At the railway station Bolzano I came across the Italian high-speed train Frecciargento which was ready to hurry to Roma within 5 hours. Have you already tried one of these high-speed trains in Italy?

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Monuments

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.

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Architecture

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?

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Sundials

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?

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Christmas

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.

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Railways

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! ­čÖé

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Castles

Sigmundskron Castle

Sigmundskron Castle near Bolzano, Italy

Photo of Sigmundskron Castle taken on a train trip from Bolzano to Meran. It was first mentioned as Formicaria in 945. Around 1473 Duke Sigmund the Wealthy converted it into a fortress and changed its name to Sigmundskron. Today it houses a part of the Messner Mountain Museum

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Castles Railways

Fort Franzensfeste in Fortezza

Franzensfeste in Fortezza, Italy

On a local train to Bolzano, I passed the former Austrian fort Franzensfeste which is still dominating the rail hub in Fortezza.

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Castles

Lebenberg Castle in Tscherms

Lebenberg Castle in Tscherms, Italy

During a guided tour at Lebenberg castle in South Tyrol, I heard a cruel story about a man who was buried alive in the walls of that castle. A rood still marks the place where his skeleton was found many years ago.