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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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Murals

Mural at the town hall of Hallein

Mural at the town hall of Hallein, Austria

Learning about a town’s history by searching for historical murals: While walking through Hallein I came across this mural telling about the transport of salt boxes along the Salzach River.

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Castles Railviews

Golling Castle in Golling / Salzach

View of Burg Golling from train

On a train journey from Bischofshofen to Salzburg, I took this photo of Golling Castle (Burg Golling) through the train windows. The castle houses a museum of local history.

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Sundials

Sundial in Golling / Salzach, Austria

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..,

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Museums

Museum of Celts in Hallein, Austria

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…