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Panorama room at the Vorarlberg Museum

View from the panorama room of the museum

In the top floor of the Vorarlberg Museum there is a room with a great view of Lake Constance. The room is silenced so you can enjoy the scenery deep in contemplation.

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Facade of the Vorarlberg Museum

16,656 concrete blossoms at the facade of the museumThe facade of the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz is decorated with 16,656 concrete blossoms. The blossoms were formed by the bottoms of simple PET-bottles.

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Atrium at the Vorarlberg Museum

Play of light and shadow at the Vorarlberg Museum

The atrium of the Vorarlberg Museum is more than 20 metres high. On the ground floor it is used for temporary exhibition. Along the other floors it offers a great play of light and shadow. This pic was taken at the second floor of the building.

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Staircase at the Vorarlberg Museum

On the stairs in Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz, Austria

The Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz offers some fascinating architectural details. The color play in the staircase is a result of the stairs made of oak and the brass handrail.

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Signs

Inn sign in Dornbirn

Inn sign in Dornbirn, Austria

Inn sign at the wine tavern ‘Alte Post‘ in Dornbirn. The sign is labeled with the name of the tavern and the date 1869. The sign shows a postilion which probably refers to the earlier use of the building as coaching inn.

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Churches

Church Sankt Jodok in Mittelberg

Church Sankt Jodok in Mittelberg, Austria

The church was named after Jodok (Saint Judoc) who had lived in 7th century. The church was first mentioned in 14th century. An interesting architectural detail: The church is protected against avalanches by a chapel in front of its main entrance.

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Passes

Walserbus in Kleinwalsertal

Walserbus in Kleinwalsertal, Austria

Kleinwalsertal is one of the largest tourism destinations in Austria. How to avoid huge jams along the central streets? The Walserbus is a clever answer to this question. Each guest gets a guest card from his host valid for all lines between the state border and Baad.

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Accommodations

Hotel Gemma in Kleinwalsertal

Lounge at Hotel Gemma in Kleinwalsertal, Austria

Hotel Gemma is a small hotel located at Kleinwalsertal Valley with a fine view from the lounge to the lower part of the valley. Besides that it is situated next to a ski lift so one can start the winter day by skiing down to the lift station and finishing the ski activities just by skiing back to the entrance of the hotel.

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Castles

Schattenburg Castle in Feldkirch

Schattenburg Castle in Feldkirch

While waiting for my Railjet to Zurich I glimpse at Schattenburg Castle (Schattenburg). It seems to guard the tunnel right next to the railway station of Feldkirch.

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Murals

Mural in Hohenems

Historical mural in Hohenems, Austria

This photo I took while passing the railway station of Hohenems with an Austrian commuter train. The subject showing Siegfried and Hagen refers to the fact that parts of the Nibelungenlied (Song of the Nibelungs) had been found in a palace of Hohenems.

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Museums

Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) in Bregenz

Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) in Bregenz, Austria

The Kunsthaus Bregenz is not only known for being one of the leading houses presenting contemporary art but also for its façade made of 712 glass panels. I took this photo from the nearby railroad and was impressed by the fact that the colors of the façade and the sky seem to be the same. More…

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Architecture

Very small house in Bregenz

Frontview of the very narrow house

One of the smallest houses I have ever seen: This building with the address Kirchstrasse N° 29.