City Walls Murals

Town wall of Wiener Neustadt

Mural depicting the town wall

An interesting way to learn about the former town wall of Wiener Neustadt. At the Reyergasse 10 I saw this mural depicting the walls around the city. Some parts are still to see. E.g. the Reckturm dating back to 13th century is placed at the north-western corner of the city.


Reckturm in Wiener Neustadt

Reckturm in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

The Reckturm is a tower dating back to 13th century.  After its demolition it was reconstructed in the style of 15th century. The name Reckturm (reck = rack) refers to its use as prison and place for torture. Today it houses a small museum for weapons and about torment.


Sgraffito House in Wiener Neustadt

Sgraffito House in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Building with lovely sgraffito seen at Neunkirchner Straße 19 in Wiener Neustadt. Around the gate one can see mythological creatures and the date 1584. The core of the house was built in 14th century.

Urban Walks

Old advertising column in Wiener Neustadt

Old advertising column in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Detail of an old advertising column seen in Wiener Neustadt. In German we call them Litfaßsäulen. Are there any old ones in your city too?

Urban Walks

Old lantern in Wiener Neustadt

Old lantern in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Fascinating old lantern seen in Wiener Neustadt, a city south of Vienna. I wonder what was the reason for designing this eagle-like bird so ‘plucked’? More…