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Plaques Sculptures

Sculpture of a Reblaus in Gumpoldskirchen

Memorial plaque to Hans Moser in Gumpoldskirchen, Austria

This fun sculpture is placed next to a memorial plaque to the Austrian actor Hans Moser. Both are standing in Gumpoldskirchen, a centre of wineries south of Vienna. Besides his movies and plays Hans Moser got famous for singing a song about the ‘Reblaus’ (‘Pyhlloxera’). The Reblaus is a pest for grapevines.

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Photos

‘1. Wiener Wasserleitungsweg’ in Wienerwald

Sign of the 1. Wiener Wasserleitungsweg

A pretty special hiking trail in Austria is the 1. Wiener Wasserleitungsweg which leads along the water supply line from the mountains of Lower Austria down to Vienna. So one can learn about the sources of Vienna’s water just by following a path.

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Sundials

Sundial at Stift Klosterneuburg

Sundial at Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria

This sundial dated with the year 1570 is shown at the Leopoldihof (St Leopold’s Courtyard) of Stift Klosterneuburg (Klosterneuburg Abbey).

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Cuisine

Genussmeile at the Thermenregion Wienerwald

Church of Sooß, Austria

The Genussmeile is an event which takes place every fall in the Thermenregion Wienerwald, an area south of Vienna. On that event one can walk along a wining and dining trail right in the vineyards between Mödling and Bad Vöslau.

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Castles

Schloss Mayerling in Alland

Schloss Mayerling in Alland, Austria

Until 1889 Schloss Mayerling served as a hunting lodge. After the death of the heir to the Austrian throne Rudolf and his mistress, the building turned into a monastery (Karmel Mayerling). On that place where the couple had died the church depicted above has been erected.

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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.

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Towers

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.

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Architecture

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.

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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?

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Postboxes

Postbox with legs in Mödling

Postbox with legs in Mödling, Austria

Photo of a postbox taken in Mödling, a city in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. The legs are not a prank or an urban intervention but part of a campaign. I love the idea though.

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Sundials

Sundial in Mödling

Sundial in Mödling, Austria

A sundial dating back to the 16th century seen at the walls of a pharmacy in Mödling. More…

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Murals

Fun wall painting in Mödling

Fun wall painting in Mödling, Austria

While walking through the streets of Mödling I came across this fun wall painting. I guess it was a kind of advertisement for a painter and decorator nearby. More…