Steam locomotive Z11 of the Schafberg Railway

Steam locomotive Z11 in full steam

This ‘old’ steam locomotive Z11 was actually built in 1992 as part of the class 999.2. It is operated by the Schafberg Railway (Schafbergbahn) which is leading from Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut up to the Schafberg. This metre gauge cog railway is pretty steep, at a total lenght of 5.85 km it gains about 1,200 m height difference.

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Painter’s Steep in Sankt Wolfgang, Austria

The painter's steep in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

High over Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut a hiking trail named The Painter’s Steep (Malersteig) leading up to the Kalvarienberg Hill offers a fine view of Sankt Wolfgang and lake Wolfgangsee. The name origins from the fact that many famous landscapists used to paint their works standing on those meadows.

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Emblem of Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

Emblem of Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

The emblem of Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, seen at an old building in the centre of the place. It was awarded by Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian II in 1567. The emblem shows a flat-bottomed boat named Zille, which was not only a traditional boat type of this region but also an important means of transport for people and goods.

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Exhibition of historic facade signs in Vienna, Austria

Exhibition of historic facade signs in Vienna, Austria

Stadtschrift, an association for the collection, preservation and documentation of historic facade signs created this open air exhibition at a fire wall in Vienna. I love the idea to show them in public instead of a presentation inside a hall. So we can see these signs in a way we used to do on our walks to school or job in earlier times.

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