On my urban walk through Kindberg I came across the coat of arms of Roßdorf, a place near Darmstadt in Germany. I love the dreamy moon in this city arms. Why is this coat of arms displayed in Kindberg? The simple answer is: Kindberg and Roßdorf are twinned.
This locomotive with the current number ÖBB X112.07 was built in 1935 by the German company Krauss-Maffei for the German National Railway (Deutsche Reichsbahn). It is a sample of the DRG Kleinlokomotive Class II, which was developed as a type with low weight and driving power for light shunting duties.
This post office building at the Kapuzinerplatz was built in the year 1937. The architecture is pretty Alpine, the oriel is modeled on the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) in Innsbruck. The decorations on the oriel show different mail services in course of time.
At the sundial located at the Pfarrheim (parish community centre) of Knittelfeld one can not only see Saint Catherine but also the no longer existing town hall. The late Gothic town hall was destroyed in the Second World War.
The city arms (Stadtwappen) of Knittelfeld display three white staves in a red field. The German tern for a stave is Knüttel, which could be the origin for the name Knittelfeld. The depicted coat of arms one can find at the Lutherstiege, an old staircase at the former town walls of the city.
High over the Austrian city of Gloggnitz the former Benedictine monastery offers now a nice location for weddings and seminars. The big church located in the middle of the court of Gloggnitz Castle (Schloss Gloggnitz) makes the place special.
The Eiserne Brücke (Iron Bridge) in Neunkirchen was built in the end of 19th century by the Ignaz Gridl Brückenbau-Anstalt. Especially in autumn one have a great view of the Schwarza river from the bridge.
The coat of arms of Neunkirchen display nine churches which refers to the meaning of the current city name (“Nine Churches”). Even though these city arms are a great example for canting arms the place was never known for nine churches. Actually the name origins from “new church”, a description which was used in the first mention of the place in 1094.