Braumeisterstube at the Sternbräu in Salzburg, Austria

Painting at the restaurant Sternbräu in Salzburg, Austria

The Braumeisterstube is part of the Sternbräu Restaurant in Salzburg. This restaurant was first mentioned in 1542 and offers several old and modern rooms for having a glass of beer or a traditional meal. After a big renovation in 2013/2014 the Braumeisterstube is still decorated in an old style, e.g. the paintings show historical scenes related to beer. [German]

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Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg, Austria

Frescoes at the Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg, Austria

Since 1422 tanners have been working at the address Lederergasse 5 in Salzburg. At the same address there is still a shop run by the family Schliesselberger selling goods made of leather. During opening hours you can visit a fascinating detail of Salzburg: In a room on the 1st floor there are some frescoes probably dating back to the mid of 16th century.

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Sphaera by Stephan Balkenhol in Salzburg, Austria

Male part of the Sphaera at the Kapitelplatz in Salzburg

Memories! Years ago I used to play chess with local people right on this board depicted above. I am glad to see, the public chess board is still in use. By the way the man on the sphere is a sculpture created by Stephan Balkenhol. The official name is ‘Sphaera‘, but people just call it ‘Mozartkugel‘.

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Wild Man Fountain in Salzburg, Austria

Figure on top of the Wild Man Fountain

The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) stands near the Furtwänglerpark in Salzburg. Personally, I love the idea to see this wild man as a counterpoint to all the high-class culture which is housed in the nearby Great Festival Hall (Großes Festspielhaus). By the way, in his left hand you can see the city arms of Salzburg. Continue reading

‘Gherkins’ by Erwin Wurm in Salzburg, Austria

'Gherkins' by Erwin Wurm in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is a very traditional city. Even though you can see a lot of contemporary art in the streets. E.g. these ‘Gherkins’ created by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. Personally I like this piece of public art as the gherkins seems to have some personality. By the way the monument in the background is dedicated to Friedrich Schiller. I wonder if he has ever thought to write about gherkins?

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