The Loos House (Looshaus) is a central work of the Viennese Modern Age (Wiener Moderne). Architect Adolf Loos designed it in 1910. Because of the missing decorative elements above the windows, the Viennese called the building “The house without eyebrows”. [German]
The Bauhaus movement not only experimented with light and colours. It also tested new materials. Can we build a house made of steel? Georg Muche and Richard Paulick made a steel house in Dessau-Roßlau a reality. [German]
Sometimes, you go to the swimming bath to see a local landmark. So it is in Millstatt, a city in the Austrian state of Carinthia. This listed diving tower saw its construction in 1930 according to the plans of Christof Benedikt.
You find this building with lovely sgraffito at Neunkirchner Straße 19 in Wiener Neustadt. Around the gate, visitors see mythological creatures and the date 1584. The core of the house dates back to the 14th century.
The Kornmesserhaus is one of the most beautiful Gothic secular buildings in Austria. You find the building on the town square of Bruck an der Mur. Its name originates from its first owner, Pankraz Kornmesser.
The memorial site to Ernst Abbe reminded me more of a temple than a simple monument. A look through the glass door increased the impression. The dainty image of the industrialist and social reformer Ernst Abbe rested on a massive herm. [German]
The Bummerlhaus is a late Gothic mansion in the city of Steyr. It is considered one of the finest medieval secular buildings in Austria. Its first mention dates back to 1450, but its oldest part may be from the 13th century.
The Mariahilf Fire Station (Hauptfeuerwache Mariahilf) in Vienna saw its completion in 1914. Its architecture still resonates with the spirit of the age between the fin de siècle and the First World War.
I discovered this faded mural on a classicistic building near the Albertplatz in Dresden. At the time of my visit, it housed a restaurant with the name “Altes Wettbüro” (“Old Betting Office”). [German]
A main attraction of the Austrian city of Schärding is the “Silberzeile“. It is a row of coloured houses in the style of the late Baroque period. In earlier times, each colour symbolised a particular guild.
The Retz town hall originated from a Gothic chapel. After damages in the Hussite wars, there was not enough money for a complete restoration. As a result, the municipal community started to use half the chapel as a town hall. [German]
The Heilig-Geist-Spital is one of the most iconic sights in Nuremberg. The associated hospital church housed the Imperial Regalia for several centuries. Today the depicted part of the spital accommodates a restaurant. [German]