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Gabled houses in Rostock

Modern gabled house in Rostock, Germany

In Rostock, there are a lot of colourful gabled houses to see. It is big fun to walk through the streets and to count how many different gables one discover. Even this gable of a newly built edifice next to the old town hall has something decorative to offer.

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Former salt magazine in Melk

Former salt magazine in Melk, Austria

In earlier times the building of late Gothic origin served as a salt magazine (Salzstadel). After beeing a bread store it houses a typical Austrian tobacconist (Trafik) now.

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Architecture Gothic

Bummerlhaus in Steyr

Bummerlhaus, a late gothic mansion in Steyr, Austria

The Bummerlhaus is a late gothic mansion in the city of Steyr. It is considered one of the finest medieval secular buildings in Austria.

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Architecture Neo-Gothic

Neo-Gothic bank building in Steyr

Neo-Gothic bank building (1900) in Steyr, Austria

This building of a mutual savings bank (Sparkasse) was built in 1900 in the style of neo-Gothic. For this reason two older houses were demolished, e.g. the Reichlhaus. An interesting details is the writing on top of it, which uses the outdated term Sparcassa.

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Architecture Baroque

‘Zum Andreas Hofer’ inn in Steyr

'Zum Andreas Hofer' Inn in Steyr, Austria

The building with the address Enge Gasse 5 has late Gothic origins and a Baroque facade created in the second quarter of the 18th century. It is generally known as the ‘Zum Andreas Hofer’ inn (Gasthaus ‘Zum Andreas Hofer’).

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Architecture Baroque

Old Exchange in Leipzig

Old exchange (Alte Handelsbörse) in Leipzig, Germany

The Old Exchange (Alte Handelsbörse) was built in the 17th century in the early baroque style as a representative building where merchants could meet. Today, the hall serves for musical and literary events, company presentations and conferences, festive receptions and private parties.

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Bad Schandau Elevator in Saxony

Elevator dating back to 1904 in Bad Schandau, Germany

This elevator runs from Bad Schandau on Ostrau. The truss-tower construction built in 1904 overcomes a difference in height of 47.76 m. From the top of the tower you have a great view on Saxon Switzerland.

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Architecture Restaurants

Cigarette factory Yenidze in Dresden

Former cigarette factory Yenidze in Dresden, Germany

The former cigarette factory building was built by architect Martin Hammitzsch in 1907. The name of the company refered to the Ottoman place Yenidze (the Greek Genisea of today) where the tobacco was bought from. Today the edifice serves as office building.

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Architecture

Diving platform in Millstatt

Diving platform built in the 1930s in Millstatt, Austria

An interesting architectural building of Millstatt is this diving plattform built in the 1930s by Christof Benedikt.

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Architecture

Priests’ seminary in Graz

At the inner courtyard of the priests' seminary in Graz, Austria

At the inner courtyard of the priests’ seminary in Graz, Austria

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Architecture Art Nouveau

‘Golden Lion Hotel’ in Mariazell

'Golden Lion Hotel', an art nouveau building in Mariazell, Austria

The former Golden Lion Hotel (Hotel Goldener Löwe) is an art nouveau building at the central place of Mariazell.

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Architecture Art Nouveau

‘House to the blue grape’ in Mariazell

'House to the blue grape', an art nouveau building in Mariazell, Austria

The ‘House to the blue grape’ (Haus zur blauen Weintraube) is an art nouveau building located in the centre of the Styrian city of Mariazell.