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Hoffmannsches Freihaus in Wels

Hoffmannsches Freihaus in Wels, Austria

This building generally known as Hoffmannsches Freihaus or Haus der Salome Alt was first mentioned in 1464. The name Freihaus (‘Free House’) refers to the fact that the residents of this building were outside the jurisdiction of the city court and were exempt from municipal taxes.

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Architecture Gothic

Kornmesserhaus in Bruck/Mur

Kornmesserhaus in Bruck/Mur, Austria

The Kornmesserhaus is one of the most beautiful Gothic secular buildings of Austria. It was built around 1500.

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Architecture Museums Otto Wagner

Otto Wagner Pavillon Karlsplatz in Vienna

Otto Wagner Pavillon Karlplatz in Vienna, Austria

This art nouveau pavilion was built in 1898 as a portal building of the new city railway (Stadtbahn). Today it serves as a museum displaying several models and sketches created by architect and urban planner Otto Koloman Wagner.

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Kunsthotel Fuchspalast in Sankt Veit/Glan

Ernst-Fuchs-Palast in St. Veit, Austria

At the end of my walk through St. Veit an der Glan I had a break at this hotel which was redesigned by the Austrian artist Ernst Fuchs. This artist is also known for being one of the founders of Vienna School of Fantastic Realism.

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Architecture Museums

Pharmacy in Uherský Brod

Old pharmarcy at a central place of Uherský Brod This old pharmacy with fascinating facade is located at the market place of Uherský Brod, a town in the Moravian part of Czech Republic. This town is regarded as one of the possible birth places of philosopher John Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komenský). A local museum reminds of his work. [German]

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Architecture Baroque

The ‘Silberzeile’ of Schärding

The 'Silberzeile' of Schärding, Austria

While walking along the town square of Schärding I came across the main attraction of the city: The ‘Silberzeile’. This is a row of coloured houses in the style of the late baroque period.

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Very small house in Bregenz

Frontview of the very narrow house

One of the smallest houses I have ever seen: This building with the address Kirchstrasse N° 29. [German]

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Roman house in Weimar

'Roman house' (18th century) in Weimar, Germany

The Roman House is a building on the edge of the Ilm park in Weimar. Since 1998 it has been part of the ensemble “Classical Weimar” UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1791-1798 as a summer house for the then Duke Carl August and is an early Classicist building in Germany.

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Architecture Palm Houses

Palm house of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

Palm house of Schönbrunn, Vienna

This Palmenhaus is the most prominent greenhouse on the grounds of Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) in Vienna. The building made of steel and 45,000 glass tiles was opened in 1882.

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Architecture Museums

Traditional hayrack in Rogatec

Hayrack (Kozolec) in Rogatec, SloveniaA traditional Slovenian hayrack (Kozolec) seen at the open-air museum in Rogatec (Muzej na prostem Rogatec). For fans of these sort of hayracks there is also a specialized museum in Šentrupert, generally known as the ‘Land of Hayracks’ (Dežela kozolcev).

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Architecture Renaissance

Armoury in Nuremberg

Armoury of Nuremberg, Germany

The former armoury (Zeughaus) of Nuremberg built in the years 1588/89 by Hans Dietmayer. After its demolition during World War II it got reconstructed in 1954/55. [German]

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Yellow house in Sopron

Yellow house in Sopron, Hungary

A nice coloured house in Sopron, Hungary.