Art Nouveau station hall in Prague

Art nouveaul station hall at the main railway station of Prague, Czech Republic

The Art Nouveau hall in Prague’s main train station (Praha hlavní nádraží) is a bit hidden. Once it represented the splendour and glory of the Habsburg Empire. Today it is located away from the streams of rail travellers and only fanciers make their way to the hall. The structure was built in 1902/12 according to the plans of Josef Fanta (1856-1954).

Fillgraderstiege in Vienna

Fillgraderstiege in Vienna, Austria

The Fillgraderstiege was built between 1905 and 1907 according to the plans of the architect Max Hegele. The outdoor staircase connects the Fillgradergasse with the Theobaldgasse in Vienna’s 6th district Mariahilf. Architecturally, it is considered Viennese Art Nouveau.

Parksteg in Payerbach

Parksteg in Payerbach, Austria

This footbridge in Payerbach, generally known as Parksteg, was built in 1903. It is a combination of concrete and a railing in the style of Jugendstil. I was especially impressed by the idea to create the ornaments by using cast concrete.

Art Nouveau door at Zeche Zollern

Door at the machine hall of Zeche Zollern

A fascinating detail of the Zeche Zollern, a colliery in Dortmund: The door at the machine hall is built in the style of Jugendstil (Art Nouveau). Unfortunately it was closed for renovation during my visit.

Art nouveau building in Graz

Art nouveau building in Graz, Austria

Art Nouveau building located in a shopping street named Sporgasse in Graz. Well, the building obviously needs a kind of brush-up, but I love this combination of beauty and decay. What do you think?