While walking along the city walls of Friesach I came across this installation which is called Bäckertauche. I was told this used to be a tool for punishment in earlier times. Baker (Bäcker) who had cheated were locked into this cage and immersed (tauchen) into the water several times.
In the winter of 179/180, Marcus Valerius Maximianus and the Roman Legio II Adiutrix camped in the Vah valley. They were on a campaign against the Quadi at this time. They left this inscription on a rock of the later Trenčín. [German]
Austria and France signed an armistice in Zámek Slavkov (Slavkov Castle) on Dec 6th, 1805. At that time, the place and the mansion were known by the name Austerlitz. Taking a guided tour, I had the chance to see not only the interior of the Baroque building but also the room where the armistice was signed.
Below this unimposing walls of the Capuchin Church the bodies of 12 emperors and 18 empresses are laid to rest inside the Imperial Crypt (Kaisergruft). In Vienna this silent place is generally known as Capuchin Crypt (Kapuzinergruft)
In 2005 many events marked the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. One of the most impressive ones: The Heldenplatz, a central square in Vienna, was covered with vegetables and sunflowers. A strong reminder of the fact, that around 1945 the citizen of Vienna used every free space for producing food.