Riding the Wachau Railway I always wondered about the meaning of this big memorial just next to the tracks. After a visit to the Domäne Wachau, I had the chance to learn more about it: It is a memorial about an engagement between French, Austrian and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars on Nov 11th, 1805.
The 9th day of my InterRail journey ended at the railway station Wiener Westbahnhof in Vienna. It was nearly midnight when I arrived. Only the statue of Elisabeth of Austria (‘Sisi’) bid me welcome. The statue reminds me of the fact that this railway station was one end of the Empress Elisabeth Railway.
In a park of Merano I came across a monument to Empress Elisabeth of Austria who was a very important guest in Merano. It happens to be I met her twice on this day. My trip ended in Vienna where I saw another monument at the railway station Wien Westbahnhof.
Monument of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (‘Sisi’) seen near the railway station of Salzburg. The railway line between Vienna and Salzburg was named after her. At the other end of the railway line in Vienna there is a statue of Sisi as well.
This monument to Empress Elisabeth ‘Sisi’ of Austria is located at the Volksgarten in the 1st district of Vienna. The monument was designed by Friedrich Ohmann, the statue was created by Hans Bitterlich.
Ferdinand Raimund (1790-1836) was an Austrian actor/dramatist and a master of the Viennese Posse. Watching his plays give insights into the life of the first half of the 19th century in Vienna. The depicted monument is situated next to a theater named Volkstheater in the 7th district of Vienna.
Monument to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart seen at the Burggarten in Vienna. The Burggarten is a public park at the rear of the New Hofburg (Neue Hofburg). The monument made of Laas marble was created by Viktor Oskar Tilgner.
The monument to Prince Eugene of Savoy placed in the center of Vienna (Heldenplatz) was created by Anton Dominik Fernkorn. The military commander, in Vienna generally known as Prinz Eugen, got also famous for building one of the most important palaces in Vienna named Schloss Belvedere.
This equestrian statue was erected in 1860 to the memory of Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen. The most interesting fact of this statue is the pose of the horse. It stands with two legs only on the pedestal, the tail doesn’t support the construction.
On my first walk through Szeged I came across a monument to Elisabeth of Austria, who was also Queen of Hungary. Her Hungarian name is Erzsébet but many people of the 21th century just know her by the names Sisi or Sissi.
The Bavarian Lion seen at the port entrance of Lindau. It is placed next to the lighthouse of Lindau. The Bavarian Lion is mentioned several times in the Bavarian coat of arms, for example the shield is hold by two lions.