The Attersee House (Attersee-Haus) situated at the address Mariahilfer Straße 78 (7. District) accommodates a hotel and a big store. The colourful glass mosaic façade was designed by the artist Christian Ludwig Attersee.
In the years 1894-1896, Hotel Meissl & Schadn was erected at the Neuer Markt 2. Eduard Veith created the depicted mosaic at the rear of the hotel. The building burned down in 1945, but the mosaic is still visible at Kärntnerstrasse 16.
This mural in Saalbach dates back to 1810. It shows an odd funeral procession. The body in the coffin is a hunter (German: ‘Jäger’), and the mourners of the funeral (German: ‘Begräbnis’) are animals. Therefore, people in Austria call this kind of picture a “Jägerbegräbnis”.
Interesting mural seen at an abandoned building next to the railway station of Deutsch-Wagram. It shows a train dating back to the first days of passenger trains in Austria. On 23rd November 1837 the first steam train of the Austrian empire started to run from Floridsdorf to Deutsch-Wagram.
Lately, I found a clever way to learn about the former town wall of Wiener Neustadt. At Reyergasse 10, I saw this mural depicting the walls around the city. Some parts of the walls are still visible.
On my walk through the old part of Udine I came across this fascinating decorations right under the roof. I guess there is a special term for this kind of decoration. How would you call this kind of deco in Italian or English language?
After leaving the Kunsthalle in Vienna, where I visited two exhibitions about fashion photography, I discovered at the Museumsquartier this cute painting of a shy fox hidden behind benches.
This colourful house in my city is generally known as Gemaltes Haus (Painted House). Actually it was the seat of a duke until about 1450, so the official name is Herzogshof (Duke’s court). By the way the top down conifers were part of the Christmas decoration at that time.
While passing the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Akademie der Bildenden Künste), I always love to look at the fine wall paintings. Inside the building, you find a collection of old masters worth a visit.
While passing the railway station of Hohenems with an Austrian commuter train I took this photo of a mural with historical background. It refers to the fact that parts of the ‘Song of the Nibelungs’ (Nibelungenlied) has been found in Hohenems.
While waiting for my train back to Vienna I had a look at the mural decorations in one of the halls of the railway station Keleti pályaudvar also known as Keleti pu. This station was built in the years 1881/84.
This monument tells about the sister cities of my native town Graz. You find it on top of the hill (Schloßberg) in the middle of Graz. The following list shows the first year of the partnership.