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Museum der Moderne in Salzburg

Museum of contemporary art in Salzburg, Austria

While walking through Salzburg I took this photo of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Museum der Moderne) located high over the city on top of the Mönchsberg. From there you have a great view of Salzburg. The castle-like building next to the museum is a water tower.

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Museum of Natural History in Vienna

View of the museum from Volksgarten

While walking through the Volksgarten, a public park of Vienna, I took this photo of the Museum of Natural History (Naturhistorisches Museum). By the way the park is famous for its roses. So don’t miss a visit through the blooming period of the roses.

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Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna

Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna, Austria

The ‘Kunstforum Wien’ is an exhibition hall for art, located in a former bank building. I especially love the exterior of this edifice built in the years 1914 to 1921.

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Kunsthaus in Graz

Kunsthaus in Graz, Austria

The Kunsthaus was built in 2003 and shows exhibitions of contemporary art. Because of its special architecture, it is generally known as the “Friendly Alien”. Contrary to a white cube the interior in the form of an irregular bladder gives the chance to enjoy bulky sculptures in an appropriate space. [German]

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Museum of Military History in Vienna

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna, Austria

The Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) was built in different styles ranging from Byzantine and Hispano-Moorish to Neo-Gothic. Inside it shows the history of the Habsburg empire until 1918 and modern Austria up to the year 1945.

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Haus des Meeres in Vienna

Haus des Meeres in Vienna, Austria

The Haus des Meeres, located inside a former blockhouse tower of World War II, houses several aquariums and two tropic houses.

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Museums Roman Empire

Roman museum in Wagna

Roman museum in Wagna, Austria

The Roman museum of Wagna is placed right above the remains of the former Roman settlement Flavia Solva. So you can look at the ancient walls below your feet and some Roman pieces one have found there at the same time.

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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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Museum August Kestner in Hanover

Museum August Kestner in Hanover, Germany

This museum of cultural history was opened in 1889. The façade with 5,000 small windows is a superstructure over the remains of the original façade in neo-renaissance style. [German]

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Museums Roman Empire

Ruins of Gorsium-Herculia near Tác

Roman ruins in Tác, Hungary

From the middle of the 1st century a Roman fort controlled a road junction and the ford of the Sarvíz. Today an archaeological park and an open air museum near Tác tell about life during the ancient Roman period. [German]

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Castles Museums

Bogenšperk Castle in Šmartno pri Litiji

Entrance of Grad Bogenšperk, Slovenia

Bogenšperg Castle (Grad Bogenšperg) was the home for historian Johann Weichard Valvasor (1641-1693) for many years. He gained fame for writing a documentation about castles situated in the regions of Austria and Slovenia. Inside the museum I learned about the life of this writer and how he had published his books in 17th century. [German]

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Castles Museums

Rabenstein Castle in Frohnleiten

Rabenstein Castle in Frohnleiten

It serves me as a landmark when I take the train through the Mur Valley. When I see it, it’s not far to Graz: Rabenstein Castle. Its old stone walls make it look like an inhospitable knight’s castle. Inside it surprises with beautiful halls and a collection of Japanese artworks.