Manhole cover in Mannheim

Manhole cover in Mannheim, Germany

Clever! An International Museum of Buttons (Knopf & Knopf Museum) advertises on this manhole cover. Together with a brasserie and a hotel, it fills a former railway station building in Warthausen. The building is located directly on the Öchsle Railway, a heritage railway from Warthausen to Ochsenhausen. [German]

A locomotive promoting Austrian police

Locomotive standing at Graz Central Station

A locomotive promoting the work of the Austrian police. In Austria one can pay for a locomotive painted in the colours and with the logo of ones company.

Fun promotion for bikes in Graz

Fun advertisement in Graz, Austria

Fun advertisement seen in Graz. The slogan Hängen Sie Ihr Altes an den Nagel … (‘hang your old one up …’) suggests to buy a new bike from a certain company.

A penguin in Vienna

Penguin on a balcony in Vienna, Austria

As I always say: The most interesting details of a city are not on the ground floor. E.g. this penguin seen on a balcony rail of a building in Vienna. I was told, the creator of this penguin, which had been used for a campaign by the Austrian tourism board, has put this figure on his balcony.

The Trojan boot in Friesach

A fun sign at a shoeshop

On my walk through Friesach I came across this fun shop sign at the storefront of a shoe shop. It shows a ‘Trojan Boot’ (Der trojanische Stiefel)