Today I took the high speed train from Zurich to Budapest passing the new 13 km long tunnel (Wienerwaldtunnel) between Sankt Pölten and Vienna which had been opened the day before. So what was my first impression? Ok, the train was fast but as you can imagine there is nothing to see in such a tunnel. Which brought an interesting question to me…
Today I had a special question for my readers. I love to take photos on my train journeys. In time more and more pictures taken through the windows of trains found their way as photo posts to this blog. It is time to tag them. But which tag to choose? After a small talk with my followers on Twitter and Facebook, a new term has emerged: Railviews
I took this photo on a train journey from Vienna to Linz. The church located in Lanzendorf (Böheimkirchen) was first mentioned in 1248. Interesting detail: The tower is tilted. I am also impressed by the fact that one can still see this pretty old church on a free field next to a high speed railroad.
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 reason why I like train journeys in Styria: It’s all about the landscape. This photo taken on my way back from Breitenau to Mixnitz made me think, walking barefooted in this field could be a good idea now. What to you think?
While travelling by train I often think about typical elements of landscape and architecture one can see through the train window. Are there any elements you can associate with a certain country or area?
Photo of Sigmundskron Castle taken on a train trip from Bolzano to Meran. It was first mentioned as Formicaria in 945. Around 1473 Duke Sigmund the Wealthy converted it into a fortress and changed its name to Sigmundskron. Today it houses a part of the Messner Mountain Museum.