Bad Ischl was the summer resort of Franz Joseph I, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, and his family for many years. Generally they took the train to get to their villa (Kaiservilla) in Bad Ischl. The monarchy has gone but the railway station of that time is still here.
A photo taken from a waiting train. The railway station of Bad Mitterndorf is part of the Salzkammergut Railway (Salzkammergutbahn) where you can still see typical Austrian railway stations of the 19th century.
On my train journeys through Austria, I often have to change the train in Bischofshofen. That’s a railway station in the middle of the mountains of the Austrian state of Salzburg. The mountain range in the background is named Tennengebirge.
In 2003 the capital city of Styria got the title ‘European Capital of Culture’. In the same year Graz Central Station had been renovated and artist Peter Kogler was elected to decorate the entrance hall of the railway station.
My first view of Nuremberg after leaving the train and standing in the hall of Nuremberg central station: A tower called Frauentorturm dating back to 14th century. The tower is placed near the Handwerkerhof, a court full of shops selling traditional products and craftsmanship.